Snapshots from a Lifelong Journey

Lately I lost a bit of motivation for this sewing blog.  It feels as if there is really not that much one can say about making comfy winter clothes, but be assured, my daughter and I are still thoroughly enjoying the output, even if I do not write volumes about it! Here are the most … Continue reading Snapshots from a Lifelong Journey

Grey Areas

Not much happened on the PR Pattern Stash Contest Front, I am afraid.  I finished two items and the third has been on the sewing table for two weeks...mostly because disaster struck. The geyser of our home burst.  It used to be built in behind an oak closet in the spare room. The closet and … Continue reading Grey Areas

Art Nouveau Ladies and Vintage Sugar and Lace

  Sewing is progressing slowly in this house: occasionally stuff happens, it just does not get photographed.  Some fabric for The Daughter's Sudoko Grid for her winter school wardrobe got "re-deployed" elsewhere.  In the process I started ANOTHER Sudoku grid for a "Performance Wardrobe" for her Jazz gigs.  More about that later. This jacket/coat is … Continue reading Art Nouveau Ladies and Vintage Sugar and Lace

Vogue 8729: Bodice with Shadow-sweetheart Neckline Modification

Making steady progress, let me just say we can call this one: "It Is All About The BASTE." I have never basted so much and so carefully on any project EVER! And let me also just say: yesterday we went shoe-shopping. (Unsuccessfully so far.). In the shops it felt like every second dress had a … Continue reading Vogue 8729: Bodice with Shadow-sweetheart Neckline Modification