(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
Hi Readers! I’ve been away from blogging unintentionally (if intentional, I would have notified you). So let’s do a randomly chatty post. Cardigan Adjustment and New Accessory Someone referred to my new cardigan as nightwear, which was not my goal with this cardi! But, that someone was right; it did look more robe than chic,… Read More Chatty Post: Happy 2022 🙏 😐 and more Sewing Randomness.
What was I doing last week when I missed uploading a blog post? Nothing much — Just played hooky from the weekly schedule. I am apologetic. But, did you really miss the post? Probably not since our online-pervasive lives threw lots more sewing content at you. I’m good with that. Let’s move to what I… Read More “Winter” Wardrobe Staple: Striped, Ribbed Knit Long Cardigan.
Hi all! Happy National Sewing Month! Well here’s the answer to last week’s puzzle. The persons with the best answer (see last week’s comment section) are steelyseamstress and erniek3. Good guess! You now have bragging rights! Here are the pattern pieces, the right way up (they were turned around and jumbled up last week to… Read More Puzzlement Revealed! A Scrap Buster
Coin purse, vintage style clutch or whatever you want to name it, this is what I made recently – and I love this quick-to-make project!! Since this is the first one in my vintage-coin-purse sewing repertoire I have some thoughts….. Why have I not done this before? Okay, seriously, let’s begin at the beginning. I… Read More Tiny Vintage Style Purse
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?
Hi readers! Welcome to the first SWAP (Sewing With A Plan) and first wearable of 2017; I’m calling it a mini-SWAP. Taking baby steps here so that it does not get out of hand. The patterns: Vogue DKNY 1179 from the pattern stash, a 2010 issue. Not available anymore. Go-to pants pattern for the last… Read More Mini SWAP. Part 1: Vogue 1179 by DKNY
I’m going to miss First Lady Michelle Obama immensely for her grace, beauty, loving -momma demeanor toward all Americans. I will equally miss her chic and impeccable sartorial choices. Here’s an image of her wearing Haute Couture Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy. I immediately want to knock off that cape! Thank you, Mrs. O. I started… Read More Everything Changes. #Sewing is Forever.
This is a dress for waving to the huddled masses. This election year I’m in a constant state of that “bad-taste-in-my-mouth” feeling. But let’s move on – to the dress worn my Mrs Trump (right) at the RNC. Those sleeves!! Pure, sartorial drama. Then I came across this!! Joyce Beatty (left), Democratic Congresswoman from Ohio… Read More Dress Detail of The (Election) Year