Happy Way-back Wednesday! Last Christmas I was given a sewing box full of thread and sewing notions that had belonged to Greg’s grandmother. It was fun to pick through it and compare prices, see brands that have persisted and brands that I’ve never heard of, and learn about sewing “back in the day”. … More Vintage Sewing Notions
I originally wrote about my pattern organizing system when I installed this expandable drying rack in our condo was back in 2014. Recently it caught a few eyes on Instagram, so I thought I would share an update for new readers and anyone looking to do a little spring cleaning in their sewing room. I am happy to report that 3 years … More The best pattern organizer for your sewing room!
Winter is hanging on with a tight grasp. A local news station reported that Seattle had only three “mild sunny days” since October. We’ve had a few more partly sunny days, but that gray sogginess continues to drain my energy. One upside to the gloom is it gives me more time to wear my hand-knit accessories. And … More Starshower Cowl – FA 2017.02
“May the Force be with us.” At the 2017 Emerald City Comic Con, the 15th anniversary of the convention, I debuted my Jyn Erso cosplay. She isn’t a Jedi or a career politician. Jyn is a regular woman caught in the crosshairs of Star Wars history. Initially concerned with self-preservation, she steps up when she see something … More Rebel With A Cause – Jyn Erso Cosplay
Good day #Sewcialist community! I’m trying not to let the lost hour of sleep and the apparent start of my spring allergies hamstring my aspirations. I am rearranging furniture and sorting boxes in my sewing room and working on some outstanding alteration tasks and costume projects for others. What are you up to today? Did you plan … More Spring Forward!
Even when I am not at the sewing machine I’m thinking about sewing, or refining my wardrobe, or minimizing clutter and possessions. I’m analyzing my coworker’s side pant-leg pocket for ways to add them to a costume. I’m cataloging what I like and dislike about certain garments I wear to inform future sewing projects or … More Personal Style Stories
I’m working on a Jyn Erso costume for this weekend’s Emerald City Comic Con. Like all cosplay projects, my time management was horrendous. But I am incredibly proud of how it is coming together. Here are some teaser images of the work in progress. I’ll be posting a final costume write up and a photo … More The final countdown…ECCC & Jyn Erso
This week has been… challenging infuriating isolating and it has also been reassuring at times to find hope and strength among friends and in the sewing community. I needed some self care time this weekend and turned to a number of creative projects. I started work on the Sierra halter bra pattern, by Madalynne. I bought … More Weekend
Chris Perkins isn’t the only one who gets to wear a gorgeous gold dragon! The scarf below was a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law. It is a hand-painted silk scarf that she commissioned from a local PNW artist, Sage Hen Designs. The dragon’s wingspan stretches across the scarf and wraps around me when I wear … More A gold dragon for myself
How do you break out of the winter blahs or Seasonal Affective Disorder?
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