Beginners, please add this to your sewing steps repertoire. (If you’re an advanced seamstress, feel free to go read my other excellent posts; or find more of tips by typing “sewing tips” in the search box at the top right of this post). No, that is not my cutely manicured hand. The image is from… Read More For Beginner Sewists: 2 Small Things for Sewing Success
Please mark your calendar on September 7, 2021, 5:30pm UK time, 11:30 am Central US, 12:30 pm Eastern US (appropriate times for Mountain and Pacific zones). Why? To watch Colleen G. Lea’s LIVE YouTube broadcast, of course. Colleen’s videos mainly focus on refashioning existing clothing with her own unique design aesthetic which is majorly focused… Read More Join Colleen G. Lea’s Live YouTube Broadcast. Plus, a True Upcycle: Standout Skirt to Bag Transformation.
Hi friends! This is going to be a quick tip, or trick or whatever you want to call it. I call it a NOWEK (see title) idea. It can be in the sustainability category, a quick sew category, or both. Go here for another NOWEK idea ….. Here goes: While making a pair of loosey… Read More Pre-made Collection of Elastic Waistbands. NOWEK (No One Will Ever Know) Idea.
I almost changed the title of this post to “Saloon Girl Sachet”………. Hi people! Sometimes – no, all the time – looking into the long neglected, dark recesses of your book stash can yield a surprise. I did that recently and found this old book: Sensational Sachets by Stephanie Valley, published by Sterling Books in… Read More Hidden Stuff on the Sewing Bookshelf
Hello, people of the sewing community! I write my usual weekly post with the intention of including a sewing lesson/tutorial for beginners, a sewing question for the experienced seamstresses, spew some sewing philosophy, or some snark at Fashion Weeks’ design and execution aesthetics. Not today. Today, I’ll share with you the latest summer wardrobe addition… Read More Just Another Daily Wardrobe Piece
Hello, readers! I’ve been away from the blog for two weeks (or three), and I’m hoping that you missed me a little bit. I felt the urge to write this post after watching episode 9 of Project Runway All Stars on the Lifetime Channel, where my sewing-nerd hopes got a little shattered. Zac Posen showed… Read More Pintucks on Project Runway All Stars
The glorious state of Virginia is replete with awesome natural phenomena, including of course, its wondrous countryside. On a recent visit there to hang out with siblings, I saw things in the aforementioned phenomena — fabric and fashion things. Yup, that’s me – I tend to equate wondrous, visceral experiences with things like sewing, fabric and fashion.… Read More I See Nature, I See #Fabric….
To my readers who have faithfully and very sweetly been reading my blog posts: you will see more frequent posts here because I’ve gone and signed up for Blogging 101, a course offered by the blogging software company – WordPress.com – whose platform I use to publish my posts. The posts published while I’m taking this… Read More This is How I Roll or First Assignment for Blogging U.