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
Dear friends, Planned wardrobe sewing, or “Sewing With a Plan” is what I aspire to, but have had little success; because I’m easily distracted, and my attention is diverted to other projects. I’m trying again, this spring (oops, it’ll be summer by the time the SWAP set is ready), to sew with a pre-planned set… Read More Mini S.W.A.P., Spring 2018. Sewing With a Plan
Merry Christmas to one and all! This week I pulled out unfinished projects and completed them. Here’s one of them: Le Grizzly! Fur vest: All that remained to be done to this vest was some handwork at the neck, chopping off the hem and finishing it. You can see two previous blog posts about this… Read More WIP Completed. Fear of Faux Fur
This summer shirt in light apple green, slightly see-through cotton-linen, is beautiful for extreme summer weather. Why has it remained barely worn all these years? And — why do I look so miserable in the photograph? It’s the sleeves, ya’ll. This Hot Patterns Tuxedo Shirt pattern is lovely, but it’s the hottest part of summer… Read More Its August. Bare Your Arms.
Recently I confronted my pattern hoarding, I mean collecting instincts in the interest of de-cluttering and beautifying the sewing room. The collection is now getting out of hand and I am streamlining in the spirit of reduce and recycle. Le sewing room needs to be less chaotic; and I, er, watched Hoarding: Buried Alive on TV this week. If you’re procrastinating with… Read More Sewing Pattern Collection Downsize and Giveaway