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I wasn’t going to blog this make because it is alarmingly simple, but then I did a clever thing (unbecoming lack of modesty, I know!), and thought I would share. I turned a RTW top into – er – another top (no, that’s not the clever thing!) Back when I was still…
Originally posted on fadanista:
Hi Friends! Welcome to the end of my Mini SWAP. The last piece is the Prudence blouse by Hot Patterns, made in cream rayon. The pattern: I reached deep into my pattern archives and pulled out the Prudence Blouse by Hot Patterns, a long hoarded item; it was issued in 2005 and of course… Read More Mini SWAP 3: Prudence Blouse by Hot Patterns
……of this Madeleine Vionnet design, circa 1922. It is 95 years old, and yet so 2017 in it’s modernity, the ombre vibe emanated by the color blocking, and the simple geometric shapes joined in an innovative fashion. Madeleine Vionnet was known as a master of the bias grain. Yet, this outfit hangs on the straight… Read More Can’t Let Go….
Mini SWAP: Bahamanian Blue pants in stretch cotton poplin.… Read More Mini SWAP. Part 2: Vogue 1411 Bahamanian Blue Pants
Hi readers! Welcome to the first SWAP (Sewing With A Plan) and first wearable of 2017; I’m calling it a mini-SWAP. Taking baby steps here so that it does not get out of hand. The patterns: Vogue DKNY 1179 from the pattern stash, a 2010 issue. Not available anymore. Go-to pants pattern for the last… Read More Mini SWAP. Part 1: Vogue 1179 by DKNY
2016, BEGONE! I am thrilled to welcome the year 2017. Here’s a reflective look back at my sewing activity, only to clarify how to move ahead. This may be an eye-roll moment, but indulge me. I sewed consistently in 2016, and my wardrobe is now populated with self-made clothing. But I sewed wardrobe items I… Read More Sewn Wardrobe Math and New Year
Merry Christmas to one and all! This week I pulled out unfinished projects and completed them. Here’s one of them: Le Grizzly! Fur vest: All that remained to be done to this vest was some handwork at the neck, chopping off the hem and finishing it. You can see two previous blog posts about this… Read More WIP Completed. Fear of Faux Fur
…. and final! How many trials and mock ups does it take to create a “simple” tunic? Well, a degree of exactness in making clothes is ok. It’s ok to be picky; it’s ok to make multiple wearable muslins before the final look you wanted in the first place. From left: final gray silk tunic,… Read More Gray Silk Tunic, Part 3
Padded hangers, a perfect holiday gift for the girl with beautiful clothes hung on wire hangers. Well, padded hangers are available commercially, and cheaply. But that’s no fun. Padding a hanger yourself adds a fun, customized element to your closet in addition to using up your scraps, your ugly fabric, and make you happy at… Read More Padded Hangers. Make Them Yourself.
Hi Readers! Who doesn’t like to receive flowers, especially if it’s a single ribbon rose? Just looking at it gives me warm fuzzies. This ribbon rose is a quick-to-make gift idea to add to your holiday crafting repertoire. I used instructions which came with a kit, very happy that I did not discard the packet after… Read More Ruffly #Ribbon Rose. Quick Holiday Gift