Hi Readers! I’ve been away from blogging unintentionally (if intentional, I would have notified you). So let’s do a randomly chatty post. Cardigan Adjustment and New Accessory Someone referred to my new cardigan as nightwear, which was not my goal with this cardi! But, that someone was right; it did look more robe than chic,… Read More Chatty Post: Happy 2022 🙏 😐 and more Sewing Randomness.
…. and magical things that resulted thereafter. My daughter Sarah and her Mom-in-law Ellen made these adorable gnomes with yarn, bead and cardboard cylinder (yes, a paper towel roll) with the highest cuteness quotient. The magic of the crafty gnomes is exalted by Brian Campbell’s professional photography. If you live in or near Southern California… Read More Gnomes: Family Christmas Craft by Ellen and Sarah
Or we could dub it “ombré “. It’s December and I’m in the mood for small, scrap busting, holiday-ish projects. I am besotted with patching together small colorful squares to give a painterly effect. This (unfinished) table runner which is used as a kitchen-counter runner (explanation at the end of the post) is such a… Read More “Watercolor” Patchwork Scrap Buster
What was I doing last week when I missed uploading a blog post? Nothing much — Just played hooky from the weekly schedule. I am apologetic. But, did you really miss the post? Probably not since our online-pervasive lives threw lots more sewing content at you. I’m good with that. Let’s move to what I… Read More “Winter” Wardrobe Staple: Striped, Ribbed Knit Long Cardigan.
Sounds like a spy novel but I’m proud of myself for using that phrase here because it is so apt! You may have all the gadgets and notions designed for certain sewing tasks, or you may not. If not, amble into your kitchen and…. we’ll, read on. Chopping board : In the kitchen I used… Read More Secret Lives of Kitchen Tools
If you’re unaware, I sew one muslin a year as a pattern tester for Threads magazine, I follow their general guidelines on the details, style lines and size to include in the muslin —they have standards. Other than that, I am not a muslin maker for myself. I mean, I don’t buy muslin fabric to… Read More A Rare Muslin (aka Toile): What I Include and Ignore
Credit header image: Burberry Time was, I associated grommets and safety pins in fashion with the punky, goth look. Since then, acceptance has had a slow but distinct climb to grommet-eyelet acceptance. Finally, I dipped my toe into the world of shiny little grommets and pins on everyday clothing where the grommet/pin combination formed a… Read More Grommet and Pin Vibes
Embroidery can go anywhere you want! Hello everyone; I was reading over at Samina’s blog and came across a comment on one of her older posts (she had… How to Incorporate Embroidery into Your Sewing Projects ————————————————————- Hi readers! Today I’m reblogging my friend Kasey’s post where she guides you through placement of machine embroidery… Read More Reblogging Kasey Sasser’s Excellent Post: How to Incorporate Embroidery into Your Sewing Projects
Hello, my people. Im seriously getting into the lace trim area, and hoping to avoid the sickly sweet vibe. If I do, just yell “Stop!”. Disparate elements that may not work in tandem when viewed separately, may gel perfectly when brought together. Such was the case with my princess line tunic (not a kurta). The… Read More A Touch of Lace
I nailed my own illustration! Or did I? After decades of sewing all kinds of fabric, how did I miss sewing a ribbed knit (or rib knit)? This particular one is a bamboo/elastane blend; it handles easily and is extremely comfortable! I bought the yardage from Sew Much Fabric, where you’ll find more colors to… Read More Ribbed Fabric Story