My first Vintage Pledge: Sewing from 1978

I’ve been playing along with Stitching Odyssey’s #VPjuly, a two-week photo challenge dedicated to vintage sewing. It came at a good time for me because my vintage pattern stack had been growing, but without any project to show for it. So, I took the #Vpjuly as an opportunity to make and follow through on a…… Continue reading My first Vintage Pledge: Sewing from 1978

Basics sewing and flutter sleeve tees

I’ve been looking for ways to have comfy easy items I can mix and match with other handmade clothes, so last weekend, I kept did some serious basics sewing. I’ve mentioned that t-shirt sewing isn’t my favorite, but since it’s a serious part of my doctoral student wardrobe, I wear them a lot lately. Plus, because…… Continue reading Basics sewing and flutter sleeve tees

V9182 meets Atelier Brunette’s Garance

I’ve been hoarding this fabric for so long, I could hardly imagine it elsewhere than my closet, neatly folded (sort of neatly folded), waiting for me to check in on it regularly.  It’s one of Atelier Brunette’s famed cotton lawn fabrics, Garance. Now, I didn’t know this when I bought it two years ago, only…… Continue reading V9182 meets Atelier Brunette’s Garance

V9182: Take one and two!

Because I’m the type of home sewists who learned as an adult, as opposed to with family members, the independent sewing pattern scene was always my go-to. These patterns were easily accessible, often packaged in an extremely user-friendly format, and came with all sorts of online bells and whistles; online tutorials, you-tube videos, testimonials, etc.…… Continue reading V9182: Take one and two!