Hi readers! I have never managed to implement the concept of pre-scheduling a blog post. Each post goes down to the wire before getting scheduled for Tuesday morning; I’m still writing this when you should be reading it. I was distracted in a bad way by a snowstorm that hit my town and state. I… Read More Snowed in. No Sewing and Blogging
Dear friends, some sewing has resumed after the thumb fiasco, and it’s admittedly quite unselfish of me to even try and finish the project. In this post you’ll see images of this (almost done) shirt made for my brother, and some Sewing Notes to go along with it. No deep thoughts today. Sewing Notes Pattern:… Read More More Shirtmaking and Shirtmusings
……. which I’ve dubbed “eccentric princess of patch pockets”. Claire Shaeffer says in her book that this pocket “suggests spilled liquid”, and I’m filing that factoid under “Awesome Design Inspiration”. Here’s how I went about trying to copy it. As you can see, the final destination of the Schiapparelli pocket is the plaid tunic, Vogue… Read More The Schiaparelli Pocket
My curiosity about clothing design and design details in a historical context knows no bounds. It seems that some details in modern apparel which seem so new and fresh can be traced back into the ages. Conversely, I love new and innovative design which has never been seen before. One such new-old detail showed up… Read More Tied, Asymmetrical Neckline
All the above elements can, and do, exist in cut velvet on a sheer silk chiffon base. In the past, I’ve gifted a couple of friends with lengths of similar lightweight cut velvet. I want to extend my apologies to them. Also, years ago I outsourced my daughter #2’s prom dress to my friend Peggy… Read More Fear of Fabric: Sheer, Slippery, Bumpy Cut Velvet
Good Morning, America!! Heartfelt and sincere greetings on your birthday. I see that you haven’t lost your vibrant, messy, lovable, complicated-yet-simple youthfulness at age 251. So, Happy Birthday, America! I love you and always will. In life and in politics, the best intentions can go in an unintended direction; thus went my sewing plans for… Read More Best Laid Plans….
Who am I kidding? You guys will know exactly what this is. But let’s have some fun! Yes, I want you to tell me what I’m sewing just by looking at the outlined pattern pieces. This is not my design, and I’ll divulge that information after having some fun with my sewing buddies – you.… Read More Put the #Sewing Pattern Together. A Pattern Puzzle
Hi there, Readers! Today, I’m telling you about a WIP (Work in Progress), which was supposed to be a finished project for this post, but life got in the way of completing it. Stuff happens. This is my first experience with a Trace ‘N Create template, designed by Nancy Zeiman and produced by Clover. I have… Read More #WIP. Work In Progress: Tablet Keeper