I bit the bullet, SWAP II

Yes, I bought interfacing. for THE DRESS. It’s been 25 years since I made a shirt. With a proper stand collar, etc. But armed with the tute at Sewexciting.blogspot.com, I’m going for it. Pam’s an expert shirtmaker, and with her…

What to sew next

I’m surfing Christine Jonson’s site this morning (love that new tie back top) and decided I have that sheer mesh in brown and black in the stash – that just cries out to be a summer top! Get sewin’ girl!…

Alter, reuse, recycle

I love my JCrew favorite fit chinos. But they’re too big. Along with my dark blue trouser jeans. so I’m going to – for the first time – do a waistband alteration. You know, pick out the band, cut it…

SWAP plan photo

This is my SWAP for spring/summer 2008 (see post a few weeks ago). I started the teal top – Elizabeth Lee nursing shell I had a few issues (see post below), but I think I can fix them and the…

think like an Italian

Think back to Italy. Women in perfectly cut clothing. Not a lot of clothing either – just well-done items of quality. Look into my closet. Too much stuff. Needs to fit better. Need less stuff. Need to focus on Italian…

Nursing top patterns came

So I narrowed it down to two styles for the moment – a teal knit princess seamed tank – the MINI Swap tank and the swing overlay tunic in a bright pop art print (I had made a skirt out…

another sewing idea

In my Crafters book club (which is becoming foodie book club – a peeve of mine) I saw a book about designing denim – mostly handbags. And then I remembered I have dad’s old shorts – and planned to overdye…