Mar 31, 2013
Mar 30, 2013
Friends, there's almost always something on the garments I sew that I would do differently.
Rarely, however, do I realize what the something is before I've even finished my project! In the case of my still-not-finished 70's sheet blazer, it's the lining.
Mar 29, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
You knew I was making a jacket to match those pants, right?
Fortunately my double flat sheet is large enough for both garments. Is a double the same as a twin or a queen? Anyway, it is -- well, was -- a big sheet.
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Readers, I'm so excited and honored. Today's post on Sally McGraw's marvelous Already Pretty blog is all about Cathy -- and me, of course.
Do please hop on over and read Sal's interview. It may answer some questions you've had too.
Mar 21, 2013
Readers, I'm in a quandary.
I'm trying to figure out how I want my new gray suit to look and I feel overwhelmed with options. It seems like nowadays any style can work provided you can pull it off. I don't even know what's in fashion any more.
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
I am so tired of social media, I can't begin to tell you.
Wait: is a blog considered social media? I don't even know.
Labels: my life
Mar 18, 2013
A change of HEART -- get it?
Friends, I thought about it, I really did, and I have decided against metallic fabric for the time being. A metallic linen suit would be fabulous, no doubt, and perfect if I had a big event coming up -- say, the Grammy's (that's a joke). I really could use a nice suit, however, and if I'm going to go to all that trouble, I want it to be something I can wear on a regular basis.
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Hi, everybody! I'm Willy.
Peter's post about his Marc Jacobs daisy print taffeta jacket and matching shorts just went live on the Mood Sewing Network site.
Mar 13, 2013
Readers, when I recommend a product on this blog it's because I genuinely use it and like it. So when I say that Collins two-sided Wonder Tape made my life a whole lot easier these last two days, I mean it. Are you familiar with it?
Mar 12, 2013
Greetings, patient readers!
As you can see above, I was alerted to yet another image of that Marc Jacobs daisy print silk gown (actually poly silk -- though it's never stated in these fashion spreads) that so many of you apparently loathe. I just find it a strange fabric choice for a ballgown -- the equivalent of a liver-flavored lollipop.
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
Readers, many of you may know that sewing blogger Lauren Taylor (aka Lladybird) of Nashville is here in New York City this weekend and I am one of the lucky many who got to meet her. Actually, today was our fourth date. We'll find out what happens next at tonight's rose ceremony (hope you get the reference).
Mar 9, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Readers, honestly, is this your kind of thing?
I have always found physical culture -- pumping iron, oiling up your muscles, posing hairless in a thong -- to be a bit of a joke. And it has nearly always been represented that way in pop culture: big beefy muscles = dumb cluck. The stuff of high camp.
Mar 6, 2013
Mar 5, 2013
Mar 4, 2013
Readers, it must be said: there is something about old-fashioned men's underwear that is very alluring. Or is this a minority viewpoint?
Mar 3, 2013
Readers, remember that famous scene in Mark Twain's classic, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," when Tom's Aunt Polly wants Tom to whitewash the picket fence and clever Tom gets the other neighborhood boys to do it by pretending it's the most fun thing in the world?
OMG, that's what I did yesterday with friend and fellow blogger, Suzanne, and she totally fell for it!
Mar 1, 2013
Don't ask me just how it happened, I wish I knew.
I can't believe that it's happened, and yet it's true.
Friends, those immortal words of -- Do you know? -- describe exactly how I feel about this Simplicity 8823 muslin-turned-favorite-project-of-2013 (so far). And Michael likes it too. So much so, in fact, that he wants it. Do I give it to him? That, my friends, will be up to you.