Posts by Tasha

Finished project: Blenders blouse

I finally got photos of my first sewing project of 2011. It was a project I started last year. In fact, it was the last sewing project I touched last year. I am now not 100% sure why I tossed it to the side, but I know one reason was… read more »

Wisconsin weekend

As I said yesterday, we went to Wisconsin for the weekend. Really just one night, but it’s amazing how rejuvenating even a 24-hour mini-trip can be. Little local weekend adventures are some of my favorite things to do. We went up with two of our friends to the Milwaukee Public… read more »

One step closer

We got home this afternoon, having had a wonderful brief trip to Wisconsin with our friends. I’ll be posting photos tomorrow because—yay!—I have the day off work. In the meantime, I thought I’d post the fabrics I’m considering for my current blouse. After my epiphany earlier in the week, I… read more »

1940s pigtail loop braids

First off, let me send a huge thank you out to DeluxeVille for the blog plug yesterday! I was tickled pink and totally flattered. Her house is just so inspiring and dreamy for a lover of mid-century modern. So a warm welcome to any new blog readers who have found… read more »

More sewing with pets

Okay, what are my pets trying to tell me this week?! First it was Pia and the muslin, now it’s Dinah and the sewing machine. Apparently she, too, is eager to find out how the collar will work out on my muslin (see previous post). I just sat down to… read more »

Stick-to-it-ness

Yesterday evening I sat down to actually begin work on the muslin for my vintage blouse. I figured out the front gathers on the shoulder pretty easily, sewed up the shoulders and the sides… and then spent about the next 2 or 3 hours reading two paragraphs of my pattern.… read more »

uniform sewing

This afternoon, I sat down to make a muslin. I admit that I’m really not a big fan of doing them anymore than I’m a fan of knitting a gauge swatch. But like in knitting, I know when I need to do one and when I don’t. This weekend I… read more »

Non sequiturs: Pasta sauce and business casual

I was initially planning to post today about the wonderful, amazing dinner that I cooked for us last night. For the first time, I made my mom’s Italian pasta sauce recipe, which is probably very close to my grandma’s recipe, which in turn is probably similar to my great grandmother’s… read more »

Pin basting a sleeve in a vintage sewing pattern

Yesterday afternoon I picked back up a sewing project that I had abandoned last Fall. I didn’t do a lot of sewing last year, and I know that’s due in large part to being an on again, off again sewist over the years, even though last year I was really… read more »

Happy New Year

I guess you could say it’s been awhile since I’ve felt like blogging. Nothing happened, I just kept putting off posting photos from our Fall trip to Ireland and I turned around and bim, bam, boom! Suddenly it’s 2011. Happy New Year! While the holiday season has only just finished… read more »

Ireland and Mildred Pierce

I haven’t posted in awhile because I haven’t had anything fun and finished to show off. I did indeed finish the top I wrote about in my last post, however the days I wore it were so ungodly hot and sweaty there was no chance of getting a decent photograph… read more »

Invisible zipper triumph

I’ve been procrastinating on the blouse project I mentioned in my last post. I’m working on a slightly modified version of one of the tops in the vintage pattern Simplicity 3963. Just a simple little shell. I’m really trying to expand my sewing skills, so I decided I’d use this… read more »

Hello, world!

How nice to see you again. Yes that’s right, I’ve started up a new blog. I tired of redhotknitter.com about a year ago for no particular reason, so I wanted to give it a go with a new start that focuses on all of my interests, not just knitting (though… read more »