Dressmaking Detective Do you play dressmaking detective by going “shopping” on the high street and taking spy photos? I have been loathe to. One of the beauties of sewing is not having to go shopping. But it can save a ton of time and disappointment if you try on different styles and fits before sewing.… Continue reading Bits and Bobbins: Dressmaking Detective
I finished making this yellow and grey (grellow) check top on Sunday. I was trying to play with the check. It’s pin tucked in the yoke and finished with a contrast grey spotted bias binding. I also added the check as a bias hem band. I’m not sure if I like it. I need better… Continue reading Bits and Bobbins: Sewing, Pattern Matching Across Seams, Met Gala
When my 21 year old daughter was small, she had learning difficulties that made it very difficult for her to learn to read. All she ever wanted to do was hear stories. We understood that even if she couldn’t read, it was good for her to be in the habit of listening. We read to… Continue reading Podcasts Are Glorious
Yesterday I got excited about combining grey and gold and sewing an Alabama Chanin pattern. The obsession spilled over into another mood board. I love the hems of the two Alabama Chanin skirts on the left. It is such a great idea to use two or more layers of jersey together to create a thicker fabric. Thicker… Continue reading Grey and Gold Spring Mood
There is a lot of pattern in this look but I’m anchoring it with a neutral check smock. I have a lot of work to do on this blog to bring it in to line with my current interests but getting some content up here will help me to find my path.