Hi Readers, I’m back after two weeks of being a no-show on this blog; it’s a case of slacking off on an unpaid job. I hope everyone had as wonderful a Thanksgiving as I did. This week, I’m sharing this photograph on a sewing blog because: a) it’s a great family photo of two generations; … Read More A Family Photo For the (Sewing) Ages
Hi friends! Remember my post about a first attempt at sewing a men’s shirt? My son-in-law, Brian (the owner of the shirt) is modeling it to perfection over here! Photography credit goes to his wife, Sarah Mirza. I am especially thankful for Brian trusting me with making him a clothing item! How many men will… Read More Shirt Success!
Hi readers! Remember my post about the “Big Fashion Stripe of 2018”? To keep up with Fashion Week, I made this black/white chevron striped cardigan (polyester and acrylic). Is this cardigan on trend? Well, a little bit, because most of the fashion week looks were vertical, thick stripes, bordering on the “Beetlejuice look”. I personally preferred my… Read More Chevron in Black and White Stripe
Is it a plane? A bird passing through on it’s way back to the amazon rainforest ? Why, it’s the Fabridon!! Hello friends! A deep dive into the sewing stash unearthed a kit for making this quirky bird. I haven’t made stuffed animals or birds in decades. But the Fabridon is more an art piece… Read More The Fabridon© : Not a Stuffed Toy
I have sewn many things, but never a man’s button-down shirt. This project is for my son in law, Brian. A captive audience, one might say, but my dear SIL is willing to wear whatever I make for him. We agreed on using McCalls 6044. The shirt is basic and the pattern envelope model looks great… Read More First Attempt: Men’s Button-down Shirt
Oscar de la Renta at the MFAH.… Read More Oscar de la Renta at the Museum of Fine Arts: Visual Candy and Which One I Want to Wear.
The irony is obvious. Time, effort, money and sewing skills was spent on these items; yet, they hang unworn. What happened? Let’s break it down. Prudence Blouse With a name like Prudence Blouse, this Hot Patterns item had everything going for it visually, but the allure of the pattern illustration did me in. An easy… Read More Self-Made, Beautiful and Unworn. What Happened?
I’m obsessed with the illusion neckline detail on this Fendi dress in their Fall 2017 RTW line. The red strip sewn in a U shape seems to be floating on the model’s skin. Not an earth shatteringly new detail, but so pretty and wearable if adapted to show less cleavage. I say that because we… Read More Can’t Let Go: Fendi’s Neckline Illusion
It’s quite obvious that I have no idea what to write for today’s post; either that or I have so many potential posts in my head (and in a folder on my laptop) that my writing chops are a bit paralyzed. Is this writer’s block? I’ll scrape the far recesses of my sewing brain and… Read More Of Wadders, and What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Snarky types might call this the “High Fashion Does Prison” trend, or the “Beetlejuice” trend, and I’m terrified that my eye will get used to the look. To redeem the designers, most of them manipulated the fabric to give modern, innovative lines, but its hard to get over the prison invocation. Also, most of them have… Read More The Big Fashion Stripe of 2018