Hi readers! I recently dove into my sewing ‘collection”, and pulled out some long-stashed stuff that was purchased just because it was so pretty and so old — a treasure to fashion history afficionados; at the very least, something interesting. I wonder who was the wearer of this jabot, or should it be called a… Read More Antique Netting Collar/Jabot
Are you tired of my “sharks teeth” obsession, yet? I made two samples with linen scraps – just to get my hands used to the folding and fiddling. In the interest of not wasting those small scrappy trials, I sewed them together and made – this. You can call it a mug rug, a square… Read More Still “Sharks Teeth”-ing
….. which is also termed “Point and Tuck”, and is a distant relative of “Prairie Points”. I hope you’re intrigued enough to keep reading. “Sharks teeth” lives under the umbrella of “heirloom sewing”. Heirloom sewing is based on dainty, hand sewn traditional French embellishment of the old days. Learning and exploring the “sharks teeth” technique is… Read More Can’t Let Go: Sewing Term, “Sharks Teeth”
Mighty title there ….. Happy New Year, friends! I first encountered the term “epic” applied to sewing projects in a book by Sandra Betzina. In the first edition of “Power Sewing” (1990s), she referred to some of her sewn garments as “epic”. Those particular projects took time, effort, the best materials, and utmost skill. I think… Read More 2018: Epic Sewing Projects
My Blue Velvet … Read More My Blue Velvet
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