The irony is obvious. Time, effort, money and sewing skills was spent on these items; yet, they hang unworn. What happened? Let’s break it down. Prudence Blouse With a name like Prudence Blouse, this Hot Patterns item had everything going for it visually, but the allure of the pattern illustration did me in. An easy… Read More Self-Made, Beautiful and Unworn. What Happened?
It’s quite obvious that I have no idea what to write for today’s post; either that or I have so many potential posts in my head (and in a folder on my laptop) that my writing chops are a bit paralyzed. Is this writer’s block? I’ll scrape the far recesses of my sewing brain and… Read More Of Wadders, and What’s Wrong With This Picture?
A tried and true pattern, (also referred to as TNT) can be a dangerous thing. It can make a sewer too cocky for her own good. It happened to me recently with this project. I’ve made (and almost worn out) pants with Vogue 1411 seven times to be exact. With this, the eighth pair, I… Read More Overconfident Seamstress
I’ve learned a lot of sewing lessons from Sandra Betzina through classes, videos and books. With her Today’s Fit line of Vogue patterns, the guide sheets capture the essence of Sandra. It’s as if she’s talking to me personally. Like, urging you to take your “honest” waist measurement; my favorite piece of advice was Sandra’s suggestion for those of… Read More Pants Sewn: Vogue 1411 – Keeper Pattern
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
The name of this blog suggests what is evident, that I sew everything. That is, I WANT to sew everything. But when time is limited I sew what I believe has a chance of being successful with little time and input. When I have a little more sewing time I try to take on time intensive projects. So, pants…..… Read More The Day Has Come: Sewing Pants