Today's post is all about my process of sewing for others. It’s what’s been on my mind a lot the past month, in terms of sewing. Things have gotten pretty crazy (good crazy, but the I-only-got-two-hours-of-sleep-last-night-but-I-am-excited-that-I-met-my-deadline kind of crazy) over in my part of town lately, which has slowed my sewing output. While it’s easy… Continue reading Mums for my Mom: The Completed Linen Jackie O Dress
Deadlines are looming at work. I haven't even really begun the "Sew Retro: The Starlet Suit Jacket" class. But, I'm desperate for a distraction. You know, something that's fun and that you know you can do. Something to look forward to after all the hard stuff has been done for the day. Actually, something to… Continue reading Distractions
Now that the SWAP is over, I can finally get back to the millions of other projects that I've had on hold this year. First on the docket is the Jackie O dress for my mom using the fabrics you see above. The beautiful blue on the left is an Irish linen from FineFabrics.com, and… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
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 the beginning of the saga. I just finished my Minoru jacket, which was part of a Sew-Along over at Sewaholic.net; I'm deeply entrenched in an eleven-garment SWAP, which is kind of… Continue reading A Maddening Diversion
I recently joined the online sewing community We Sew Retro. My first two posts are going to recap the only two items I've completed from vintage patterns, the linen-and-silk shirt I made for my husband and my Burberry-inspired trench coat and matching skirt. The new post on my husband's shirt is here, and the post on my… Continue reading Vintage Fun: We Sew Retro
This holiday season I sewed along with Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons and a bunch of other talented seamsters in the Crafty Christmas Club. We all made gifts for our family and friends, and, now that the gifts have been opened, here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. My mom asked for… Continue reading A Very Jackie O Muslin
Last week Daughter Fish posed a challenge: guess which patch gave the "New York 'Patch' Blouse" it's name. A correct answer would get your name entered into a drawing for the vintage pattern above. I guessed patch four. And, lucky me, patch four it was. And, even luckier me, my name was drawn out of the… Continue reading My Lucky Day