Hi friends, I’m going to share some ugly truths behind my careless execution of a knit neckline, and an idea for a cover up of said faulty execution. The moral: you don’t always have to rip your seams for a sewing error; cover it up. Fabric: Gorgeous navy/white striped knit from Sew Much Fabric .… Read More Glam Cover Up for a Neckline Mess Up
It’s what I call a buttonhole stitch because it’s configuration is what you would use if you were making a handmade buttonhole (not to be confused with a machine-made buttonhole). If your machine has an array of decorative stitches (not to be confused with utility stitches), this one is bound to be part of it.… Read More Secret in Stitch #26
Comforting a cancer patient is hard during the time of Shelter-in-Place and Social-Distancing orders. Especially when the patient is a cousin with whom one grew up with – who is almost a sister. What could I do for her besides make infrequent calls? Infrequent, because chemotherapy effects can make one weak and disinclined to talk… Read More Caftan (or Kaftan)
Micro post #2. 300 words. I’ve sewn many traditional shirt-sleeve plackets, neck plackets that neatly (or messily) end in a pointed end or a square end with diagonal stitching lines sewn in an X. A placket is still my least favorite thing to sew. This one (below) was not a miss, but not a hit… Read More Sewing Plackets Can be so Hit or Miss
The Schiaparelli pocket has found a home – an unfinished one, but a home nonetheless. For the new readers who are wondering about the Schiaparelli pocket, go to my fun little post back here. Meanwhile, I’m letting everyone in on the unfinished jacket which is now a forever home for the coolest patch pocket ever! … Read More A Home for the Schiaparelli Pocket
Hi friends! This is going to be a quick tip, or trick or whatever you want to call it. I call it a NOWEK (see title) idea. It can be in the sustainability category, a quick sew category, or both. Go here for another NOWEK idea ….. Here goes: While making a pair of loosey… Read More Pre-made Collection of Elastic Waistbands. NOWEK (No One Will Ever Know) Idea.
(An online search for “Yara Shahidi’s Gucci Gown” yielded some of these images.) The photo of actress Yara Shahidi (of the TV show “black-ish”) caught my attention on a magazine page (InStyle). She is a knockout and pulling off the attention grabbing Gucci gown beautifully. It’s age appropriate for her tender years, and extremely tasteful.… Read More Gucci Shell Gown- How is it Made? I’m Asking…
Dear friends, some sewing has resumed after the thumb fiasco, and it’s admittedly quite unselfish of me to even try and finish the project. In this post you’ll see images of this (almost done) shirt made for my brother, and some Sewing Notes to go along with it. No deep thoughts today. Sewing Notes Pattern:… Read More More Shirtmaking and Shirtmusings
Back after a long hiatus!! Hi, dear readers, you may have seen this particular tunic before, but this time — it’s on me (all my photos by BrianCampbellPhoto) and not on the dummy. Inspiration A Few Process Notes I’m sharing this on the Designin’ December online group initiated by Linda of the Nice Dress. Thanks,… Read More Assymetrical Neckline – Again
(said in a Chuck Todd kind of voice) …. it’s time for a post on the Sew Everything Blog. And, here we are on Thursday. Today has turned into a sharing-other-great-sewing-blogger-posts day, because there’s no dearth of fabulous sewing done by other enthusiasts; therefore I’m thrilled to share a link from Ann of The Compulsive… Read More If it’s Tuesday….