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Merry Christmas, everybody!! I’m sending good wishes for a happy, healthy and safe Holiday Season. I hope Santa brought you exactly what your heart desired. So, what do non-Christians do on Christmas? Anything our collective mind wants to. Some of us join in with a full blown Christmas celebration; others chill out gratefully for the… Read More Merry Christmas, Errrybody!
Hi Readers, I’m back after two weeks of being a no-show on this blog; it’s a case of slacking off on an unpaid job. I hope everyone had as wonderful a Thanksgiving as I did. This week, I’m sharing this photograph on a sewing blog because: a) it’s a great family photo of two generations; … Read More A Family Photo For the (Sewing) Ages
Hi friends! Remember my post about a first attempt at sewing a men’s shirt? My son-in-law, Brian (the owner of the shirt) is modeling it to perfection over here! Photography credit goes to his wife, Sarah Mirza. I am especially thankful for Brian trusting me with making him a clothing item! How many men will… Read More Shirt Success!
Hi readers! Remember my post about the “Big Fashion Stripe of 2018”? To keep up with Fashion Week, I made this black/white chevron striped cardigan (polyester and acrylic). Is this cardigan on trend? Well, a little bit, because most of the fashion week looks were vertical, thick stripes, bordering on the “Beetlejuice look”. I personally preferred my… Read More Chevron in Black and White Stripe
Is it a plane? A bird passing through on it’s way back to the amazon rainforest ? Why, it’s the Fabridon!! Hello friends! A deep dive into the sewing stash unearthed a kit for making this quirky bird. I haven’t made stuffed animals or birds in decades. But the Fabridon is more an art piece… Read More The Fabridon© : Not a Stuffed Toy
I have sewn many things, but never a man’s button-down shirt. This project is for my son in law, Brian. A captive audience, one might say, but my dear SIL is willing to wear whatever I make for him. We agreed on using McCalls 6044. The shirt is basic and the pattern envelope model looks great… Read More First Attempt: Men’s Button-down Shirt
Oscar de la Renta at the MFAH.… Read More Oscar de la Renta at the Museum of Fine Arts: Visual Candy and Which One I Want to Wear.
The irony is obvious. Time, effort, money and sewing skills was spent on these items; yet, they hang unworn. What happened? Let’s break it down. Prudence Blouse With a name like Prudence Blouse, this Hot Patterns item had everything going for it visually, but the allure of the pattern illustration did me in. An easy… Read More Self-Made, Beautiful and Unworn. What Happened?
I’m obsessed with the illusion neckline detail on this Fendi dress in their Fall 2017 RTW line. The red strip sewn in a U shape seems to be floating on the model’s skin. Not an earth shatteringly new detail, but so pretty and wearable if adapted to show less cleavage. I say that because we… Read More Can’t Let Go: Fendi’s Neckline Illusion