This month I was in such a colorful mood. When challenged by the Mood Sewing Network to sew with lace, I found myself gravitating towards this bright, textural orange lace with its organic pattern of swirling leaves and flowers (from Mood Fabrics but no longer available online; the store itself has other similar lace though… Continue reading In a Colorful Mood: Technicolor Lace Skirt
A cute little sweatshirt for my niece, of course. Once upon a time when I was a wee little girl, I had a favorite sweatshirt. It was pink and short sleeved. And, as if that wasn't enough to make it the best sweatshirt ever, it was appliqued with colorful bunny that was outlined in puff… Continue reading What do you get when you mix cats with puff paint?
I fell for this Marc Jacob's embroidered silk from Mood months ago. I saved it in my list of must-get fabrics while I searched for the right pattern. I wanted the pattern to be playful for the sake of the dots, while also being serious enough to live up to the silk. Enter BurdaStyle's Graphic… Continue reading Silk Dots and Rhinestones
Jamie Lau, one of the authors of BurdaStyle's newest book Sewing Vintage Modern, actually wrote to ask me if I'd make a dress from her book before asking if I'd review the book itself. Of course I jumped at the opportunity, even though at that point I only knew that the patterns were classic designs from… Continue reading Watercolor, Feathers, and a Drop-Waist Dress
Whew! You have no idea how excited I am to finally have this peplum "dress" completed. It's taken me over a month from prepping the fabric, to cutting the fabric, to putting in the last hand stitches. Since the peplum and skirt are actually two separate pieces, construction took twice as long as I expected.… Continue reading Finally! The Italian Riviera Peplum
I had the pleasure of writing for both the Mood Sewing Network (guest post here) and BurdaStyle (guest post here) this month. I made BurdaStyle's Swing Dress in a lovely striped wool jersey from Mood. If you haven't already read my story over there, check it out below. I've been in the mood for stripes… Continue reading My Mood in October: Swingy Stripes
My Jenny Skirt went live on BurdaStyle yesterday, so I can finally post more pictures of it. Check out my article over on the BurdaStyle blog. If you've already read what I wrote over there, no need to read on. Otherwise, here's the article that I wrote for them about the skirt. ~~~ The makings… Continue reading Dusty Rose Jenny Skirt
I'm so excited I can hardly find the words... I'm this week's BurdaStyle Featured Member! Take a look! And, the funny thing is that right when I admitted to the world that I was was just fine that I don't have a true sewing space, just my sewing machine on a filing cabinet in the… Continue reading BurdaStyle Featured Member (Eeeep!)