Category «pattern review»

warm heart cold shoulders

Well, I’m still diversifying, but I have to say that I can go a long time without actually having a new garment to show for my trouble! (World’s-smallest-and-fastest-sewalong aside.) But as Miss Lulu reminded me, when I do feel like doing the finishing bits, I will be a lot closer to several completed items all …

turning violet, violet

Remember when, a few weeks ago, I wrote about how I am very nearly the slowest sewist alive, and I embrace that? Well, my friend Antoinette (of TangerineTrees) apparently decided to take that as a challenge. She invited me to the world’s-smallest-and-fastest-sewalong, since she had just acquired the Colette Violet pattern, and it had been …

expedient gladification

Quite a few years ago, I got this slip of paper in a fortune cookie: While I get into this stuff sometimes for fun, in truth I am not superstitious — so in no way did I interpret this as “meant for me.” But regardless, it was incredibly applicable to me, and I loved the …

gold star

Last week, Gail wrote¬†a blog post in which she described a direct correlation between how quickly she photographs a project and how much she likes it. With this project that I completed a few weeks ago, the opposite seems to be true: every time it’s clean, I wear it out without taking pics, so the …

a second time for everything

Allow me to present my favorite garment of 2013 so far! It didn’t take much to beat the first attempt, but I’m happy to say that I quite like this one… and not just by comparison. :-) You may recall that the first time I tried Vogue 8854, I found the fit in the armscye/upper …

let’s call this midway to an FO

Lest you think I have once again stalled out at the good intention stage, I am posting my first go at Vogue 8854, for home and the www’s eyes only. It’s not terrible. Really the biggest issue with this result is, as usual, due to fitting. This probably isn’t a pattern that should produce much …