Occasionally, I will indulge in some unselfish sewing. This year’s unselfish project is this dress for my daughter #2 who now lives across the Atlantic. Those of you who’ve made things for recipients far away, know much better than I do, the process of long distance sewing when it’s a fitted garment. But that’s fodder… Read More Sewing Sarah’s Dress
Hi readers, fellow sewers and fashion enthusiasts! I’ve been vacationing across the Atlantic, had fun, and then came home and suffered some post-travel doldrums – jet lag, sore throat and all that. I’m still recovering, but enough about me…. As promised, I’m revealing the secret in the sleeve of this sweatshirt style tee. If you… Read More Secret in the Cuff
Refashioning a cheaply made item goes against my grain, but sometimes it is OK to do so. This is a beach cover up by the Banana Republic brand, bought years ago from the company’s outlet store. I can see why it was in the outlet; can you spot the flaw in this picture? If not,… Read More #Earth Month Post #3: Cheap Fashion Upcycle
It is done. This summer I am ready to dress up a corner of my home with this paper pieced, water melon motif table runner. Not too bad, right? I’ll keep this a short post so you can just enjoy the pictures. I am thrilled with how the runner looks, and also ecstatic that this… Read More Summer Decor: #Paper Pieced Table Runner Done
Dear Readers, today’s post is about a challenging shortage of cloth, which turned into an exercise in pattern placement and piecing together. Pattern Vogue 9112 designed by Marcy Tilton has elements which concerned me a little, but the end result was so picturesque that I bought the pattern. You know, that moment of identifying with the young, tall and slender model… Read More 7 Ideas For Overcoming Fabric Shortage.