Finished Project · Sewing

Battling a Pregnancy-Induced Sewing Slump with a Gold Linen Skirt

I blame the pregnancy. Both last pregnancy and this pregnancy I've felt a noticeable slump in my creativity. Last time I was able to channel what little creative and DIY energy I could find into just two things: my science and my sewing. Everything else just kind of got left behind. At the time I… Continue reading Battling a Pregnancy-Induced Sewing Slump with a Gold Linen Skirt

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Finished Project · Sewing

An A-Line Skirt in an Oscar de la Renta Woven

I know for a fact that my first finished garment of 2016 is going to become a very well-loved skirt, but making it was a lesson in how I should always get used to a new-to-me fabric by practicing techniques on scraps before venturing into the real deal. A lesson that, of course, I didn't… Continue reading An A-Line Skirt in an Oscar de la Renta Woven

Class · Review · Sewing

Tuesdays with Gertie: Fitting the Muslin III

This year I’m sewing along with Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up through the Craftsy online community to make her Starlet Suit. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. The sleeves are in, and they seem to fit fine. Above… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: Fitting the Muslin III

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Tuesdays with Gertie: Fitting the Muslin II (or Setting Sleeves a Hundred Different Ways)

This year I’m sewing along with Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up through the Craftsy online community to make her Starlet Suit. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. My goal of having a perfectly fitted Starlet Suit jacket muslin… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: Fitting the Muslin II (or Setting Sleeves a Hundred Different Ways)

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Tuesdays with Gertie: Fine Fabrics

This year I’m sewing along with Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up through the Craftsy online community to make her Starlet Suit. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. I'm currently shoulder deep in muslin fitting.  Literally.  Between deadlines at… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: Fine Fabrics

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Tuesdays with Gertie: The Starlet Suit Jacket Muslin

This year I’m sewing along with Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up through the Craftsy online community to make her Starlet Suit. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. The muslin came together pretty quickly this week. The pattern only… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: The Starlet Suit Jacket Muslin

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Tuesdays with Gertie: Cutting and Thread Tracing

This year I’m sewing along with Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing.  A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up through the Craftsy online community to make her Starlet Suit.  Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. The momentum that carried me into last week's Tuesdays with Gertie post subsided a bit… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: Cutting and Thread Tracing

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Tuesdays with Gertie: Starting on the Starlet Suit

This year I’m sewing along with Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing.  A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up through the Craftsy online community to make her Starlet Suit.  This post marks the beginning of the saga. I'm now moving on to Gertie's second Craftsy course without missing a beat. I thought about… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: Starting on the Starlet Suit