Dear Readers, If pictures are worth a thousand words, let’s DO this. Posted below for your viewing pleasure are pictures with a minimum of text. Enjoy! J. Crew shirt before and after Inspiration (Anthropologie) Sleeve hack Bias strips, scalloped rotary cutter and gathering foot Gathered strips pin-auditioned and sewn in circles. First rosette Second rosette Third rosette pin-audition Embellishment… Read More Image-Rich, Word-Poor: A Refashion Sewing Post
Congratulations to winners of the pattern bundles, and thanks to everyone who put in a comment. It was not just a giveaway but a fun conversation. If you did not see that post, check it out. The winners: Bundle 1: CurvyCosplay Bundle 2: Lisa (Stitch It Again) Bundle 3: Sue W. Bundle 4: Wendy Bundle… Read More Pattern Bundle Winners!
Earth Day is approaching! Time to re-use, re-cycle, re-make and whatever re-something you can do. I’m having a ball creating on-trend wearables by re-styling my own clothing. I made this classic navy jacket as a student in a tailoring class eons ago. You can tell; huge shoulders are divulging it’s age. Because of it’s classic nautical style it just… Read More Classic Navy Jacket Becomes Sleeveless Blazer. OK, Vest.
Hi everyone! Please don’t read this if you have already commented and made your choices for the pattern giveaway; thank you so very much if you have. Let me say that at this time you have a VERY good chance of winning your preferred pattern bundle! If you have not entered the giveaway, and want to… Read More Mom Was a Little Girl Once, and Still Time for Entering Pattern Giveaway
Recently I confronted my pattern hoarding, I mean collecting instincts in the interest of de-cluttering and beautifying the sewing room. The collection is now getting out of hand and I am streamlining in the spirit of reduce and recycle. Le sewing room needs to be less chaotic; and I, er, watched Hoarding: Buried Alive on TV this week. If you’re procrastinating with… Read More Sewing Pattern Collection Downsize and Giveaway