Monthly Archives: January 2014

My favorite pair of jeans: mended!

On Friday I posted about finding a hole in my favorite pair of jeans (and really the only ones that fit.)  I had already started scheming to sew my own pair of jeans, and then I got some great comments explaining how the hole can be repaired. Seriously, people, I didn’t even know that was […]

Uh oh…..

So, I started the Ready-To-Wear fast with gusto!!!  I spent the morning of New Year’s Day doing some much neglected mending. Thursday morning, I needed to go to work for a few hours.  I don’t work in an environment where I need to dress up all the time (I would call it “business casual” with […]

First “make” of 2014

As I said in my New Year’s Day post, I have joined Goodbye Valentino‘s ready-to-wear (RTW) fast for 2014. To recap, that means: no purchasing ready-to-wear clothing for an entire year. I’ll wear what I already have, or what I can sew. (Undergarments, socks, & shoes are allowed.) For the quick win:  I decided to […]

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year to all! So much to report….  I’ll start with some updates…. my beloved Pfaff sewing machine is repaired and working wonderfully.  I have been making progress on my second Minoru, an olive ripstop cotton version with flannel interlining.  Almost done!  I was totally immobilized by the patch pockets, but I finally got […]