July 22, 2011

Fall 2011. Plotting, inspiration and color

Morning uniloops! You fierce mythical beasts and stand-ins for D-rings. I’ve been waiting ALL DAY to call you uniloops! Yesterday at the shop Drew, the owners […]
October 12, 2010

Custom belts and buttons. Better than a tie belt!

I am nothing if not an instant gratification girl. I will spend two days researching how to order something online, rather than driving to the nearest […]
September 15, 2010

Take a deep breath and PLAN!

We’re getting ready for an end of the season garage sale. While rooting around in my bedroom, looking for things to include in the sale, I […]
September 7, 2010

Full circle skirt, served three ways…

Fifties fever is part of my fall wardrobe plan and I’ve finally finished my version of the menswear-fabric full-circle skirt and bustier look that’s popping up […]
September 4, 2010

Self-Stitched September – Day 3… a mix and match. More mix than match.

The day 3 outfit was a hangin’ out at home and doing errands and going to the doctor outfit. I’m not sure it was quite working […]
September 2, 2010

Self Stitched September Day 1 – the wheels are coming off the bus

Well! Self-stitched September started off with a bang! I actually spent a majority of my day in what could be loosely termed as ‘refashioned’ clothes – alas, […]
August 24, 2010

The final pants muslin. Fashion fabric cleared for cutting.

One more muslin and a few more changes and I think I’m ready to start on my first real trousers not made from bedsheets! Here’s the […]
August 23, 2010

The second pants muslin – amazing what an eighth of an inch can do!

I finished the second muslin for my trousers yesterday – it was actually the FIRST muslin of Simplicity 2562, after having tried out Butterick 5221. I’ve […]
August 22, 2010

I really, really don’t want to do this… making my first pair of pants…

OK. This is the part of the fall wardrobe I’ve been dreading. Pants. I’ve tried making pants and shorts a few times and haven’t come up […]
August 20, 2010

Finally finished! The fitted shirt (Butterick 5333)

Well, this seems almost like a let-down after all the muslins, but the fitted shirt from Butterick 5333 is finally complete! And I love it!! Putting […]