This year Mena of the Sew Weekly has changed up the format of her blog. It's now a group blog similar to We Sew Retro (which I wrote about in my last post). Anyone who has sewn up a garment for the weekly theme can write their own post. All of those posts get published… Continue reading Sewing Weekly during 2012
In between long bouts of writing this week, I finished my circle skirt. All it needed was the hem, but I wanted to make sure I marked the hem twice before I cut and stitched. When I finally tried it on, I realized the raw edges hit right at the top of my knee. Many… Continue reading The Circle Skirt Remake
This August I’m sewing along with Tasia at Sewaholic.net. A bunch of talented seamsters and I are all making her just-released Lonsdale dress, which happens to also be a summer essential – happy day! This post marks its completion. I was walloped at work this week. Though I'd made great progress on my Lonsdale last… Continue reading Lonsdale Sew-Along: Completed!
This August I’m sewing along with Tasia at Sewaholic.net. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I are all making her just-released Lonsdale dress, which happens to also be a summer essential – happy day! Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. The Lonsdale Sew-Along is speeding along. This post will likely be… Continue reading Lonsdale Progress
Last week's challenge on the Sew Weekly was "Refashionista". Those of us participating were to find a neglected garment in our closet and transform it into something fabulous. I was up for the challenge and pulled a dress I hadn't worn since college out of the back of my closet. I was optimistic I'd be… Continue reading Refashionista: From Dress to Sorbetto Blouse
During the second half of April and into May, I sewed along with Tasia at Sewaholic.net. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I all made her just-released Crescent skirt pattern. This post continues the discussion of the completed skirt. This week's sewing challenge at the Sew Weekly was themed "A Day at the Races."… Continue reading Channeling my Gaga for “A Day at the Races”
For Christmas my mother-in-law gifted me with a beautifully crafted unfinished jacket that she'd started in a tailoring class when she was my age. The body of the jacket was together (complete with a thorough network of basting stitches), but the sleeves weren't attached and the bound buttonholes were only half complete. Putting the sleeves… Continue reading Vintage Orange Jacket
UPDATE: I submitted this jacket to this week's Sew Weekly challenge, "Don't judge a pattern by it's cover," because, honestly, I wouldn't have chosen this pattern for myself based on its cover - but, I love the actual jacket. Here are my facts, à la Sew Weekly. Fabric: Gray Armani wool from Fine Fabrics, black bamboo/cotton… Continue reading Fashion Photos of the Gray Armani Jacket