Category Sew Paradise

more patterns

Yes, I know, I know, I said I wouldn’t but i couldn’t resist Vogue Patterns freebie offer. So i got these: http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V8122.htm?search=8122&page=1 A great poncho pattern. Love the poncho. http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V8462.htm?search=8462&page=1 I like the wrapover of view B, good for hiding…

French fashion report

Wide leg pants in menswear fabrics Scarves, scarves, scarves Wraps, capes and ponchos flat tall boots wide soft belts over fitted jackets with wide trousers Sweatercoats, especially with ruffles and details big soft satchel handbags Ballerina flats cropped swing jackets…

more breastfeeding stuff

I have another of the Jalie 2787 tops to sew (pale dusty blue). And I bought some incredible double sided coat fabric the other day. The outside is a red tweedy knit, and inside is a faux sherpa/fleece in black.…

i love blogs

I found the fabric district in Paris listed on an expat’s blog. Montmartre in the 18e. Haven’t yet found anything similar in Avingnon but I’m sure I’ll find something. There’s a piece of Provençale fabric with my name on it…

The Addams Family Sewing Class

Project Runway meets Addams Family. Last night I dreamed that I was taking a Project Runway style class from the granddaughter of Morticia Addams (her name was Maura in the dream). And we were deconstructing and reconstructing jackets. I paraded…

fall snuck up on me

First it’s 89 degrees, and the next week I had to layer a top over a nursing tee. Which really frustrated the baby, she tried to latch on over the nursing tank since I was fiddling with layers too long…

The workstation

Hubby built me a sewing workstation and it’s incredible. Really incredible. I could really create on this! My machine sits recessed (we opted to not use a lift, as the machine must then be screwed down to it) on a…

de nimes

Mom and I were headed to a children’s second hand store (closed on Sundays) and found a new secondhand boutique that *just* opened up. I tried on a super chic cropped velvet jacket that was elegant – but very impractical…