Me, me, me (hand raise). It’s true that with each foray in the kitchen, I reach for an apron. So, I made a new one, not just for some fun kitchen linen (or is it kitchen attire?) but also for an easy project to test how I can speed up the timeline of creating a… Read More Who Wears Aprons? #RoadtoSpeedySewing Plus Other Random Stuff.
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
The header image is taken from the article in AramcoWorld (linked below). Eric Lubrick/ Indianapolis Museum of Art. In 2021 all art, craft and sewing supplies are so easily obtained in every color, that I was amazed to learn that the color blue was found and developed with much difficulty throughout the millennia. Yes, the… Read More I’m Not Taking Blue For Granted Anymore.
Scroll down all the way, Readers! Hi there! While sipping tea the other day, it struck me that the mug rug underneath the cup was made 40-plus years ago and so much a part of my daily life, that I was not really seeing it. I picked it up, looked closely as if with new… Read More Needlework-y Past
It’s not a complicated top, just Marimekko’s version of a woven tank top with a contrasting yoke. But it’s a learning experience to see how the fashion design house makes a sleeveless, woven tee. This is my child’s request – that I copy her top in another fabric, close in fit and style to the… Read More Copying Marimekko
Have you wondered how horizontal lines in dress bodices in highly expensive garments at the bust or above bust level are so straight on a curvy body? It’s never this smooth and straight in stuff you’ve made for yourself. I hereby reveal to you that the unblemished straight seam is achieved with dart manipulation, even… Read More What Dart Trickery is This?
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
While making the still unfinished kurta, I went down the rabbit hole of researching the cotton double gauze. Which led me to the world of puckered fabrics. Which led me to plisse. I’m familiar with seersucker but never paid attention to “plisse”. Also, now I know to the best of my knowledge that my cotton… Read More Puckered Fabric Info — I Want to Know More
Hi, all. Hope you had a happy Mother’s Day! A slow sewing speed is the new normal in my sewing life — let’s hope it’s temporary. Therefore, I am sharing an in-progress item with you, having given up hope to finish it for wearing and sharing with you today. About this oversize neck placket: I… Read More Work In Progress, and Other (Valentino) Stuff