I’ve joined The Monthly Stitch… and just in time for April’s sewing double challenge! I feel like a cheater since it isn’t really a challenge for me to use the heck out of a good pattern. But I’ve enjoyed seeing how other people get different looks from the same design, so it’s a great idea. This … More Sewing double challenge: poppies, raccoons and insects – oh my!
Hello friends! I mentioned in my first post a month ago that I was inspired by a festive sundress by Miuccia Prada (who wouldn’t be?!). It was a big bold print in a simple design. Special to wear, like you’re walking around in an oil painting. In a good way. Here’s my response! It’s Vogue pattern 1348. I made … More Still life turned party dress
Happy Easter everyone! Besides making me sneeze, all these showy blossoms have put me in a flowery mood, sewing wise. This fabric by Dear Stella is splashed with one of my favorite wild flowers – Queen Anne’s Lace. Not only is it delicate and beautiful – it’s edible! According to Wikipedia, the tuberous root is similar to … More Queen Anne in cotton
Spring is here and I am READY! My dressing room is buzzing with originals in flora and fauna and geometrics of every kind! How is that possible, you ask? Well, though I didn’t post about it till last week, I made the bamboo leaf dress back in February! It took me a few weeks of hemming and … More Fabric addict needs a fix
Bored by the unusually long winter here in Nashville, my mind kept turning to spring. And of course for a fashion lover that means digging out spring clothes! There’s something about the right dress. It can make you feel like a new woman. Powerful. Ready for anything. Or relaxed. Ready for fun. As I took closet inventory, some of my favorites had me dreaming … More Inspired by Kate and Miuccia. Made by moi.