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 […]
Two words: faux fur. This was my first time cutting faux fur for real. Wow! What a mess! I cut from the wrong side using an Olfa snap-off bladed cutter in order to minimize the shedding. I don’t know that it made a difference, honestly. Thank goodness I own this: I highly recommend this […]
You all know I like instant gratification projects, but I do work on longer term projects that I don’t share. And then, unshared and in limbo, they languish in my WIP pile. Or worse, I realize a project will take me a long time and don’t even start it! No more. With WIP Words, I’ll […]