To Sleeve or Not To Sleeve?

The time has come. I am finally making my Colette Wren Dress. This dress immediately went on my “to-sew” list when it was announced. The style matched what the Wardrobe Architect was telling me about my personal clothing preferences. But it quickly got buried in an ever-growing pile of sewing wishes and life circumstances. Now that … More To Sleeve or Not To Sleeve?

A Celestial Summer Dress: the Seamwork Catarina

The March 2016 issue of Seamwork Magazine was themed “Celebration” and featured two dress patterns that I can imagine someone wearing to a graduation or warm-weather wedding: the Catarina and the Kenedy These patterns came out around the time I was thinking a lot about my body and my sewing and how my feelings about … More A Celestial Summer Dress: the Seamwork Catarina

Project Runway

My friend and former coworker loaned me Season 1 of Project Runway. Years ago I had sworn off reality shows, not wanting to support the competitive nature in communities. (I made an exception for Heroes of Cosplay which was great background noise and inspiration for my own cosplay work, but even it has its flaws.) My … More Project Runway