I focusing on sewing wardrobe basics - those pieces that will go with anything in the closet. This is the first piece in a set of coordinates.
Does anyone else feel overwhelmed by the sewing resources they've collected? Books, magazines, tv shows, blogs, vlogs, webpages ... it's impossible to keep track! When we moved last summer I ditched (not to the landfill - all were donated!) about a hundred magazines plus a couple of boxes of books and instructional info from sewing [...]
This post is shared in conjunction with Fabric Mart Fabric's Fabricista blog. Until March 10, 2020, I worked in an office five days a week. And although my employer had a casual dress code, there was still a work 'uniform' which for me was a dress, trousers or skirt, a 'business-appropriate' top, and a jacket [...]
Like many people with curves, I struggle to find button-down shirts that work for my body. If the placket doesn't gape then it's a shapeless sack. If it has any shape then the placket gapes. My last experience with Cashmerette convinced me that I need to take a closer look at their patterns so I [...]
A couple of years ago I bought the Craftsy class on industry sewing secrets ("Sew Better Sew Faster") taught by Janet Pray. The class came with the Jacket Express pattern from Islander Sewing Systems. I didn't watch the class and just filed the pattern away. My Bespoke PJs got me into Round 2 of the [...]