Hello Everyone! At the start of the New Year I’m moving over to a fun new blog called Denver Sews. There are some amazing and talented seamstresses, writers and just all around lovely ladies who love to sew and blog about it. I hope you join us and follow along. I loved writing for my own little blog and loved meeting fantastic bloggers and seamstresses over the time I was here. I plan on taking all the fantastic blogs I found over to our new blog and will continue to learn and grow from you and this amazing blogosphere!
Happy New Year and Happy Sewing!
Jill (aka Jilly)
I downloaded the free Tessuti knit top, this was my first downloaded pattern. And, a perfect choice too. The knit blouse/tunic pattern was easy to sew and I now know why all the raves for this top. I love it and can image myself making this in several versions. The only thing I added was about 3 inches to the sleeves. It sewed up very fast. I had enough fabric left over to make a knit skirt as well. The fabric came from JoAnn’s. I want to get the Tessuti dress pattern as well. The download/sewing pattern had 15 pages and came with no directions, so if you are new to sewing or downloads you might need a bit of help but it seems pretty self-explanatory. I may just be a convert to download/patterns yet. Here are some photos of my rendition. Continue reading
Vogue OOP 7405
However, this being my first wrap dress I’m not totally convinced these are the universal dress every fashion editor makes them out to be. This one is extremely hugging at every bump and curve. It tends to droop, so I’m constantly futzing with it. I tied it rather tight at work and it felt a bit restraining. The fabric was very soft and it did feel like wearing pajamas which isn’t a bad thing. I don’t know I’ll need to wear it a few times to see if I want to make another one or maybe try a different knit that isn’t so body conscious. Do you like wrap dresses? Any suggestions? See more of the pattern review and alterations. Continue reading
How would this be in your sewing studio? You can sit on it and store stuff in it as well. Pretty neat. I’ll take 2! From Designer Martin Bjornson.
Yes, this will never happen.
I am so happy to announce that I am now the Web Editor for Sew News magazine. You can find out more here on the magazine and all its sister publications. I am working on the web side of things, lots of social media, blogs, websites, maintenance, CMS etc. I must admit I do feel a bit like the fox in the hen house. I never imagined being surrounded by sewing, knitting and quilting people, books, machines etc and get paid for it. Over the moon…
Remember when?! Me neither.
Surrounded by words at the Museum of Contemporary Art – Denver
Keep Calm and Read On
Looking at my stats over the last few weeks readers from Great Britain have doubled over my native Yanks. So as a way of saying thank you I present an ear worm for your enjoyment – the Sewing Machine Song!
Thanks so much for stopping by where ever you come from!