I die a little when a blog post is missed because I’m a creature of habit where this blog is concerned. Being disorganized with the editorial calendar lately has resulted in no interesting sewing stuff to share with you, unless you want to see a couple of miscellaneous works in progress — nothing earthshaking, but… Read More Random Sewing Stuff in Lieu of a Proper Sewing Post
“Chic is Where You Find It” – Bonnie Cashin, iconic American designer, 1960s and 70s. At this time of year I try to find my chic at fashion weeks around the globe – starting in New York. It can be overwhelming to keep up with the daily round up of fashions, good or bad. I’ve… Read More Finding My Chic at Fashion Week
We’re indulging in tulle talk today, friends. My growing infatuation with the fabric has been mentioned before, and the more I obsess over it, the more ideas for tulle I come up with and find in other people’s work. Here’s one idea….. This pair of pants has been in my closet, unworn, for many years… Read More Pant Hem Extension in… Tulle!
Hey you guys!! I wrote a blog post last year about some garments I had made with love and care, but they were a disappointment once I wore them. There were fit, style and sundry issues which made those much-loved clothes stay in the closet. Go here for the gory details. Need fixing, the red… Read More Unwearables: #Refashioned, #Altered and Made Wearable
Hi guys, here’s a quick, fun, palate-cleanser of a sewing project. I made sleep masks at the request of my favorite couple – my daughter and son-in-law. But…. couldn’t stop with just two. So, the third one in the picture is a bonus sleep mask. Mask 1 is made with scraps of blue chambray with… Read More Little Happy Stuff to Sew: Sleep Mask Edition
Hi friends! Samina here with yet another pocket-intensive post. This here is a sherwani. A sherwani is just a long knee length or longer tailored jacket, a traditional wardrobe item for South Asian men. I also want you to know that this particular sherwani belonged to my husband who wore it to our wedding back… Read More Deep Sherwani Pocket
Yeah, I know; long words in the title is a thing with me. Friends, I love a bit of whimsy in my daily wear and not so daily wear. As someone said, what’s the point of fashion if you can’t have fun with it? Well, I can think of a counterpoint to this, but I’ll… Read More Sartorial Whimsy….
What, no pockets? My hitherto dormant pocket-love has emerged. I now like pockets on, and in, everything, even in pajamas (except for tight fitting pants). There seems to be a constant need to put my hands somewhere. There are other reasons, too; while out and about, I need to put little necessities somewhere other than… Read More Where are the pockets??
Under-stitching is an easy sewing technique; it’s a necessary technique if your garment has facings (versus bindings) on the neck, armholes, pant waistband, or the hem. Under-stitching keeps a facing from peeking out on the right side – that is it’s job. The images of my purple printed tunic show straightforward under-stitching at the neckline;… Read More Understanding Under-stitching
Hi guys! I love my SWAP items!! Do u? Before you get nauseated with yet another SWAP (Sewing With A Plan) post, let me explain. I wanted you to see all SWAP items together, in one post. Thanks to my son-in-law Brian for formatting the photos! Don’t the garments look much better without all the… Read More Mini S.W.A.P.: All Together Now