In August I was a guest on Ann’s Instagram Live broadcast where the topic was how and why I took on the journey to make all my clothing — almost eleven years ago — and stuck with it. Ann has uploaded it on YouTube and you can catch it here. In this post, I’ll attempt… Read More Sewing Your Entire Closet: the Nitty Gritty 1
I congratulate myself this month for making all clothing that exists in my closet today. I have not purchased a scrap of ready-to-wear since January 1, 2010. I think it turned out well. Well, there are 20 year old special occasion pieces in the closet which are irreplacable, but all new things since 2010 for… Read More Happy 10th Anniversary. It’s Been a Decade of Sewing My Entire Wardrobe.
“I think I Like a Speckled Ax Best”. The quote is taken from Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography, circa late 18th century. And, you’re probably wondering how and why those words fit into a sewing blog. Well, obsessive people like me cannot help but give unrelated concepts a sewing patina. Sorry, I can’t help it. Credit to… Read More “Speckled Ax”
How many are too many of the same clothing item? I first made this pair of knit pants back in 2014 and was thrilled to bits when it turned out good looking, comfy and seemed to fit well. All in my opinion, of course. Since then I have made 4 more pairs. I still get… Read More Sewing a Pattern, Repeatedly
The title of this post is a partial quote from the book “The Pink Suit”. Here’s more of the quote to put it in context: “Cut. Trim. Baste. Tuck. Pin. Trim. Stitch. That was what most people thought sewing was about, but they were wrong. It was really about perfection. Each stitch must be exactly… Read More Sewing, “……it was really about perfection………”