Pattern: Simplicity 8689 Fabric and Trim: Lightweight cotton lawn, a stash item. Sundry stash trims, also stash items. Tips that affirm the idea that one never stops learning. Also see previous post. Stitch #26 strikes again. It’s also known as a blanket stitch, the appliqué stitch and some other names I’m not aware of, and… Read More Sewing Tips That May Or May Not be Consequential for Your Project
I’m very sure, dear readers, that many of you cut multiple sewing projects at one time and stack them up ready to sew. I never did – until now. Because, isn’t that a sure way to collect a pile of unfinished items? My modus operandus is about sewing one wearable completely before starting a new… Read More Road to Speedy Sewing: Does Cutting Out Multiple Projects in One Session Work?
What seamstress worth her salt doesn’t love the Great British Sewing Bee? Unfortunately, it’s not aired in the US. Does the production company know it’s missing out on millions of American viewers? Are there official DVDs of the latest GBSB season?That’s a serious question… Well, on to the robe. “From Stitch to Style” — this… Read More Yellow Polka Dot Robe. Pattern by the #GreatBritishSewingBee
Everyone names their clothing, right? Last week was the “Sheet”(dress, that is). Here is my Blue Lagoon. Heh. This is the latest iteration of the button down, but a bit longer, sleeveless and with a side flare. The inspiration was a Rebecca Minkoff version of a shirtdress, and the sewing stars seem to have aligned. I… Read More The Shirt Making Continues: Blue Lagoon
Or, how to turn a quick 4 seam project into a considerably longer one. It all started when I decided to do some quick summer sewing. A sleevless knit tunic would be great in the scorching Texas heat. Pattern of choice: Sewing Workshop’s Anne’s Cardigan and Tank , released in 2011 . I’d already made the cardigan,… Read More Sewing Workshop Patterns – Anne’s Tank. #Summer Sewing
The high fashion industry – it’s just like us. I’m inspired by highest fashion looks, but are big designers furtively keeping tabs on what is happening in the sewing community? I like to think so. Members of the sewing community have long been inspiring each other to use their leftover fabric in creative ways and… Read More #Fashion Industry Does Scrap Busting