The Pacific Northwest was preparing for a potentially record-breaking storm this weekend. I am equal parts releieved and disappointed to report that the storm did not live up to the predictions, at least not in my neighborhood. The lights flickered when I was making dinner, and the rain was coming sideways for an hour. In … More Sewing Through the Storm
I’ve spent plenty of time philosophizing and self-reflecting. It is high time we got back to creating! (Or at least showing you what I have been creating.) Grandmother’s dress – WIP Remember this from November? Per Brooke’s suggestions I took off the sleeves and pinned the shoulders to move the shoulder seams down. Ignore the overly … More A smattering of WIPs and Finished Projects
To commemorate my Po-Po’s birthday month, I will be altering one of her dresses so that I can give it new life. … More Sewcialists, help me alter this dress!
During the wardrobe architect process I found myself gravitating toward airy maxi or just-below-the-knee skirts. For the past 30-odd years I have generally shied away from delicate fabrics in my everyday wardrobe. I am too too prone to spills and clumsiness. However, airy skirts fit the silhouettes I liked: fitted waists and flowing or flared skirts. I … More ReFashioning a Formal Dress into Maxi Skirt
This is the second springtime garment I made during a needed break from cosplay. … More Selfish Sewing: Inkblot Skirt
The pants are stubborn, they will not be made into a shirt willingly. Part 2 of my Pants to Shirt Transmutation. … More Fabric Alchemy: no longer pants, still not quite a shirt
In need of some sewing meditation, I set out to turn an unused pair of jersey pants into a new blouse. … More Fabric Alchemy: A Pants to Shirt Transmutation