(Go all the way down for haute couture inspiration, the pieces are 55 years apart!!! ) But first, my mundane black pants…. Sometimes in one’s sewing life, one needs to get over oneself. Occasionally you may not feel you want to follow all the protocols of good and clean sewing. Such was my trajectory with… Read More Follow the Sewing Feels. No Fine Sewing Today
This plan used to be My Neon Spring 2020; lets drop the word “Spring” from it; the spring of 2020 has been the cruelest season. Yeesh… Neon colors are nice. If you’re afraid of them, might I suggest that you let them grow on you slowly? Notice how the bright coral pants are tempered with… Read More My Neon 2020 Sewing Plan in Progress
….. items 2, 3 and 4 are waiting to be created. Dear Readers, I’ve blogged about this particular pair of pants ad nauseum. Because, I have now made ten pairs from the same pattern, and wear them on a daily basis. So, bear with me. I will take you deeper into the making of these… Read More Mini SWAP, 2018: Item One, pants
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
How many are too many of the same clothing item? I first made this pair of knit pants back in 2014 and was thrilled to bits when it turned out good looking, comfy and seemed to fit well. All in my opinion, of course. Since then I have made 4 more pairs. I still get… Read More Sewing a Pattern, Repeatedly
After 3 Craftsy classes, numerous YouTube videos about installing a fly front zipper, a surprise win of the only knit jeans pattern (that I know of), and a few sewing hours, I am the proud owner of boot-cut, knit jeans. This pair is the ultimate in comfort jeans. The knit fabric upgrades this pair for the… Read More I Made Jeans. Ponte Knit #Jeans