Summer 2022’s Last Hurrah: The White Linen Maxi … and a White-ish Bucket Hat

The header photo is a free WordPress image. I used it just because it’s emitting late summer feels. Just to be clear, that model isn’t me. Hello, all! Summer in my part of the country will go on while the rest of you are resplendent in smart jackets and sweaters this Fall. In the hot… Read More Summer 2022’s Last Hurrah: The White Linen Maxi … and a White-ish Bucket Hat

When the Fabric Talks Too Loud – Literally

It’s a good thing when your fabric “speaks” to you cerebrally, thereby successfully turning itself into a lovely garment. Certain fabrics talk so loudly and literally, that you can be heard approaching from afar while wearing same garment. What are these fabrics? Not sure I can classify them, but I can pinpoint some specific ones.… Read More When the Fabric Talks Too Loud – Literally

Sewing Tips That May Or May Not be Consequential for Your Project

Pattern: Simplicity 8689 Fabric and Trim: Lightweight cotton lawn, a stash item. Sundry stash trims, also stash items. Tips that affirm the idea that one never stops learning. Also see previous post. Stitch #26 strikes again. It’s also known as a blanket stitch, the appliqué stitch and some other names I’m not aware of, and… Read More Sewing Tips That May Or May Not be Consequential for Your Project

Found: Fashion Design and Sewing Competition — “Stitched” from Canada

Everyone knows about my obsession with fashion design competitions. Just type Project Runway in the search box on the right, and you’ll find a bunch of competition related fun posts. This 2018 Canadian production popped up in my Hulu timeline. It’s called “Stitched” and let’s just say it’s a low budget version of Project Runway,… Read More Found: Fashion Design and Sewing Competition — “Stitched” from Canada

“Color Blocking”: Means Different Things in the Fashion Industry versus Home Sewing Enthusiasts

Not sure why the term “color blocking” has diverged where the fashion industry and the home fashion-sewing industry intersect. The sewing enthusiast’s version of the term refers to areas of solid color placed in one garment. The fashion industry refers to solid color separates worn together as color blocking. Hmmmph. Fashion Industry Application of the… Read More “Color Blocking”: Means Different Things in the Fashion Industry versus Home Sewing Enthusiasts