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.
Hey, readers! Hope you all are doing well. Today’s post seems hastily written, but I’ve been saving this title to use as a quick post when there’s no time to do a detailed post. Therefore, this “quickie” post is yours to enjoy (or not). These events happen at least a few times in the sewing… Read More Seamstress’ Truths.
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?
Finding yourself lagging during a sewing project for no reason other than a general languish (which may or may not be a sign of these pandemic times)? It’s been happening to me. I want to speed up the sewing time lapse – not sure if that’s the correct term but you know what I mean.… Read More Road to Speedy Sewing: Cheat Sheets For Sewing Task Order
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.
(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?
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