This May I’m joining Zoe at ‘So, Zo…’ in a challenge to wear something handmade every day for thirty-one days. This post marks the fourth update of my progress. May 22, 2012 What: The Silk Paco Peralta Draped Top Where: To work. There's nothing like doing science in a silk blouse! ~~~ May 23, 2012 What:… Continue reading MMMMonday: May 22nd through 28th
This September I’m joining Zoe at ‘So, Zo…’ in a challenge to wear something handmade every day for thirty days. This post marks the seventh update of my progress. September 24, 2011 What: The Black-and-White Satin Organza Crescent Skirt Where: Around town on a lovely Saturday. This skirt is another repeat (see September 10th), but… Continue reading SSS’11: September 24th through 27th
This September I’m joining Zoe at ‘So, Zo…’ in a challenge to wear something handmade every day for thirty days. This post marks the fourth update of my progress. September 13, 2011 What: The Sunlit Teal Garden Lonsdale (as a skirt) Where: To work. Would you believe I'm still a bit sick?! Today was a… Continue reading SSS’11: September 13th through 15th (Half Way!)
My gray Armani jacket is on the front page of the BurdaStyle site!
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
What a week. I finished my husband's shirt last week, I made huge leaps forward in my project at work, and now I have my finished birthday jacket in my hands. Even better, this jacket is the first real article of clothing that I've made for myself. I couldn't be happier. To fix the problem… Continue reading Gray Armani Jacket: Completed!
Today was a regular work day; both my husband and I went in to our day jobs and were remarkably productive (as one would hope if volunteering to work on a Saturday). Even so, I still managed to sneak in a bit of work on my birthday jacket. In fact, it would be complete if… Continue reading Sleeves: Strike Two
The birthday jacket is coming along swimmingly. Though the progress isn't obvious from the picture above, the jacket has leapt forward from a few sewn together pieces of fabric with a collar to a decent shell. All from the addition of the lining. Here's a peek at the lining: I used a cotton/bamboo mix since… Continue reading Lining the Jacket
This past weekend I was able to make another baby step towards finishing my birthday jacket: I made and attached the collar. The collar required interfacing, which is part of the reason for the delay in its construction. Up until December, I'd neither purchased nor used interfacing. Last month I finally picked some up at… Continue reading Gray Armani Jacket: The Collar
On my birthday last year my mother-in-law sent me a giant stash of patterns, a few yards of muslin and another few of a gray-and-black wool fabric, three gray buttons, and a note that said I should use the wool to make a jacket from Vogue 8429. I was ecstatic! From her generous gift, I… Continue reading My Current Project: Gray Armani Jacket