Sewing a Renfrew Hack: Cold Shoulder Version

I kinda like the term “hack” when it’s applied to sewing patterns; affirms that I’m living in the 21st century. The other connotations of that word give me the heebie jeebies; shudder…. After tracking the cold-shoulder trend way back to almost 80 years ago, my inner Marlene Deitrich propelled me to sport the shoulders. So I… Read More Sewing a Renfrew Hack: Cold Shoulder Version

Sewing Inspiration: Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016. The Floating Seam

If you were following the fashion media during New York Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2016 presentation, you probably could not help but notice a common “thread” or two in some collections. The design feature that stuck in my mind was the “hanging seam” or floating seam. I didn’t know it was called the hanging seam until Zac Posen,… Read More Sewing Inspiration: Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016. The Floating Seam

Embarrassment of (Fabric) Riches? Or Sewing Empowerment?

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?