Category Sew Paradise

maxi dress?

So I’ve been seeing the maxi sundress this season and wondering. Is it for me? But then I read an e-mail newsletter for fashionistas and they recommended it with lots of bangly bracelets and flat shimmery sandals. And THEN I…

So much of sewing is thinking

From thinking of what to create, to thinking about pattern editing or fitting, to thinking about how to do whatever the task is at hand. So I don’t feel bad about thinking. And I count reading Burda WOF as sewing,…

Patterns I already have part deux

So I’m thinking of skiing leggings and another nursing sports bra. And I’m surfing the Christine Jonson site and see basewear one – leggings and a crop cami that looks like the nursing sports bra! Fabric AND patterns I already…

Desperate for spring

It’s still winter here. My winter sewing projects are still unfinished. I just picked up my machine yesterday, but haven’t yet had time to sew. But I’m fairly desperate for spring. Summer actually, but I’ll take spring. A trench coat…

sewing patterns I already have

I was reading back issues of BWoF and found some great kids patterns I’d overlooked, some wide leg trouser patterns and a couple cute dresses for summer. All in my stash! Yay! I’m home sick and my machine is back…

Chanel jacket

Sew Stylish blog has a tute on sewing a Chanel jacket: http://besewstylish.taunton.com/n/blogs/blog.aspx?nav=main&webtag=besewstylish&entry=224 And of course I got that fabulous brown and aqua wool boucle in Paris, up in the Montmartre district by the Sacre Coeur.  A pattern from my sewing…

Cut the nursing coat!

Yay, I managed to cut the Elizabeth Lee nursing/babywearing coat (baby was napping). I am making it out of a red tweedy knit that is backed with faux sherpa in black. Very chic. I’m reversing the facings so the black…

more consignment shopping

I used my credit, a coupon, and still bought two bags full of goodies. A corduroy jacket in kelly green, very springy. Two pinstriped dress trousers, one in black, the other in gray. A cropped brown tweed pair of pants,…

Went on vacation, got inspired

I thought of a lot of things to sew, I’ll try to pen them here: ruffled clutch – pale aqua for the bag, deep teal for the ruffle. sundress – empire nursing style with halter top, possibly in pale pink…