Hi, all! Hope you’re doing well. A memory came back from, oh, 20-25 years ago. How to finish this kind of multi-thread, multi-cord woven braid so that it seems to disappear neatly in the middle of the fabric. Turning it under would of course create an unsightly bulk due to multiple levels of braid components.… Read More Magical Braid Application?
The Obama portraits arrived at the Museum of Fine Art Houston, and on the last day of the exhibit, my daughter and I managed to catch the display. May I say, I adore these portraits. Not just for the artistic licenses, but the inspiration behind each one. But, I only want to talk about the… Read More Feeling Inspired by Michelle Obama’s Portrait Dress
Who knew!! Grandma’s look is a top fashion trend. As I understand it, Coastal Grandma refers to the comfort-loving style of some affluent, middle-aged women who have retired to the upscale New England coastal areas. Think The Hamptons! Or Nantucket. Or Martha’s Vineyard. Their style is WASP-chic (in my opinion) without compromising on comfort. I’ll… Read More Coastal Grandma Style
Hi Readers! I’ve been away from blogging unintentionally (if intentional, I would have notified you). So let’s do a randomly chatty post. Cardigan Adjustment and New Accessory Someone referred to my new cardigan as nightwear, which was not my goal with this cardi! But, that someone was right; it did look more robe than chic,… Read More Chatty Post: Happy 2022 🙏 😐 and more Sewing Randomness.
Q: Isn’t a classic trench coat in every fashion obsessed person’s closet by now? A: Not my closet, unfortunately. Now, I’m good and obsessed with adding one this year. If not the classically sewn, at least a version with a distinct Trench aura. Be sure to read this post to the end so you can… Read More Into the Trenches
Please mark your calendar on September 7, 2021, 5:30pm UK time, 11:30 am Central US, 12:30 pm Eastern US (appropriate times for Mountain and Pacific zones). Why? To watch Colleen G. Lea’s LIVE YouTube broadcast, of course. Colleen’s videos mainly focus on refashioning existing clothing with her own unique design aesthetic which is majorly focused… Read More Join Colleen G. Lea’s Live YouTube Broadcast. Plus, a True Upcycle: Standout Skirt to Bag Transformation.
Hi everyone! I’m tapping out this post on my iPad and using the WordPress app to do everything I did on my laptop —- which broke and succumbed to the injuries. Until I replace it, this is how I will blog. Tap-blogging is a new experience for me; an external keyboard will be joining this… Read More Making a Scrunchie with the Burrito Technique? Wonders of YouTube.
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
The image in the header of this post is from VogueRunway.com — Valentino, Pre-Fall 2016. Make sure you go all the way to the end of this post to see inspiration pictures! In 2020 and now 2021, if you worked from home (or not) and listened to the fashion pundits and follow fashion week offerings,… Read More Fancy and Not-Fancy Pajama Sets: Sartorial Choice for 2021