Hi Friends! Welcome to the end of my Mini SWAP. The last piece is the Prudence blouse by Hot Patterns, made in cream rayon. The pattern: I reached deep into my pattern archives and pulled out the Prudence Blouse by Hot Patterns, a long hoarded item; it was issued in 2005 and of course… Read More Mini SWAP 3: Prudence Blouse by Hot Patterns
This summer shirt in light apple green, slightly see-through cotton-linen, is beautiful for extreme summer weather. Why has it remained barely worn all these years? And — why do I look so miserable in the photograph? It’s the sleeves, ya’ll. This Hot Patterns Tuxedo Shirt pattern is lovely, but it’s the hottest part of summer… Read More Its August. Bare Your Arms.
Recently I confronted my pattern hoarding, I mean collecting instincts in the interest of de-cluttering and beautifying the sewing room. The collection is now getting out of hand and I am streamlining in the spirit of reduce and recycle. Le sewing room needs to be less chaotic; and I, er, watched Hoarding: Buried Alive on TV this week. If you’re procrastinating with… Read More Sewing Pattern Collection Downsize and Giveaway