The DESIGNIN' DECEMBER Sewing Challenge is FIVE years old! I wonder how much that is in cat years? 🙂 This will be the 5th year that I have been sizing up all the fashions in the stores, magazines, online or on the runway. All the while thinking ... "Why buy when you can make it… Continue reading Designin’ December 2020!
I am still finishing off replacing some of my casual wear. One of the summer tops I am making is the "Old Mexico Dress/Top" from Folkwear. I won this pattern on IG through the @sewover50 giveaway #so50sewalong. Love @sewover50, you should check it out! My sewing partner @auntie_pauwa_sews won the same pattern and finished her's… Continue reading Time for tops! The Folkwear Old Mexico Dress
It appears that the past months of working remotely at home, in casual clothes, has worn out the limited Collection of Casual Clothes I had in my closet! Since I have been on a #RTWfast since 2015, I am going to remedy this by putting aside my bag making and bag pattern designing, temporarily, and… Continue reading Time for Tops!
... it's rather a frustrating story ... but first, let's start with some sewing chit chat! At the beginning of this year, I told myself I would do ALL my mending and sewing repairs and finish those UFO's, before I started a new project. I did pretty well! I must admit that it took a… Continue reading The “demise” of Dolly …
My Designin' December me-made Copy is finished! I decided long ago to copy this Designer Original ... an Oscar de la Renta, Fall 2018.I did notice that it had these strange looking tied-on sleeves and decided those would be a work place hazard for me! I did like the length of the sleeves and the… Continue reading My Designin’ December me-made Copy!
I bought this pattern, McCall's M7390, a while ago and have waited all this time to find a striped fabric that would work. I did find a 100% linen with wide uneven stripes which I liked, but when the sales person measured it up, there was only 1.4 m left on the bolt. My pattern… Continue reading McCall’s M7390 – I sort of like it.