Posts filed in Sewing

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 »


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 »

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 »

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 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 »