The glorious state of Virginia is replete with awesome natural phenomena, including of course, its wondrous countryside. On a recent visit there to hang out with siblings, I saw things in the aforementioned phenomena — fabric and fashion things. Yup, that’s me – I tend to equate wondrous, visceral experiences with things like sewing, fabric and fashion.… Read More I See Nature, I See #Fabric….
Today’s task for #blogging101 asks us to identify our ideal reader and address this post to her/him, plus include an element not used before . About the audience: this is a niche blog and my target audience (or dream reader) should be easy; any one of the following, and more, qualify as my ideal reader: 1. One who sews. 2. One… Read More Real Dream Reader, Please Stand Up! Post 4 for #Blogging101
This image has nothing to do with the contents of the post; I just want to include it here for some vintage fashion eye candy, circa 1966. Check out the glorious fanny pack! Today’s assignment from Blogging101 has to do with “saying hello to the neighbors”. That is, find and follow other bloggers. If one is going… Read More Love Thy (Blogging) Neighbor. Post 3 for Blogging U, #Blogging101
Hi everyone! Thank you for the views, likes and comments on my first assignment! For the second post in Blogging 101, our mission is to change or tweak the blog title and “tag line”. For the uninitiated, a tag line is the little collection of words just below the blog title. It’s meant to communicate what a… Read More What’s My (Tag) Line? Second post for Blogging U
To my readers who have faithfully and very sweetly been reading my blog posts: you will see more frequent posts here because I’ve gone and signed up for Blogging 101, a course offered by the blogging software company – WordPress.com – whose platform I use to publish my posts. The posts published while I’m taking this… Read More This is How I Roll or First Assignment for Blogging U.
Happy Fourth of July! Are you getting the urge to sew something – anything – this summer? Heed these words from an old sewing book I own: “…. a seamstress will sew with the urgency with which an artist paints…” In my last blog post, I mentioned that another blog post will be unlikely to… Read More The Urge to Sew … There’s No Stopping It
If you have to haul your dirty clothes to the laundry, I suggest you haul them in great style. I made this pillowcase-style laundry bag for my daughter who was probably just requesting a utilitarian sack to carry her dry cleanables to the corner laundry in New York. No fun. Trust Mama to turn… Read More Published! Stylish Laundry Bag – and Another Version With #Grommets
Dear readers, I’ve been away from sewing, and posting on this blog for a long time. You see, I was occupied with saying goodbye to my Mother. She was the last member of the previous generation in my immediate family. Much as I did my best to keep her comfortable, it pained me to see her decline;… Read More A Generation Passes…. and New Ones Begin
Altering: taking apart a whole or part of a garment, making adjustments and sewing it back together in the same style to make it fit better. Millions of American women can sew (30 million is the word on the street) – but its safe to assume that most of them hate to make fit alterations… Read More 5 Shades of Re-Fashioning
A recent dive into my fabric and pattern stash turned up this blouse pattern designed by the fabulous Peggy Sagers owner of Silhouette Patterns, plus some red pleated fabric purchased together, waiting patiently for me to re-discover them. This duo goes back to the turn of the 21st century – 14-15 years ago. Yep, the new pattern envelope has… Read More Pleated Top