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.
Sounds like a spy novel but I’m proud of myself for using that phrase here because it is so apt! You may have all the gadgets and notions designed for certain sewing tasks, or you may not. If not, amble into your kitchen and…. we’ll, read on. Chopping board : In the kitchen I used… Read More Secret Lives of Kitchen Tools
Credit header image: Burberry Time was, I associated grommets and safety pins in fashion with the punky, goth look. Since then, acceptance has had a slow but distinct climb to grommet-eyelet acceptance. Finally, I dipped my toe into the world of shiny little grommets and pins on everyday clothing where the grommet/pin combination formed a… Read More Grommet and Pin Vibes
I nailed my own illustration! Or did I? After decades of sewing all kinds of fabric, how did I miss sewing a ribbed knit (or rib knit)? This particular one is a bamboo/elastane blend; it handles easily and is extremely comfortable! I bought the yardage from Sew Much Fabric, where you’ll find more colors to… Read More Ribbed Fabric Story
As I was writing and photographing content for this post, a YouTube video by Sew Daily Network popped up in my feed with buttonholes as the topic! More about that later in the post. Unrelated to today’s topic: read to the end of the post and tell me what you think of the newest Christian… Read More Basic Sewing Concept: Buttonhole Paraphernalia
Hi everyone! I’m tapping out this post on my iPad and using the WordPress app to do everything I did on my laptop —- which broke and succumbed to the injuries. Until I replace it, this is how I will blog. Tap-blogging is a new experience for me; an external keyboard will be joining this… Read More Making a Scrunchie with the Burrito Technique? Wonders of YouTube.
….. which is also termed “Point and Tuck”, and is a distant relative of “Prairie Points”. I hope you’re intrigued enough to keep reading. “Sharks teeth” lives under the umbrella of “heirloom sewing”. Heirloom sewing is based on dainty, hand sewn traditional French embellishment of the old days. Learning and exploring the “sharks teeth” technique is… Read More Can’t Let Go: Sewing Term, “Sharks Teeth”
I recently decided to make good on a long ignored item on the sewing list: a faux fur vest from this pattern, Simplicity 2285. No fabric is hard to sew if you know how. There are exceptions, of course; it happened to me once. The fabric in question was a weird wiry cloth and… Read More Do Not Fear the Faux Fur Fabric
Today’s task for #blogging101 asks us to identify our ideal reader and address this post to her/him, plus include an element not used before . About the audience: this is a niche blog and my target audience (or dream reader) should be easy; any one of the following, and more, qualify as my ideal reader: 1. One who sews. 2. One… Read More Real Dream Reader, Please Stand Up! Post 4 for #Blogging101
And I like it! After all the delays, the pondering, the color-bleeding batik fabric and sundry life-stuff thrown at me, I have finished Vogue 8979. The batik was a long time occupant of my fabric stash and I was totally willing to use it as a wearable muslin. As it turned out, I am taking… Read More Vogue Pattern 8979 Finished!