I have to admit that I've had very little time this week to think about this week's SOS: Photography post. I was so motivated last week when I posted about smiling for the camera, but then life got in the way this week. So, this tip came together quickly through a conversation with my husband last… Continue reading Photography: Lighting
As 2013 comes to a close, I can't help but jump on Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow's "Top 5" craze that's going around the sewing internets. Unfortunately, one of the things that has been impacted the most by this pregnancy in the last two months is my grasp on creative writing. Seriously, these days when… Continue reading Reflecting on 2013
This May I’m joining Zoe at ‘So, Zo…’ in a challenge to wear something handmade every day for thirty-one days. This post marks the second update of my progress. May 6, 2013 What: The Stripey Renfrew Where: To a tough day at work. And, that's about all I want to say about that! ~~~ May 7,… Continue reading MMMMonday: May 6th through 12th
It's the last week full week in April, which makes this my last post on Cotton. For now. There's so much to learn about this versatile fabric that it's hard to imagine ever truly having a last post about it. This week I wanted to focus on one of the final steps in the making… Continue reading Cotton: Narrow Machine Hem
Last week I briefly mentioned interfacing my Archer Button Up Shirt, and the five pages on the subject I found in Susan Khalje's book Linen and Cotton. Well, after interfacing the cuffs and collars and plackets and such, one of the next big things to do was add the patch pockets. Susan's book has quite a… Continue reading Cotton: Patch Pockets
It's hard to start writing about my new favorite shirt while I'm still reeling about the unnecessary violence at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. The attack hits so close to home for me. Running is a huge part of my life. I ran the Boston Marathon last year (and in 2005),… Continue reading Sunny Golden Plaid Boyfriend Shirt, or I made an Archer!
After a fun week of sewing, I'm nearly all caught up in the Grainline Archer Sew-Along! One of the first steps I had to tackle was interfacing key pieces like the cuffs, collar, and button placket. While Jen has gone above and beyond in her posts on interfacing the Archer here and here, I figured… Continue reading Cotton: Interfacing
My next project is Grainline's Archer Button Up Shirt using this awesome Marc Jacobs sheer plaid cotton shirting from Mood with a "gauzy texture and feel". It had been too long since I had sewn along with the rest of the online sewing community, so I signed up for Grainline's Sew-Along. But, life has gotten… Continue reading Cotton.