Since I’m already down the rabbit hole of fashion week images and neglecting my sewing tasks, let me take you to the Spring 2018 collection of the house of Salvatore Ferragamo, originally show during the September 2017 Fashion Week. You can see the entire collection on the Vogue Runway website by clicking here. I’ll focus on… Read More Who Sewed it Better?
Its 80 degrees outside (hey, it’s February) and I am making progress with this prickly wool melton “Fling Thing”, so wonderfully named by the designer. And, I’m not enthralled. It pains me to have an unfinished item in my possession but I have to put it away for now. It may make me happier after the… Read More Fling Thing Progress: I’m Over it
Whew! That was one deep dive in my sewing stash; it yielded a kit for making the aptly named “Fling Thing” by Canadian designer Linda MacPhee. I bought the kit after being enchanted by this cover of Sew News, October 1999 issue. What would a Texan be doing with bulky wool melton, you ask? Well,… Read More Fling Thing in Wool Melton, designed by Linda MacPhee, 1999
The print looks like an oriental rug store threw up on me, no? I’m making fun of it, but I actually love it! But what drove me to this butterfly style again (McCalls 6510)? It’s the printed rayon challis from Mood Fabrics. To accommodate the print, I had to make something with as few seams… Read More The Print Determined the Pattern Selection