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
First of all, congratulations go to Anne W of Mercury - Handmade Fashion for winning the Textile Visionaries giveaway. And, it sounds like she may be generously gifting it to her daughter who's currently studying textile design. How perfect, right? I hope Anne's family gets lots of enjoyment and inspiration from this book! Now, I'd like… Continue reading Books! Textile Visionaries Winner and Sweet Dress Book Review
I finally got up the courage to cut into the one yard of four-ply silk that was meant for my Paco Peralta blouse. I decided to include the shoulder and waist alterations suggested in the Fit Clinic, and I also added length to give me a top I could comfortably wear tucked in or out… Continue reading The Paco Peralta Blouse: Completed!
This March I’m joining Julia Bobbin and a bunch of other talented seamsters. We are all making Mad Med-inspired garments, and this post marks its completion. Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to finally show off my Mad Men dress. Last week I gave you a sneak peek, but here it is in full. To fancy… Continue reading A Maddening Diversion: The Dress
This winter I’m sewing along with Tasia at Sewaholic.net. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I are all making her Minoru jacket pattern, and this post marks its completion. If you read all of the fine print last week, you might have noticed that I finished my Minoru jacket last week in time to… Continue reading Paint Me a Minoru: The Reveal
I finally have my short-sleeved Renfrews ready to show off. These Renfrews take very little fabric to make up. Really, just the length of the top. Because I could get away with a fraction of a yard, I splurged. I made the one you see above in a linen knit from FineFabrics.com. Yes, you read… Continue reading My Short-Sleeve Renfrews
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you my second Renfrew: the cowl neck. [My first is here.] I was able to get photos in it this past weekend, but I saved them for this week's Sew Weekly challenge. Those of us participating followed Mena's "Make This Look" theme, which means we made a garment that resembled… Continue reading The Princess and the Cowl
Of all of the Colette Patterns, the Beignet skirt has always been my favorite. With every new Beignet that appeared online, I'd go into zombie mode, repeating over and over, "Must get pattern." Finally, last fall, I did. And here is my version in a lovely ivory gabardine. My favorite part is the buttons. They… Continue reading My First Beignet
In between a bit of work, two long runs, dinner and a movie with friends, and a trip to the farmer's market, my sewing machine and I have had a nice weekend. We'll see you over at the Sew Weekly again this week!
I've been meaning to make the Sewaholic Pendrell forever. I'm not sure how I feel about the sleeves on the pattern, but I thought the princess seam lines would help create a well-fitted shirt. I cut according to my measurements, grading as needed and leaving off the bottom three inches so that I would be… Continue reading I finally made a Pendrell.