Neon is just one of the trends being touted out there for spring 2020. And, . for the “oh-no-the-eighties-are-back crowd”, hang with me; I am putting myself in the neon realm. But first…. 2019 Update: Last year in a sewing group I frequent, Roz of Sew Much Fabric guided attendees through finding a style icon… Read More My Neon Spring
I congratulate myself this month for making all clothing that exists in my closet today. I have not purchased a scrap of ready-to-wear since January 1, 2010. I think it turned out well. Well, there are 20 year old special occasion pieces in the closet which are irreplacable, but all new things since 2010 for… Read More Happy 10th Anniversary. It’s Been a Decade of Sewing My Entire Wardrobe.
Back after a long hiatus!! Hi, dear readers, you may have seen this particular tunic before, but this time — it’s on me (all my photos by BrianCampbellPhoto) and not on the dummy. Inspiration A Few Process Notes I’m sharing this on the Designin’ December online group initiated by Linda of the Nice Dress. Thanks,… Read More Assymetrical Neckline – Again
(said in a Chuck Todd kind of voice) …. it’s time for a post on the Sew Everything Blog. And, here we are on Thursday. Today has turned into a sharing-other-great-sewing-blogger-posts day, because there’s no dearth of fabulous sewing done by other enthusiasts; therefore I’m thrilled to share a link from Ann of The Compulsive… Read More If it’s Tuesday….
Wearable art and other fashionistas in the sewing community have long used old handkerchiefs for fashioning their own fashion and accessories. Hey, hanky couture enthusiasts, take a look at Tory Burch’s Spring 2020 collection! What do you think? An enthusiast’s collection of vintage embroidered handkerchiefs are random, individually bought for their hand-embroidered beauty. But the TB collection’s… Read More Tory Burch’s Fine Handkerchief Aesthetic
Balenciaga’s way: In the book Couture Sewing, there’s a section on “stays”, with details on under-bust stays, pleat stays, waistline stays, and even crotch stays (yes, there is such a thing in haute couture). This particular Balenciaga dress, circa 1965 actually uses a stay on each back armhole area in a capped sleeve to control… Read More “Stay”ing the Armhole: Tip From the Haute Couture
Hello, blogworld! I am back after an unintended month-long-plus hiatus from writing. No, I am not sick or anything horrifying like that; some things just got in the way of regular weekly posts. Now I’m glad to be back!! So, taking over from the point where I stopped writing, here’s something fun. I call it… Read More NOWEK (No One Will Ever Know) Sewing Trick: Fake Buttonhole on the Collar Band
Of course it is! Pictured in this post are Chanel Haute Couture pieces – simple and iconic Chanel. All images in this post are from Vogue Runway site — I love that site for the abundance of inspiration and eye candy, and reviews. The over-the-top pieces walking down other Haute Couture runways are impressive in… Read More Haute Couture?
In most general sewing, it’s best to avoid stitching in areas where it’s unnecessary – to avoid the too much thread syndrome. Yes, there is such a thing, although the concept can be quite subjective. However, too much thread can be useful in certain areas of dressmaking and general fashion sewing. Such as, designs where… Read More Too Much Thread Can be a Good Thing: Multiple Rows of Top-Stitching
Well, the excitement got a little dampened along the way. Here’s why: All I wanted was an added pintucked detail to a much loved pants pattern in my favorite ponte knit from Sew Much Fabric. In spite of using all the appropriate threads, twin-needle sizes etc, and all the right sewing tricks, it began to… Read More Finally! White Pants, Vogue 1411