As mentioned in previous posts, I’m making myself a whole new wardrobe. Due to circumstances in my personal life, I may be unable to sew in May and June, possibly longer. Until then, I’m cram-sewing multiples of things to get myself ready for spring, which is every bit as exhausting as it sounds. And every […]
One of the recent themes of #sewphotohop was ‘Mini or Maxi?’, asking sewers to share whether they prefer their skirts and dresses to sweep the floor, or barely hit the middle of their thigh. It was interesting to see not just people’s preferences, but the reason behind their preferences. In my neck of the woods, […]
Whew! After five whole weeks without sewing, I’m finally back in the saddle. And I tried out a new tank top pattern! Indiesew had a 20% coupon off tank tops, so I decided to buy one to test out my new printer (which I sold off my other electronics to afford). It’s wireless, y’all! And […]
Ah, the joys of sewing cotton! Returning to the world of sewing wovens in order to improve my zipper installation technique, I made McCall’s M5971. It’s an OOP pencil dress with a sweetheart neckline, princess seam bodice, front and back waistband, and box pleats in the front skirt instead of darts. Sounds complicated, right? Happily, […]
This Lekala coat has really been kicking my butt. So I gave myself permission to sew things just “good enough”, and what a difference! I made so much progress after that decision. Sometimes it’s more important to finish than to be good.
Seriously. Give this woman a drink! This coat is KICKING MY BUTT! It finally dawned on me that this is not really a my-first-coat project. A lined and interlined knit coat using a Lekala pattern. Hmmm… Anyway, enough ranting. I started it, and I’m deep in it, I might as well finish. This is my […]
Thank goodness I’ve memorized the line drawing for this pattern by now, because I’ve lost track of it! With the back fully assembled, I’m now on to assembling the front — which means sewing the faux fur bits. First thing I noticed when I laid the pieces out was that the faux fur pockets are […]