Join Colleen G. Lea’s Live YouTube Broadcast. Plus, a True Upcycle: Standout Skirt to Bag Transformation.

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.

Road to Speedy Sewing: Does Cutting Out Multiple Projects in One Session Work?

I’m very sure, dear readers, that many of you cut multiple sewing projects at one time and stack them up ready to sew.  I never did – until now.  Because, isn’t that a sure way to collect a pile of unfinished items? My modus operandus is about sewing one wearable completely before starting a new… Read More Road to Speedy Sewing: Does Cutting Out Multiple Projects in One Session Work?

Trivial and Important Stuff in the Worlds of Sewing, Fashion, Literature.

Hi readers!  It’s amazing how long I’ve hung around in the sewing community.  Some things which were new many years ago are now reintroduced to a new audience.  Then again, there are revelations (sewing and otherwise) which make me happy and excited to gain that new knowledge.  Today, I have thoughts and links to share… Read More Trivial and Important Stuff in the Worlds of Sewing, Fashion, Literature.

Do You, or Should You Ever (Temporarily) Stop Sewing?

(The header image above is not my closet but a free download. You can see my partial closet below). Don’t be shocked at the title of this post.  I don’t mean stop sewing permanently (hyperventilating).  I’m referring to the fact that my closet is now sufficiently equipped for at least six months – maybe a… Read More Do You, or Should You Ever (Temporarily) Stop Sewing?

Happy 10th Anniversary. It’s Been a Decade of Sewing My Entire Wardrobe.

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.