Hi folks! My good news here is that I finally finished a garment! That plaid flannel shirt that I was making my husband is now on a hanger in his closet. And, the plaid not matching in a few places doesn't actually bother me at all since, overall, the plaid actually matches pretty well. I hope… Continue reading Happy Pi Day!
Awhile back I wrote a post lamenting the lack of sewing-related documentaries. In the comments of that post, you guys repeatedly recommended I check out the BBC costume drama The House of Eliott. I looked for it on Netflix, but my search came up empty. I looked for it on YouTube, and I got hopeful when… Continue reading The House of Eliott
Well, the newborn hat is finished! The funny thing is that I could have finished it ages ago. I'm such a beginner at knitting that I read, "use a 3 needle bind off to close the top of the hat with right sides together," in the instructions for the Pixy Newborn Hat and thought it… Continue reading Learning to Knit: The Completed Pixy Newborn Hat
Well, would you look at that?! It's a nearly finished hat for a newborn! Last time I'd just completed the brim, but I'm now proud to say I've finished the thirty rows of knit stitch that make up the bulk of the hat. All I have to do is stitch up the top (and add… Continue reading Learning to Knit – Nearly Finished Newborn Hat
About a year ago a friend and I tried to pick up knitting. She took to it pretty quickly and made it a decent way through a scarf, but I never made it past casting on and the first few rows of a knit stitch. Maybe it's the season, or maybe there's something about having… Continue reading Learning to Knit – Again
It seems these days there are a million and one ways to share online. We not only have the wide network of everyone's individual blogs, but we also have general arenas like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Flickr and sewing-focused sites like Pattern Review, BurdaStyle, Kollabora, Stitcher's Guild at Artisan Square, The Cutter and Tailor,… Continue reading How do you share online?
Hello from Seattle! Whew, what a crazy couple of weeks its been. It feels like I've been living in the chaos that is moving for ages. Thankfully, a bit of order is finally returning. The boxes are slowly disappearing, the furniture has settled into a reasonable arrangement, and the sewing area has been set up.… Continue reading Settling in Seattle… and finally coming up for a bit of air
A little treat called San Francisco on this day of love. It's good to live in the Bay.
This video was shared with me by a good friend. It's amazing to watch all that goes into making Desigual's ready-to-wear clothes. Here, they start with fiber and end up with a dress that's essentially a piece of art. Many different skilled hands take part in the process over the course of the video. Enjoy.