I realize it is nearly the end of February, so this is a bit late, but I’m trying to stay on top of my blogging instead of backlogging into one big post. I have a few resolutions for the year that I neglected to include in my 2018 Winter Sewing Plans post. 1. Every month…… Continue reading January Round Up
Hello! After a very long sabbatical from blogging, I think I am ready to return, albeit in a limited way. I mainly plan to stick to posting reviews of my sewing projects. Nothing fancy, until I need to teach sewing again, because then I am planning on making some video tutorials to share. There is…… Continue reading 2018 Winter Sewing Plans
March is my month to get muslins done; the weather is still too crummy to sew warm weather clothing. This March I put together zero muslins. I suspect it was a combination of being too busy with teaching, going on vacation for a week and having a case of where-do-I-start?-itis. A problem which I further…… Continue reading March: Sew-Nothing-Sewist
For Christmas I wanted to surprise my sister with a purse made to match the Portside travel set I did for her last Christmas. Due to not having the right notions in my stash, however, it is only just finished. It was a straightforward make, and I think she’ll like it. Pattern: Simplicity 8028,…… Continue reading Completed: Fold-over Purse from Simplicity 8028
For when I’m not busy sewing all those vintage lovelies from my last post! Tops For my life at the moment, I’ve found a pretty good daily uniform: flare dark-wash jeans, birkenstock clogs and a lightweight drapey top that comes at least to my hips. It is versatile enough to allow me the movement and…… Continue reading My 2017 Modern Sewing Pattern Plans
It is a new year and that means it is time for a new Vintage Pledge list – I hope – that is, there has been no official announcement yet. Most of my pattern choices are repeats from other years that I just haven’t gotten to, but there are a few new ones in the mix.…… Continue reading 2017 Vintage Pledge Plans
How nice it has been to break from blogging for a while! I stopped blogging in July, although my posting had already been sparse at that point. After six(!) years of blogging, I needed some time off. 2016 was not my busiest year, but I felt drained. I designed two shows in the late winter/early…… Continue reading 2016 Wrap Up, In Other Words, I Still Exist!