Hi fashion sewers! Are you a member of the American Sewing Guild? My article was recently published in the summer 2017 issue of Notions, a publication of the organization. It’s a benefit for members only. The theme of the article visits busting out your scraps for creating real, wearable fashion (no unwearable fashion, please). … Read More Published in “Notions”
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
Good Morning, America!! Heartfelt and sincere greetings on your birthday. I see that you haven’t lost your vibrant, messy, lovable, complicated-yet-simple youthfulness at age 251. So, Happy Birthday, America! I love you and always will. In life and in politics, the best intentions can go in an unintended direction; thus went my sewing plans for… Read More Best Laid Plans….
In Japanese, so the book says, Omiyage means “the giving of gifts”. For the fashion maker, this happy little eye candy is an extraordinary sewing palate cleanser. Getting tired of making things to replenish the closet? A change of pace means handling small fabric pieces instead of yardage, no fit issues, and not worrying of… Read More Omiyage. Cleansing the Sewing Palate