Monthly Archives: September 2013
Last spring I made my first coat – Sewaholic’s Minoru. There were some snafus, but the instructions were great. Together with the sewalong still on Tasia’s blog, I was able to work my way through this… I’ve worn it a TON and gotten a lot of compliments. This fall, I’d like a heavier coat, […]
Before I was crafty, I cooked a lot. One thing that you learn – when cooking something like soup, always taste and add seasoning as you go. Don’t just follow the recipe and add it all at the end. This is a skill that is transferrable to sewing, but unfortunately I didn’t realize it until […]
I’m working diligently on a self-drafted, knee length pencil skirt…. Using Helen Armstrong’s text (the 1987 version) on pattern making, I took my own measurements last weekend and spent some time creating a skirt sloper. Yes, I’m weird. I find math and drafting to be relaxing….. About 6 months ago, I bought this amazing red […]
As a child, I have vivid memories of my mom packing for our family vacations, or helping us get organized for summer camp. Mom always had a very peculiar way of making packing lists – specifically, illustrating her packing lists with small drawings to represent each item….. Mom’s packing list for a trip…. This “method” […]
I’ve had the pegboard and accessories sitting in the garage for months. Little did I know how easy it would be to install…. The organization is a work-in-progress, so I’ll be adjusting as I sew this fall, but so far: I’m thrilled!
Autumn is by far my favorite season – I love the weather and the colors, wearing warmer clothes, the start of school….. I’ve been wanting to start some autumn sewing. I pulled out the stash fabrics that seem “autumn-like” to me and I have a WAAAYYY more than I can sew in the next few […]
I returned to this scarf I started weaving months and months ago – I really want to get it off of the loom so that I can get another project started. I’m somewhat bored with this at this point, and I’m trying to power through, but the warp threads keep breaking….. (You can see a […]