A construction jungle, that is. STILL. And since I’m being slowly eroded with the endlessness of this project, I sewed up a little bit of animal print to help me feel at home in the mess. This lovely little ensemble accomplishes three things: let’s me in for a play date at the Jungle January playground; … Continue reading it’s still a jungle in here
Well, I haven’t felt much like sewing these days, so I’ve been fabric shopping, and thought maybe you’d like to see some of the new treasures that came to live in my imaginary all-sewn-up-and-ready-to-wear world. First up, a remnant of cotton stretch twill. There’s just enough to get a shift out of it, and this … Continue reading Binge!
This is my take on The Top 5, since it was honestly my focus for the last year. However, not meeting goals is an unhappy occurrence in my typically driven mind, and I have had to temper my desire to throw tantrums whenever thwarted in pursuit of this 2013 goal. Mostly because growing emotionally healthy … Continue reading The Verdict: Burda Challenge 2013
DD3 mentioned last week that today was to be Spirit Day at school, and the required dress was her national heritage costume. She reminded me Tuesday evening, and again yesterday morning. Profound moment of intense silence. DD3 waits and looks expectantly at the resident miracle-worker a.k.a. MOMMY. That would be me, still silent while frantically … Continue reading Impromptu: Portuguese Traditional Dress
Well, given that it’s made of baby blue old sheets, it does look like a lab coat. I need to shorten the back waist by 2 inches – my usual adjustment. This is not the first Marfy pattern I’ve muslined (although the first one has lost all it’s appeal and languishes in a cut-out state … Continue reading Marfy 1401: Lab Coat?
I’m working on the first of my SWAP pieces, Vogue 1324, out of a lovely suit-weight wine coloured wool. I’ll review it properly later with decent pics, but I just wanted to post about something that’s been bothering the back of my mind for a couple of years now. I am not symmetrical. I mean, … Continue reading True me up, please!
I’ve decided that I need to get four UFO’s off my sewing table before I tackle my autumn sewing plan. Here’s two of them: a blue linen skirt from Vogue 1247 again and a Koos striped knit top (Vogue 2971). It’s reeeeeeeeeally wide necked – I probably should have gone down one size, but it’s … Continue reading Finishing UFO’s
I love this dress. It wasn’t my idea, and I wasn’t quite sure it would work, but I love this dress! The skirt is Vogue 8711. The bodice is Butterick 5674, and the sleeves (cut on the bias) and skirt back are Vogue 8413. The fabric is a polyester woven, and I really was concerned … Continue reading Vogue-Butterick Franken-dress