Got the 2 rolls of basic-black-and-white rayon binding a week ago, but didn’t feel up to tackling the seam binding issue until today. Read through Lilac and Lace’s excellent tutorial again, decided to use her first method, and without further thought went straight for the pockets.
Here are the buttons I found for the skirt. I like the button on a point rather than a side, as the pocket is set on the diagonal. (Click any of the photos to go to the full screen slide show, then Escape or click the x in upper left corner to come back here.) … Continue reading transitional green skirt ~ buttons→
Too late to post progress last night on this… but the problem-in-cutting fabric is going together very easily. (Aside from the usual 1 pocket piece sewn in backwards – more seam letting.) Fabric is weaseling like crazy — see all those loose threads — so will have to zigzag all seams, and started last evening. … Continue reading green transitional skirt→
I’ve met another sewer today, and she’s local. Happy New Year ! We started out with my hat – remember the green fleece? Yep. I’m still wearing it. Nothing keeps me warmer! The pattern is Folkwear’s Metropolitan Hat #269. I’m dedicating this post to you, Ms. V, in answer to your questions (and a couple … Continue reading q & a: circle skirts→
My spring break felt shortened and diminished due to some bad weather, silly politics, and general ickiness. Hope all you Lovely Readers had wonderful weather, lots of good things to eat and wear, and were able to enjoy Life a bit. I decided to take as much of last week as possible to make up … Continue reading catching up on puttering→
VOGUE 8750 Making the green skirt, middle right. Answering a 2012 post, Kerri wrote: “. . . I’ll be interested to see how it fits when you’re finished.” With my apologies, I’m finally getting back to you, Kerri! click to go to enlarged photos & captions, and places to comment on a photo
Saturday I wore the blue up-cycled first version of Colette’s Sorbetto pattern to lift my spirits a bit, and do a casual wear test. It failed. Will give it another try, this time with a pin to close up the neckline, which was so big it kept sliding off my shoulders. Why I didn’t noticed … Continue reading . . . catching up . . .→
Autumn’s arrived, and it was time to go through clothes stashed away a year ago, dig out boots, start piles for mending (already hemmed 2 skirts), and charity shops, etc. Time away from real sewing. 😉 Have view B of Vogue 2637 (1991) cut and ready to zip up. Also have a new pattern (Vogue … Continue reading so far this week→
Have been in alternatively quite different states of mind lately, ogling through the Simplicity Sewing Books received in the mail (more about them later), trying to think 20s instead of 30s a la Downton, and discovering in the light of day that the 2 buttons for the transitional green skirt (currently in the wash before … Continue reading bits n bobs→
Ever pursue sleep only to have vivid projects pop up instead of sleepy sheep?
Working on the transitional green skirt must have put wheels in motion without my realizing. You know there are plenty of UFOs lying around here! But those are summer-related, and Autumn’s starting — it’s already almost the middle of September!
~ Rather than waste possible inspiration, yours truly got up & dragged out a solid green silk that’s been hibernating in The Stash for several years.
~ Then, from the bottom of The Pile On The Sewing Table came a blue & green paisley piece contemplated last Spring.
~ Just for spice, I dragged out a blue Banana Republic skirt that needs its nonexistent hem lowered.