…. long after the rest of the kameez/shalwar or kurta/shalwar outfit has gone to clothing heaven, the coordinating dupatta lives on, sometimes in eternity, especially if it’s a relatively ornate piece. Let’s face it. If parts of attire do not touch the body, they’re rarely in need of frequent cleaning (notwithstanding food stains) and do… Read More Long Lives of Dupattas (Scarves)
If fabrics had feelings, I’ve totally insulted my beloved fabric stash. So why do I seek to re-make already made clothing? There’s that annoying, niggling issue of why remake old clothing when there’s a substantial fabric stash waiting in all its unsewn glory? Let’s move beyond the obvious talking points about ethical, economical, and other… Read More #Earth Month Post #4: What About the Fabric Stash?
Kwik Sew 3691 now has a hallowed place in my pattern stash. Hanging up a newly and successfully sewn garment in the closet induces calm. That’s why I make my clothes. A successful end result that sends me into a zen like state, even more than the activity of sewing. That is why I love a certain… Read More Pattern (Kwik Sew 3691) and Print (Picasso Inspired)
The glorious state of Virginia is replete with awesome natural phenomena, including of course, its wondrous countryside. On a recent visit there to hang out with siblings, I saw things in the aforementioned phenomena — fabric and fashion things. Yup, that’s me – I tend to equate wondrous, visceral experiences with things like sewing, fabric and fashion.… Read More I See Nature, I See #Fabric….
In other words, this is what’s on my sewing table at this moment. A LOT. These are prime conditions for UFO formation (Unfinished Objects). I hope to persist and finish these commitments in August – or September. October?? Take a look…. Rayon Batik in oxblood and Vogue 8979. Something attracted me to this pattern in… Read More My Over Committed Sewing Life
Welcome. Readers! Today’s post is about sewing small items which are cute, fun and quick to make. Importantly, they serve a purpose in one’s well being – sewing wise. Little Happy Stuff: Relieves boredom with the current sewing project. Some of you may take issue with the words sewing and boredom in the same sentence.… Read More Little Happy Stuff: Fabric Pizza
Dear readers, thank you for visiting. It’s time for a monthly dose of sewing tips on The Sew Everything Blog! I’ve included a form again for your own sewing tip to be included in a future post in our ongoing Sewing Tips Series. Of course, if you have a website or blog, I will link… Read More 5 Sewing Tips: Plain and Simple, Part 3
Readers, thank you for visiting! Recently, I decided to pitch my sizable fabric stash against the seasonal Pantone color palette for Fall 2013. Here is what ensued. Each color in the Pantone release was found in my fabric stash. And more…. Is that embarrassing or sheer sewing empowerment? I’m on the fence with this issue,… Read More Embarrassment of (Fabric) Riches? Or Sewing Empowerment?