#Earth Month Post #4: What About the Fabric Stash?

If fabrics had feelings, I’ve totally insulted my beloved fabric stash. So why do I seek to re-make already made clothing? There’s that annoying, niggling issue of why remake old clothing when there’s a substantial fabric stash waiting in all its unsewn glory?  Let’s move beyond the obvious talking points about ethical, economical, and other… Read More #Earth Month Post #4: What About the Fabric Stash?

#Earth Month 2016 Post 1: “Muslin” Becomes Wearable.

Is it earth month yet? You can disregard that other “foolish” day associated with April 1; let’s celebrate by doing some sewing. In honor of the beginning of earth month, I completed a long ignored UFO (unfinished object). It started out as a “muslin” for a Sewing Workshop pattern, and it turns out that I… Read More #Earth Month 2016 Post 1: “Muslin” Becomes Wearable.

Butterick Pattern 6253 – #WIP (groan)

With this project, I’m reaching out to my inner Manuel Pertegaz, via Katherine Tilton’s Butterick pattern. I am loving the A-shapes in clothing now since they accommodate my pear shape. This Butterick pattern designed by Katherine Tilton has a ruffly look without being sickly sweet. This project became another exercise in dealing with fabric shortage. Materials procurement… Read More Butterick Pattern 6253 – #WIP (groan)