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!
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.
It’s 27 degrees. Snow flakes are falling. But I’m heading to sunny California soon, so I’m enjoying it. And, lucky me, look at what had just arrived on my doorstep! It’s a 100% cotton by the Finnish company Marimekko. I was introduced to this fabric line by Mood blogger Sonja, of Ginger Makes. Isn’t she amazing in her Marimekko … More I lost my head over this fabric.
When we moved back to Nashville, Roger said “This is it. We’re not moving again.” Hehe. This is our seventh home in 24 years! We’ll see. But I thought, OK, it might be worth investing the time to make custom drapes. And surprisingly, I enjoyed the process! So I’ve finally decided to hang out a shingle. I’d … More It’s just window dressing
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
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.
Hello friends! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written but I haven’t been wasting my time. I finished my first dress in silk. It’s the Ultimate Shift by Sew Over It. And even more importantly I’ve had an amazing girlfriends’ week and weekend! For the first time in the three months since my move of 740 … More Ultimate Shift in Silk
Inspired by one of my muses, Sonja of Ginger Makes, I decided to make a shirt for my husband. He got lit up about the idea – even chose a piece of fabric from my stash. So there was no backing out. (I hope you don’t mind that I copied your terminology, Ginger, but it’s just perfect. … More Dude sewing: Vogue 8800
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!
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!