There's a Sew-Along going on over at Disparate Disciplines for the Honeycrisp Mittens, the awesome mittens designed for conductive fabric that I secretly tested last month and finally got to show off the other day. I'm stepping in to join the Sew-Along today to talk a bit about pattern grading since I had to work my head around… Continue reading Grading the Honeycrisp Mittens
Though I now think differently about the phrase "an apple a day will keep the doctor away" after reading Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire, I'm still a big fan of apples and likely eat close to an apple a day anyway. And, honeycrisp apples have become a favorite splurge this year. My husband and… Continue reading Mmmm… Honeycrisp Mmmmittens
Hey hey hey - guess what?! I'm hanging out with the talented and fabulous Erin of Seamstress Erin today over on her blog. Head over there and read all about my evolution in thinking about sewing and style. Here's to hoping I really will be able to look back over many, many, many years of… Continue reading Sewing and Style: My Interview with Seamstress Erin
Wow. Thanks for quite a lively discussion last week everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed following the discussion in the comments, and I got the feeling that many of you enjoyed it as well. My take home was that most of us are blog people through and through. Even if we don't have time to actually blog… Continue reading Following Up: How We Share Online
It seems these days there are a million and one ways to share online. We not only have the wide network of everyone's individual blogs, but we also have general arenas like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Flickr and sewing-focused sites like Pattern Review, BurdaStyle, Kollabora, Stitcher's Guild at Artisan Square, The Cutter and Tailor,… Continue reading How do you share online?
Have you ever wondered what to do with a pdf pattern after printing it out and taping it together? Most of mine have ended up neatly folded in large ziplock bags with some form of label hopefully visible from the outside of the bag. All but the Avocado Hoodie patterns from Disparate Disciplines that is. I was pleasantly… Continue reading PDF Pattern… Packaging?
These days I feel like a very fortunate blogger. Not only have I found myself in the middle of a thriving online sewing community, but I'm also a part of the Mood Sewing Network and I've been able to review (and often give away) a variety of different sewing patterns, notions, books, and classes. I… Continue reading Generosity Abounds
Each week I get emails sent to me from the big time science journals in my field to help keep me up on the latest and greatest science. I got a big surprise this week when one of my science journal emails mentioned fabric! I clicked though, and I was not disappointed! If you see… Continue reading Inspiration from the Beautiful World under the Microscope
Okay, before anyone jumps to any conclusions, let me first say that this post has nothing to do with my own personal sewing. I have yet to try my hand at any sort of bra sewing, let alone invent any cool new fabrics or come up with a genius idea for Kickstarter. But, this post does… Continue reading Bras, Science, Sewing, and Kickstarter
The Facts Fabric: Gray curtain fabric from FabMo, floral nylon mesh jersey from Tessuti, silk organza from Thai Silks Pattern: Sweetheart bodice dress “R” from the Sweet Dress Book Year: 2013 Notions: Gray invisible zipper Pantone challenge colors: Turbulence (gray) with accents in Mykonos Blue, Deep Lichen Green, and Vivacious (pink) Time to complete: I’m… Continue reading The ‘Sweetheart in Turbulence’ Peplum for the Sew Weekly Reunion