Hi all! Happy National Sewing Month! Well here’s the answer to last week’s puzzle. The persons with the best answer (see last week’s comment section) are steelyseamstress and erniek3. Good guess! You now have bragging rights! Here are the pattern pieces, the right way up (they were turned around and jumbled up last week to… Read More Puzzlement Revealed! A Scrap Buster
I die a little when a blog post is missed because I’m a creature of habit where this blog is concerned. Being disorganized with the editorial calendar lately has resulted in no interesting sewing stuff to share with you, unless you want to see a couple of miscellaneous works in progress — nothing earthshaking, but… Read More Random Sewing Stuff in Lieu of a Proper Sewing Post
“Chic is Where You Find It” – Bonnie Cashin, iconic American designer, 1960s and 70s. At this time of year I try to find my chic at fashion weeks around the globe – starting in New York. It can be overwhelming to keep up with the daily round up of fashions, good or bad. I’ve… Read More Finding My Chic at Fashion Week
We’re indulging in tulle talk today, friends. My growing infatuation with the fabric has been mentioned before, and the more I obsess over it, the more ideas for tulle I come up with and find in other people’s work. Here’s one idea….. This pair of pants has been in my closet, unworn, for many years… Read More Pant Hem Extension in… Tulle!
Hey you guys!! I wrote a blog post last year about some garments I had made with love and care, but they were a disappointment once I wore them. There were fit, style and sundry issues which made those much-loved clothes stay in the closet. Go here for the gory details. Need fixing, the red… Read More Unwearables: #Refashioned, #Altered and Made Wearable
The original title of this post was going to be “What I Wore to Hurrican Harvey” – well, never mind about that now. Events in the past couple of weeks have given me a case of emotional whiplash. After the wondrous solar eclipse, my city was hit by a hurricane of historic proportions, and… Read More I Am Shook
Who am I kidding? You guys will know exactly what this is. But let’s have some fun! Yes, I want you to tell me what I’m sewing just by looking at the outlined pattern pieces. This is not my design, and I’ll divulge that information after having some fun with my sewing buddies – you.… Read More Put the #Sewing Pattern Together. A Pattern Puzzle
This is a dress for waving to the huddled masses. This election year I’m in a constant state of that “bad-taste-in-my-mouth” feeling. But let’s move on – to the dress worn my Mrs Trump (right) at the RNC. Those sleeves!! Pure, sartorial drama. Then I came across this!! Joyce Beatty (left), Democratic Congresswoman from Ohio… Read More Dress Detail of The (Election) Year
My life is complete. It’s National Sewing Month; and Project Runway Season 15 Premieres in 2 weeks. To celebrate, I’ll combine my two obsessions mentioned above. As I do with each Project Runway season, I snarkily address the contestants of the show. This time I’m addressing the producers of Project Runway directly, and offering unsolicited… Read More Happy Sewing Month! and Unsolicited Suggestions for #ProjectRunway Challenges
And I like it! After all the delays, the pondering, the color-bleeding batik fabric and sundry life-stuff thrown at me, I have finished Vogue 8979. The batik was a long time occupant of my fabric stash and I was totally willing to use it as a wearable muslin. As it turned out, I am taking… Read More Vogue Pattern 8979 Finished!