I’m not sure what to title this post, but read on and you’ll see what I mean. Also, there’s a sewing tip at the end, should my basic sewing friends be interested. In my childhood we played a word game where one kid said a random word and the next kid would say a word… Read More Accidental Core Wardrobe? Or Fabric “Thread”?
Please accept my apology for not staring at my old button sew-on foot long enough. Here’s an edit to the last post, where I compare the new Bernina Button Sew-On Foot and my old one — both #18. A couple of days after uploading the previous post, something nagged at me. I went back and… Read More Chatty Post: Button Sew-On Foot (Modified Info); New Robe; Sewing Man Hammie; Florence Henderson Mullet.
The fabric buying spirits, though, are alive!! This beautiful grey bamboo rib knit (and some other fabric) was recently purchased from Sew Much Fabric; I noticed a bunch of rib knit garments emerge in the fashion diaspora during the past year. Although I have never sewn a garment in ribbed fabric, I did wear a… Read More Ribbed Fabric: Medicine for Sewing Lag
I came across the term “pajamaville” in a New York Times article which quoted someone responding to questions about pandemic burn-out. She said that no matter how many lists she makes, “I find myself falling back into deep pajamaville”. Me too, but I’m happy to be in pajamaville all day if i get to wear… Read More In “pajamaville”
An important part of creating all your wearables is what I call Closet Content Management. It requires that you must remove and part with your old clothing in a methodical way. The clothing may be old and worn, pretty but not your style, or anything that’s just hanging in there and asking to be done… Read More Sewing Your Entire Closet: The Nitty Gritty #3. Content Management
Hi, everyone! Yeah, autumn has just rolled in, and the days are nippier down in my state. Remember the Color Stories post a couple of weeks ago? Its coming to life slowly but surely. Read all about it, but be sure to catch the “bonus” image at the end of this post! Two fabrics in… Read More Fall Color Story Coming to Life…
Hi, all! If you read my last post, I touched upon sewing in capsules (i.e. each wardrobe piece coordinates with the other in a group of garments). I can almost see you rolling your eyes — not another boring lecture on capsules! Not boring if you follow color combinations and “stories” in unexpected directions. So,… Read More Sewing Your Entire Closet. The Nitty Gritty 2: Color Stories I’m “Reading”
Okay, friends, I am done with this “capsule” which started as Neon Spring 2020, morphed into Neon Spring/Summer 2020 and ended up as just Neon Capsule 2020. My sewing speed and time is always over estimated. I love this neon capsule! The inspiration At the time it seemed so refreshing after 2019 winter doldrums; little… Read More Neon2020 Wardrobe Capsule: Complete
I am NOT a fashion terminology expert or a historian; if you are one, please chime in. Please! Palazzo pants are currently living in my brain. I’m obsessed. That’s good, because after elastic-waisted, stretchy, close fitted, straight-leg, boot-leg or skinny-width pants, I’m ready for looseness in my wardrobe. As you can see below (and this… Read More Palazzos, Gauchos, Culottes: Murky world of Pant Names
It is quite a stretch for me to say “dog days of summer” in September. In Texas. The air conditioning is running all day, and nothing other than lightweight clothing is the norm. The weather may get cooler in November, or not. Dog Days Tunic. I feel really good in this! And the “granny topknot”……..… Read More Rayon Georgette Tunic for Dog Days of Summer