There really is a formula, and it fulfills all the pocket sewing nerdiness you would expect from the Sew Everything Blog. Did you think sewing on patch pockets is the easiest sewing task ever? You’re right. However, there are details to consider when applying one. I bet you didn’t know that there’s an entire book… Read More Patch Pocket Placement: Yep, There’s a Formula.
What seamstress worth her salt doesn’t love the Great British Sewing Bee? Unfortunately, it’s not aired in the US. Does the production company know it’s missing out on millions of American viewers? Are there official DVDs of the latest GBSB season?That’s a serious question… Well, on to the robe. “From Stitch to Style” — this… Read More Yellow Polka Dot Robe. Pattern by the #GreatBritishSewingBee
All images in this post from the Vogue Runway site. I am so beholden to them. Iris Van Helpern, Haute Couture Fall 2019 If William Shakespeare’s play “Midsummer Night’s Dream” was set in a modern, futuristic backdrop, Titania would wear everything here. Kidding aside, Haute Couture designer Iris Van Helpern has blown my mind with her… Read More Haute Couture Collections Worthy of Titania, Queen of Fairies.
Hello, people of the sewing community! I write my usual weekly post with the intention of including a sewing lesson/tutorial for beginners, a sewing question for the experienced seamstresses, spew some sewing philosophy, or some snark at Fashion Weeks’ design and execution aesthetics. Not today. Today, I’ll share with you the latest summer wardrobe addition… Read More Just Another Daily Wardrobe Piece
Beginner seamstresses, be fearless in your efforts to learn the art and skill of good sewing. This post is for you. Lets say you want to sew up something where two seam edges are NOT a straight line. This non-linear seam may be a purely creative design or an essential structural element in your sewing… Read More Basic Sewing Concept: Clipping the Curved Seam
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
Happy Birthday, America! May you have many happy birthdays for eternity. Onward, sewing pilgrim! With not much experience in making head wear, I chose this project as a palate cleanser and a learning experience rolled into one. This project is also a bit of unselfish sewing – for someone who lives in sunny, drought-prone California.… Read More Tipping the Hat on Independence Day
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
If you want to (or have to) make lots of fabric tubes, I advise that you befriend this specialty presser-foot. Like a microwave, you can do without it but it’s faster and therefore more enjoyable to use. It is the Fast Tube foot (not to be confused with the Fast Turn set of tube turners,… Read More Sewing Gadget to Befriend
My curiosity about clothing design and design details in a historical context knows no bounds. It seems that some details in modern apparel which seem so new and fresh can be traced back into the ages. Conversely, I love new and innovative design which has never been seen before. One such new-old detail showed up… Read More Tied, Asymmetrical Neckline