A new chapter in my button down summer escapades is this redesigned Vogue Patterns V8577. I wanted to give the bodice from my first version another try, but with a different skirt. So I took out my skirt block, and drafted a straight skirt to pair with the original waist band and bodice. I’ve mentioned…… Continue reading A new style for the V8577
This #v8577 pattern is among the series of “Very Easy Vogue” patterns, but somehow I spent weeks on it. I’d had my eye on it for a while, perhaps since my first year sewing when Vogue patterns seemed impossible, and I finally jumped into it. In theory, it was nothing difficult, but it still hung…… Continue reading Sewing the V8577
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
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
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
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!
Hello everyone! I started this blog almost a year ago. My goal was to create a space which would complement the sewing conversations I have on Instagram, and to document my handmade projects. I’m glad to say that the blog has worked for this purpose, but on the other hand, I’ve not updated in a…… Continue reading Blog updates and name change