Draping I – Day 1

One of my 2017 sewing goals was to explore a path to a career that uses my sewing and design skills. Today I took the first of many steps in expanding my sewing and garment design knowledge so that I can more adequately address that career question. The evening started with a great parking spot … More Draping I – Day 1

The best pattern organizer for your sewing room! 

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! 

Spring Forward!

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!

Personal Style Stories

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