Sometimes other sewists and their amazing garments are the best inspiration! I knew I wanted to finally jump on the Kimono craze, but wasn't sure how to go about it. Until....I saw this gorgeous fabric!
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Happy December everyone! It's the time of year for celebrations. It's sometimes tough to dress for parties because the temperature can vary so much. Will it be below zero or 60 degrees outside? I've found a solution- wool knits! They are remarkably good at keeping you warm when it's chilly, but somehow are not so warm that you break out in a sweat if you find yourself at a rather warm cocktail party. I have found that that these are not at all itchy for me to wear- just super soft and smooth.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Hi Fabricistas! I am loving the recent dip in our temperatures where I live and I hope you are enjoying the seasonal weather in your neck of the woods. I am a huge fan of layering, especially cardigans and long sleeve tops. I recently came across an article that mentioned fashion designers are tending toward layering as a visual cue that people are trying to protect themselves from harsh cultural and social climates. Just a fact of interest, and I wish I remembered where I read it but it stuck with me and I think there must be some truth to the idea. I know I definitely layer because its comfy and soothing.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
My sewing time has been very limited with the holidays and the normal house activities (kids getting older means life getting so much busier)! And because of that I've been very selective of what I choose to sew, free time is so incredibly rare! Right before Thanksgiving I sat down and quickly sewed four new tank tops and I absolutely love how they turned out!
Saturday, November 24, 2018
As soon as simplicity released their Fall patterns I knew I wanted to make S8749 by Mimi G. This fall I've decided to make more separates. I'm always in need of tops and pants because I default to dresses. Additionally, I have also wanted to tackle a blazer for a while now and this oversized blazer seemed like a good place to start.