Hiya, friends! In my part of the Southern US we’re now doing nice and cool 90 degrees daily. Read all the way down to see a couple of items from Tory Burch’s Spring 2023 line. Time to make a final hot weather top. A chic little bird told me that a white knit tank top… Read More One More Last Hurrah for Summer 2022. Promise.
The header photo is a free WordPress image. I used it just because it’s emitting late summer feels. Just to be clear, that model isn’t me. Hello, all! Summer in my part of the country will go on while the rest of you are resplendent in smart jackets and sweaters this Fall. In the hot… Read More Summer 2022’s Last Hurrah: The White Linen Maxi … and a White-ish Bucket Hat
Hi friends! While writing this, I was pretty sure that everyone knows how to do this, except maybe not my extremely-basic-sewing readers. I wrote it up anyway, and welcome your comments. Lately, I’ve randomly made a couple of quick projects for myself and my patio to keep the creative juices flowing, sort of. (FYI, I’ve… Read More Pillow Sewing Tip at a Granular Level
Not sure why the term “color blocking” has diverged where the fashion industry and the home fashion-sewing industry intersect. The sewing enthusiast’s version of the term refers to areas of solid color placed in one garment. The fashion industry refers to solid color separates worn together as color blocking. Hmmmph. Fashion Industry Application of the… Read More “Color Blocking”: Means Different Things in the Fashion Industry versus Home Sewing Enthusiasts
…. where LC stands for Liz Claiborne. Here are the facts: a 100% linen skirt was purchased 21 years ago, worn very few times, acquired oil stains, but saved so I could do “something” with it. The time to do something has come. (Don’t worry, friends. I’m alive and well; just took a hiatus from… Read More Case of the refashioned LC Bias Skirt.
Conventional wisdom says brown belongs in the Fall color palette. Where do these assumptions come from, anyway? Maybe the best muse for humans is mother nature where brown shows up in the autumnal palette. I’m also sure the physiological aspects of color have something to do with the conventional seasonal fashion palettes — isn’t dark… Read More Blue and Brown Palette for Summer
Shirring is really gathered fabric in a contained boundary – that is, multiple lines of gathering in one piece of fabric. When gathering fabric in parallel lines, the effect is more contained — corralled into one area of a whole sewn piece. When you let it loose above and below the gathering stitch – then… Read More Shirring Tech
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
Summer is for sewing fun prints. How I added side flare to this tank and finished the side slits on a double layered garment.… Read More A Fun Print for Summer Sewing
The #CamiMadePatterns’ Mirage Pants wrap around in the best way. No need to lift a leg to wear them. … Read More Wrap Pants: Happy Make