Voile Napkins, a Reuse and Recycle Project: Cleansing the Sewing Palate

Hi friends! I completed this long forgotten set of napkins with white lace edgings. Cream, ecru, beige laces would not work for the dainty blue and white print. Thus the mismatched set of edgings because this is all the white laces I had in the stash. Don’t know about you, but I never came across… Read More Voile Napkins, a Reuse and Recycle Project: Cleansing the Sewing Palate

Just Another Daily Wardrobe Piece

Hello, people of the sewing community!  I write my usual weekly post with the intention of  including a sewing lesson/tutorial for beginners, a sewing question for the experienced seamstresses, spew some sewing philosophy, or some snark at Fashion Weeks’ design and execution aesthetics.  Not today. Today, I’ll share with you the latest summer wardrobe addition… Read More Just Another Daily Wardrobe Piece

Cut Your Corners: #Sewing a Slip From 81 Year Old Instructions.

This leaflet was produced and distributed in 1934 by the much revered, 200 plus year old thread manufacturer, Coats and Clark.  You can read all about their history on their website.  In the 1930s they published a series of leaflets called “Smart Cuts to Sewing”, and I have seven of them, purchased from a long forgotten… Read More Cut Your Corners: #Sewing a Slip From 81 Year Old Instructions.

Sewing Workshop Patterns – Anne’s Tank. #Summer Sewing

Or, how to turn a quick 4 seam project into a considerably longer one.  It all started when I decided to do some quick summer sewing. A sleevless knit tunic would be great in the scorching Texas heat. Pattern of choice: Sewing Workshop’s Anne’s Cardigan and Tank , released in 2011 . I’d already made the cardigan,… Read More Sewing Workshop Patterns – Anne’s Tank. #Summer Sewing