Dear Readers, today’s post is about a challenging shortage of cloth, which turned into an exercise in pattern placement and piecing together. Pattern Vogue 9112 designed by Marcy Tilton has elements which concerned me a little, but the end result was so picturesque that I bought the pattern. You know, that moment of identifying with the young, tall and slender model… Read More 7 Ideas For Overcoming Fabric Shortage.
I’m all about pretty fabric. Yes I’m about fabric for all the gorgeous sartorial reasons; however, seeing a textile where it has not been before, where its showcased yet again in all its beauty, is a great feeling (yup, things get a tad visceral with my textile appreciation). Therefore, this had to be brought to the attention of you, my sewing buddies. Showcased for… Read More Fabric and Molten Glass Integration – LamArte
“…. It was really about perfection….” The partial quote above refers to the art of haute couture sewing in the book The Pink Suit authored by Nicole Mary Kelby. No one wants to revisit tragic events, but I highly recommend the book if you’re looking for a quick late summer read with tons of sewing and haute couture references; and if you’re fashion… Read More August Reading: “The Pink Suit”
I love this look! Unfortunately, this look doesn’t love me….. If, like me, you fell in love with this Vogue pattern 1452 (Today’s Fit line, designed by Sandra Betzina) here’s a bit of unsolicited advice: read some reviews (especially one by twistedangel) and make the necessary adjustments. Then, and only then, feel free to jump… Read More More August #Sewing: Vogue 1452
This summer shirt in light apple green, slightly see-through cotton-linen, is beautiful for extreme summer weather. Why has it remained barely worn all these years? And — why do I look so miserable in the photograph? It’s the sleeves, ya’ll. This Hot Patterns Tuxedo Shirt pattern is lovely, but it’s the hottest part of summer… Read More Its August. Bare Your Arms.
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.