Wardrobe Architect

I’ve started working on my board for Wardrobe Architect, the Colette project for a thoughtful wardrobe. I have my Pinterest board and notice I really love vintage feminine shapes. However, in my daily life I need some clothes that can get me through a flare and be comfy and cute. Sometimes you just can’t do… Continue Reading


Sewing review

Last year’s list: Floral voile Hawthorne shirt. I love my dress and have the shirt cut and need to finish. Dress for the Dolly Clackett challenge. I already have this picked out and ready to sew, Mad Men challenge dress. I have my inspiration, just need to get my fabric. Red ponte pencil skirt with… Continue Reading


Mending

I spent my weekend doing a lot of mending. I always let it pile up rather than do it one at a time like I should. I repaired two pairs of jeans, some blouses that gaped-big boob curse, some tiny holes in shirts and some odds and ends. I have some nice wool socks I… Continue Reading


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I’ve been thinking a lot over the past couple of weeks. I love sewing. I don’t mind alterations. Custom sewing is ok. I hate not having time to do my own sewing anymore. I’m taking a step back. One year in business has taught me some things. If people don’t want to pay me what… Continue Reading


Difficult year

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I’ve been pretty ill this year and still seeking diagnoses. I’ve had an IV in my hand too many times for my comfort this year. I know I have autoimmune issues but no answer so far to the newest problems.               I have gotten a couple of things finished… Continue Reading


Sewing room at last!

Look who has a sewing room! My daughter has left the nest and I’m working on a sewing room. Still a long way to go but I’m super excited! I have room to have everything in one space. Now to finish clearing and decorating it. Like this:Like Loading…


Washi dress

I made my first Washi dress recently and I love it. Pull on, pockets, comfy. I made it in a twill which means I had to use heavy elastic on the back. I like the neck but it's a little low for the busty at work so next time will be be plain scoop. Def…. Continue Reading


Mad Men challenge

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So, I have terrible photos for my challenge. Good news, I love this dress! I took a a Renfrew tee and made it 13 inches longer ( dang I’m short) to make a dress. Added a ruffle! It’s cotton interlock, good weight. I’d like a ponte in it. I wanted to try a knit and… Continue Reading


Sewing list for first half 2014

I've started a list of all the items I want to sew in the first half of 2014. Some are WIP. Here's the list! Floral voile Hawthorne shirt. I love my dress and have the shirt cut and need to finish. Dress for the Dolly Clackett challenge. I already have this picked out and ready… Continue Reading


Best sewing investment this winter

That would easily be the Onion 1032 pattern.  I bought it on Pattern Review for $8.50 with shipping and bought some anti-pill grey fleece on sale before Thanksgiving at $1.99 a yard. Total cost for this jacket? Less than $14. Worn at least 2x a week since December 1. Super cozy and warm. I like… Continue Reading