Hi guys! I’m into mood boards and probably will be forever. Let me explain…. Every other month, I join a local sewing group called “Sewing Fashionistas”. In 2018, our leader Roz (who owns the online fabric shop Sew Much Fabric) facilitated a whole series for creating a wearable, suitably stylish, occasion-worthy wardrobe. In other words,… Read More Wardrobe Sewing Mood Board
By the way, how do you determine the placement of your elastic (or non-elastic) waistband? Or, do you sew the waistband where the pattern tells you to, and they fit perfectly? In that case, I’m really happy for you. This is how I do it. I didn’t invent this method, but read about it in… Read More Cool Sewing Trick: Waistband Installation in the Right Place
Is it Piping? Or a Facing? Why, it’s both! Well ok, it’s not traditional facing or traditional piping, but it works in a lovely way. Hi guys! Today I’ll share a neckline finishing technique with you. For the expert sewers who are very familiar with this technique, chime in with suggestions; if this is too… Read More Finish a Neck Edge with Piping/Facing Combo
I die a little when a blog post is missed because I’m a creature of habit where this blog is concerned. Being disorganized with the editorial calendar lately has resulted in no interesting sewing stuff to share with you, unless you want to see a couple of miscellaneous works in progress — nothing earthshaking, but… Read More Random Sewing Stuff in Lieu of a Proper Sewing Post
“Chic is Where You Find It” – Bonnie Cashin, iconic American designer, 1960s and 70s. At this time of year I try to find my chic at fashion weeks around the globe – starting in New York. It can be overwhelming to keep up with the daily round up of fashions, good or bad. I’ve… Read More Finding My Chic at Fashion Week
We’re indulging in tulle talk today, friends. My growing infatuation with the fabric has been mentioned before, and the more I obsess over it, the more ideas for tulle I come up with and find in other people’s work. Here’s one idea….. This pair of pants has been in my closet, unworn, for many years… Read More Pant Hem Extension in… Tulle!
Hey you guys!! I wrote a blog post last year about some garments I had made with love and care, but they were a disappointment once I wore them. There were fit, style and sundry issues which made those much-loved clothes stay in the closet. Go here for the gory details. Need fixing, the red… Read More Unwearables: #Refashioned, #Altered and Made Wearable
Hi guys, here’s a quick, fun, palate-cleanser of a sewing project. I made sleep masks at the request of my favorite couple – my daughter and son-in-law. But…. couldn’t stop with just two. So, the third one in the picture is a bonus sleep mask. Mask 1 is made with scraps of blue chambray with… Read More Little Happy Stuff to Sew: Sleep Mask Edition
Hi friends! Samina here with yet another pocket-intensive post. This here is a sherwani. A sherwani is just a long knee length or longer tailored jacket, a traditional wardrobe item for South Asian men. I also want you to know that this particular sherwani belonged to my husband who wore it to our wedding back… Read More Deep Sherwani Pocket
Yeah, I know; long words in the title is a thing with me. Friends, I love a bit of whimsy in my daily wear and not so daily wear. As someone said, what’s the point of fashion if you can’t have fun with it? Well, I can think of a counterpoint to this, but I’ll… Read More Sartorial Whimsy….