Thank you so much for linking up to last week’s Sew + Show link party! Petit Bout de Chou delivered the most clicked item. Again ;-). I love this dress in vintage fabric with Origami Path pleats (here is the tutorial)! Next was an incredibly cute dress by another Sew + Show regular – Sylvia from Lily and Woody. […]read more
The upcoming Decades of Style Arches Skirt sew along is just around the corner, but there is still plenty of time to get the pattern if you would like to join along. And, the good news is that Sew News is having a 1 day sale of 15% off!!!!! Use the cod…read more
I think I’ve had turquoise on the brain for months now because of Elsa. One result of this is that I bought a lovely white bra kit from Grey’s with the intention of dyeing it and then decided on turquoise. Shocker. It was a really interesting experiment though and I’m pretty excited about repeating it! […]read more
During the month of March, we participated in a photo challenge on Instagram. This challenge was put forth by The Daily Seam. The Daily Seam is a group of sewing bloggers who share tips, tutorials, patterns and knowledge! The challenge was to take a sewing related photo related to the theme for the day. Today […]
Flying in the face of quilt show norms seems to be very attractive to me…. or maybe it’s because I can play with my best pal, the Sewline Glue Pen, that’s firing me up? Either way, I’m making quick progress on the Frankly, Hank quilt and steaming through glue pen refills. At Festival this year […]read more
“The Facebook fan page feels like a podium,” says Jen Hagedorn. “It works for sending one-way messages about new patterns or sales, but it’s impersonal and can feel kind of spammy. The Facebook group, on the other hand, feels like a sewing circle.” Jen started a private Facebook group for her pattern company, Tie…
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Today I’m joining the It’s a Small World (blog tour) After All to show you a little bit of Rae‘s new fabric line for Cloud 9, Small World. It’s here, it’s great, and it’s corduroy! Corduroy makes such a wonderful garment fabric, but the selection of prints has always been pretty dismal. Until now! It’s […]read more
I’ve been loving the amazing Spring weather in Tiburon and SF… it’s time to bring out the sandals! These by Vince at Nordstrom are both comfortable and modern. Plus they’re made in Italy (unfortunately the same can’t be said for some of the more expensive brands!). And after my experience with their amazing sneakers, I convinced […]read more
Ok, I think we have found some inspiration here! Check out this bodice: Am I crazy? Is this special? Am I just shoe dazzled? Yes, please. Pattern placement making me very inspired! This tailored retro uniformy thing is really working for me! Anyone else? Look. At. This.Coat! Squint in at this little hip detail! Even […]read more
I didn’t expect Philadelphia to have a garment district when I moved almost 5 years ago, and was pleasantly surprised when I found out about Fabric Row. Located on 4th street between South Street and Catherine Street, it was a thriving, busy street during the early 20th century where vendors and merchants bought the best fabrics. Even though it’s not what it used to be and it’s no where near the size of NYC’s Garment District, but there are good quality stores that are second, third, and fourth generation family businesses. So, I rounded up my favorites! This guide covers mostly Fabric Row as there is not much elsewhere. I also included places to grab lunch, dinner, coffee or a treat along the way! FABRICs + NOTIONS Maxie’s Daughter 724 South 4th Street http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~plavchan/maxiesdaughter/ A family run business, Maxie’s Daughter used to be located in Philly’s Italian Market and was originally named Max Wilk Fabrics. Now run by Eric Trobman and his family, it was his grandfather, Max who immigrated from Russia and started the shop by renting a pushcart and folding scrap fabric neatly to get people to buy. When Wilk passed away in the early 1990s, his daughter, Beverly Trobman, took over. Three years later, she relocated to Fabric Row and renamed the store. The store is in the same location, which you can’t miss because of the giant mural on the side of the building. The right half of the store is dedicated to upholstery and drapery fabrics while the left side is dedicated to fashion fabric. Be prepared to hear family-style bickering between the staff. They are family after all! “Irving, can you help this young lady?”, “Irving, will you put this back?”, “Irving…. Irving… Irving…” It will only take a couple minutes to realize that one, Irving does a lot…
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I wore this dress frequently throughout my pregnancy, it was flattering and very very comfortable. It was great for the winter and now it is carrying through to the spring quite nicely. I would pop on thick long sweater and wool hat with my suede booties for a more dressy cold weather look or Iread more
This is the Seashore Dress, Top, & Tunic pattern by Gracious Threads. Here’s my review! I’m obsessed with Gracious Threads patterns. I own the Seena Dolman Tee in girls and womens sizes; and the Lazy Day Lounge Pants (which I … Continue reading →
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This was one of those Burda moments where I couldn’t find anything I loved in the magazine. I looked and looked and looked. I drank wine and looked. I asked my kids and we all looked. I asked my husband and we looked again. Nothing really called out to me. Most were a little weird, some were just fugly, and a few were okay. I chose one of the okay ones thinking I had the perfect fabric for it. Behold, Dawn the Pirate. ETA: I should have added this is Burda 04-2015 #112. I graded down to a size 34, my typical Burda size.
I tried it with a belt and without. The sleeves seem too short too. Not only does this thing have big arms and extra fabric, it has four, yes FOUR, large pleats sewn into the shoulders to make it even more voluminous. YAY!
Arrrrrrrrrrrrr, you win some, you lose some. I DO love this fabric though, so I may try to refashion it into something. I got it from FabricMart a while back. It’s a poly blend something. I really do like the colors.
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Warning: The horse puns are dire and predictable and don’t get any better, I’m afraid.We check in on Art’s workout and this time he’s off for a hill climb and burning some mad post-run calories with his intense gaze into the distance thinking about the…read more