Posts filed in Sewing

Made and Making No. 3

Happy Friday! I didn’t have much creative time this week, but I did finish off one sewing project and start another. Could I finally be on a roll? {all images link to Flickr for full size} Clockwise from upper left 1. My latest sewing project. I’ve been thinking the last… read more »

Finished project: bias-cut green skirt

I have a new favorite skirt! Okay yes, it’s not that exciting. But I’ve needed at least one (okay several) good, basic skirt for ages, and finally I sat down to change that. I can’t tell you how many times I look into my closet, pick a blouse, then look… read more »

Made and Making No. 2

Happy Friday! Here’s the second installment of my new Made and Making series. Gosh there’s been a lot of sewing this week, which is very unfortunate for the knitting project I’m really supposed to be working on! {all images link to Flickr for full size} Clockwise from upper left 1.… read more »

Make a hair bow out of 1930s feedsack fabric

Today I’m sharing a tutorial I hope you’ll really enjoy: how to make a hair bow out of vintage feedsack fabric, with instructions to make your own pattern pieces, too. This is what I alluded to in my kickoff Made and Making post on Friday. By the way, thanks for… read more »

Made and Making No.1

Some of my favorite posts in blogland are round-ups of goings on in people’s lives, especially when accompanied by photos. I’ve been meaning to start a weekly series for ages, so I can document all the little things in my own week. Finally I was able to plan it out!… read more »

Finished project: No-more-sewing-slump dress

I mentioned it in my giveaway post (one last day to enter!), but I finished the dress I was working on that finally kicked the sewing slump out of me. Yee haw! This pattern is a 1940s house dress, Simplicity 4660. You can see my copy is in really rough… read more »

Summery sewing patterns giveaway!

Happy Friday! First and foremost, let me say thanks for the encouragement on my tips on getting over a crafting slump. I know I’ve personally kept these tips in mind all week, and I’m pleased to say I just finished up the dress I mentioned in the post (photos soon… read more »

Tips to get over a crafting slump

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about all the wonderful replies to my post a few weeks ago about trying to get my sewing mojo back. I think we all go through little slumps now and then with our various crafts of choice…sewing, knitting, paper crafting, you name it. You… read more »

Getting my sewing mojo back

I’m tired of not sewing! Last autumn, I had so much going on with knitting projects that I sewed very little. And then came the house buying, and the moving, and, well, my sewing machine has been pretty lonely. I kept saying I’d start sewing again once I got my… read more »

Sewing and tucks

Hi everyone! This has continued to be one of those weeks where I struggle with my craft projects. Don’t you just hate weeks like that? I went from not really having time to sew for over a month to trying to work on two projects this week and getting foiled… read more »

Finished project: scalloped collar Pendrell blouse

This weekend I finished up a sewing project, and I’m so excited to reveal it! I started my scalloped collar Pendrell blouse back in early July and got it about 80% complete, then life got in the way and I didn’t pick it back up until this weekend when I… read more »

That’s a wrap

Once of the interesting things I’ve discovered in the relatively short time I’ve been blogging here is that I find myself thinking about my own vintage style more than ever before, including my knitting and sewing. I never really used to contemplate how items would work together in my wardrobe…… read more »

Pretty pearly pins

I have been having an exhausting week at work, the kind where I come home and can only think about crafting in my head and can’t actually bring myself to do anything. However today I worked from home. I think one of the best things about working from home is… read more »

Finished project: New York leaf dress

I’m so happy to report that my dress is complete! Friday afternoon I put the finishing touches on the sundress I started last weekend. I’d been getting increasingly frustrated with sewing lately and finally realized what was bogging me down in several of my abandoned projects: the muslins. I decided… read more »

Little triumphs

I’m so flattered by all the wonderful feedback on my shorts restyle tutorial, thanks everyone! ♥ Lately I rarely seem to do little posts about things, so here’s a break from my usual long-winded style. LOL Yesterday, I spent 4 1/2 hours inserting a lapped zipper into the side seam… read more »

Tutorial: Restyle vintage trousers into shorts

I hope everyone over here in the U.S. had a lovely long holiday weekend. I have lots of things I hope to share with you over the next week or so (including wedding photos!), so I better get crackin’ since it’s already Tuesday, huh? Today I have a little tutorial… read more »

Crafty countdown to VLV

I have been running around like a crazy person in preparation for Viva Las Vegas! But my projects seem to be under control. Remember when I said I wasn’t going to do any other projects specifically for VLV except for my black sleeveless sweater? Neither do I. New jean snap… read more »

Finished project: sleeveless blouse for VLV

First and foremost, I want to thank you all so very much for your congratulations and kind comments on my last post. It’s been overwhelmingly wonderful reading all your supportive comments. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ♥ ♥ ♥ I recently bought a pair of 50s capris… read more »

Treading water

Boy, have I sure felt like I’ve been treading water these last few days! As I sat knitting last night while we watched episode one of the PBS series Jazz (oh how I love Ken Burns documentaries), I literally couldn’t remember what we did on Saturday. Fortunately I recovered quickly.… read more »

I won!!

This is just a pip—I won a big contest! I had a rather crappy day (nothing major, just didn’t sleep well and you know how that affects everything you do all day long), so boy was this a delightful surprise. I actually started jumping up and down when I got… read more »