Annual Event: Picking on the Fall 2019 Haute Couture

Featured Image from Vogue Runway Every year I wait for the Couture collections to seek out over-the-top and apparently unwearable looks.  That said, most haute couture offerings have underlying wearability if you look beyond what’s attention grabbing.  Some of them are extremely inspiring for seamstresses like me.   And, some designs are ripe for a bit… Read More Annual Event: Picking on the Fall 2019 Haute Couture

Random Water Cooler Sewing Talk

The Ladies Waldegrave painted by Joshua Reynolds, 1780. This image is in the book “Women Sewing”.  This painting sits in a museum in Edinburgh, Scotland. —————————————————- When I get writer’s block, this is what you get; random sewing thoughts.  There’s plenty of sewing blog material in a folder containing half-written posts; I just cannot seem… Read More Random Water Cooler Sewing Talk

Too Much Thread Can be a Good Thing: Multiple Rows of Top-Stitching

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

Faced Neckline:  Lesson Learned From a South Asian Tailor

Hey kids, you’ve been doing it all wrong!  How do you face a neckline? The tailor is Sajid of Sajid Designs, and you may not understand the language because he is Indian, but the videos are visually clear and understandable.  He, like tailors from that part of the world, works a little differently than us… Read More Faced Neckline:  Lesson Learned From a South Asian Tailor