Hiya, friends! In my part of the Southern US we’re now doing nice and cool 90 degrees daily. Read all the way down to see a couple of items from Tory Burch’s Spring 2023 line. Time to make a final hot weather top. A chic little bird told me that a white knit tank top… Read More One More Last Hurrah for Summer 2022. Promise.
The header photo is a free WordPress image. I used it just because it’s emitting late summer feels. Just to be clear, that model isn’t me. Hello, all! Summer in my part of the country will go on while the rest of you are resplendent in smart jackets and sweaters this Fall. In the hot… Read More Summer 2022’s Last Hurrah: The White Linen Maxi … and a White-ish Bucket Hat
Are you tired of my “sharks teeth” obsession, yet? I made two samples with linen scraps – just to get my hands used to the folding and fiddling. In the interest of not wasting those small scrappy trials, I sewed them together and made – this. You can call it a mug rug, a square… Read More Still “Sharks Teeth”-ing
….. which is also termed “Point and Tuck”, and is a distant relative of “Prairie Points”. I hope you’re intrigued enough to keep reading. “Sharks teeth” lives under the umbrella of “heirloom sewing”. Heirloom sewing is based on dainty, hand sewn traditional French embellishment of the old days. Learning and exploring the “sharks teeth” technique is… Read More Can’t Let Go: Sewing Term, “Sharks Teeth”
Hi guys! Remember my last post? Well, the project is done, I’ve stopped whining, and I love the doily! This was an enjoyable sewing and designing experience. Design Inspiration I’m calling it a pinwheel, with six sections joined at their sides with fagoting, an heirloom sewing method. About the design, I was inspired by this… Read More Sew a Patriotic Doily
Hi all! I might be on an embroidery kick; you may have noticed if you read my posts regularly. I dug into some unfinished sewing archives and look what surfaced in a ziploc bag. Except, I can’t remember how it was supposed to be finished. A long time ago, I took a machine embroidery class… Read More UFO Doily Gets It’s Due
Hello, friends! I’m back from my blogging hiatus, and sharing this loud but happy top with you today. As a rule, I don’t participate in online sew-alongs and challenges, mainly because I can’t seem to sew fast enough to keep up with other participants; but this time I did. The Tops That Pop sew-along was… Read More Never-Enough-Butterflies Top