Didn’t make it to Chinatown, but I got the jacket!

One sight I missed on my recent trip to Los Angeles was Chinatown. We just ran out of time. But when I got home, I did remake the drapes in my office/sewing room in this colorful pagoda print! I’ve always loved Chinoiserie in all its forms – art, pottery, chopsticks, umbrellas… and of course dishes … More Didn’t make it to Chinatown, but I got the jacket!

Fabric addict hits L.A.

Cross another one off the bucket list! I finally spent a couple of days in the fabric district of Los Angeles! The overwhelming abundance of choices made it an unforgettable experience. My friend Irma and my niece Pamela made a truly special one. I’m still traveling, so there’s no sewing to report on. I’ll let the pictures … More Fabric addict hits L.A.

The boucle blues

Don’t get used to it. I won’t be writing this often.. but this is a catch up post. I actually made this before Christmas. I fell in LOVE with this fabric! The color! The texture! And since the stars had aligned and my beloved Textile Fabrics was having a big sale at the time, I bought … More The boucle blues

Back in the swivel chair

It’s been more than a year since my last blog. A lot has happened – good and bad, wonderful and awful. I made new friends. Like Cathy and Mark in Florida. And I lost a sister. I’m still shocked to say that. But she’s at peace now and I’m trying to be too.

OWOP: a fit and flair in cotton, seven days a week!

The challenge from Handmade Jane was, for one week, to wear one pattern (OWOP!). Anyone who’s followed me at all won’t be surprised to see what I wore… It’s New Look #6723. I don’t need to tell you I love this pattern! Here’s why: 1. It’s easy to fit. The princess-seamed bodice gives you six ways to … More OWOP: a fit and flair in cotton, seven days a week!

All wound up!

OK I’m obsessed with Vlisco. Here’s another fluffy dress from some more AHmazing fabric! A happy dress with wind-up toy birds, nestled in leafy branches and framed in 3D zigs and zags! What’s not to love?! There’s not much more to say… it’s just another New Look 6723 (which, I honestly can’t tell apart from … More All wound up!