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
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.
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.
Creating an opera worthy travel wardrobe that fits in my carry on. For that last three years, my son and I have taken a trip to Toronto to enjoy the Canadian Opera Company (COC). This began when my son said he wanted to go to one of the Wagner celebrations where they do a marathon … Continue reading Toronto Weekend Travel Wardrobe. Seamstress Style!
These Threads Magazine Articles are the ones I turn to regularly for superior results. My mother sewed clothes for us until we entered Junior High School. She never mastered pants. I have to say that was the only thing because everything else she made was stunning. I particularly remember a blue velvet dress with a lace collar that … Continue reading My Favorite Threads Magazine Articles for Better Sewing