That’s what I heard from a stranger in an elevator when I wore this dress. “Actually no, I said, just errands.” But I guess it does look festive! I’ve used this pattern many times. It’s an old standby fit and flair. Sometimes (like in this case) I add fullness to the skirt. Sometimes I change … More Going somewhere special?
The move-in is moving along. And I’ve finally reached the state of settled-in-ness I need to actually start sewing again! How weird that I need an orderly work area in which to make a terrific mess, but there’s no time for self analysis. I just love dots. And what’s more summery than a nice nautical navy and white? So this … More Flora, meet Emery!
When there’s a pattern that works for you, you just have to make it again and again, am I right? Sometimes there’s a little guilt there because it becomes so easy that you feel like you’re cheating. But you keep going back to it because it fits, it flatters… it’s your best friend – sew to … More Doubletake, with a new detail
I had a rough week. Though looking back I’m not sure why. Everything is going smoothly, but selling your home can stressful and sleep did not come easily. My sewing suffered from all this distraction, caffeine abuse and the unbelievable time drain it is to keep everything picked up. I started and didn’t finish two projects. Frustration finally drove me … More You’re gonna sew, and you’re gonna enjoy it, dammit!
Even in the rain the Gulf is beautiful, so after that trip last weekend we made an offer on a beachfront condo — and after much back and forth they accepted it! So it looks like we’re moving! Holy smoke! We’d thought it would take several trips to find something – it usually does for us – but it happened right … More The Gulf of Mexico is a stretch
Maybe I’m crazy. I’ve made two sewing related pledges this week. Or was it three? This is what happens when I keep clicking on links and find myself reading about what everyone’s up to! Me-Made-May is a super idea by Zo (www.sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.com). She’s encouraging those who like to create their own wardrobe to wear it and … More Mad for Me-Made-May!
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!