I have gradually become a fan of leggings. At first, I was happy with black and brown ones. Then I added a couple of patterned ones. Of course, the fabric store had some gorgeous knits that were crying out to be leggings. I wanted quick and easy sewing patterns. I subscribe to Ottobre design so … Continue reading Quick and Easy Sewing Patterns from Ottobre Design Woman
In December I moved into my new place (Downsizing: I did it ...so can you). Since then I have planned some improvements. I painted the upstairs but due to the rule that Gillie does not do ladders unsupervised (vertigo), I had a painter do the stairwell and downstairs. While I was preparing for her I … Continue reading Easy Fireplace Mantle Upgrade – Blah to Beautiful!
I had hoped to be sharing finished items for my fall wardrobe, but things have gotten in the way. Instead, I thought I'd share one of my favorite things to do: Daydreaming with fabric and patterns. One of the places I visit, if I can when I visit the Chicago area is Vogue fabrics. This … Continue reading Fall Wardrobe Planning – in the sewing room.
I undertook a quick project to dress up some car seat covers. This easy machine embroidered monogram was fun and makes these inexpensive seat covers look very customized. This summer had been a rollercoaster. I still have not sold my house. 2 flakey buyers. The last couple of weeks there have been showings every day … Continue reading Fun, Easy Machine Embroidered Monogram for Your Car
The smartphone video feature can be a powerful tool for Sewists and Fashionistas. I read a lot! I mean a lot!! To my shame and regret, I don't keep track of books, short stories, authors and when I might have read them. I devour books, particularly mysteries and science fiction. The other day my son and … Continue reading How to make your smartphone your fashion assistant to perfect your look.