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
Ya, I’ve been away for awhile. I miss blogging. I finally got a little free time and decided to update my wardrobe and whip off a little blog post to get back into the swing of things. Maybe reading Advanced Style got me fired up. Looking at all those grandma’s rockin’ their style made me look at my own wardrobe and how I can spice it up. I am in a deep frumpy rut and need a forklift to get me out. I love the A-line and have made many. But, it’s all looking a little too dowdy. Here is a before and after. What do you think?
All I did was take up the hem and taper it more at the hip to hem. Do you have any ideas for de-frumping the wardrobe?
New Look 6025
One of my favorite blogs is The Perfect Nose. The Nose is responsible for my new addiction to tunics She makes them in wonderful fabrics and always looks so chic and effortless while drinking Midori’s that well, I had to try it. Plus, they are a breeze to make. This one has a few issues. It is a bit expansive across the chest and falls off my shoulders in an annoying way. Continue reading
I had no idea there was this was going on; button collecting! The Colorado State Button Society puts on a button show every year. There are juried competitions and of course dealers and collectors go to buy. There are classes, lectures and workshops too. And, oh all the buttons. Beautiful buttons, everywhere. Old ones,very old ones, Bake-lite, glass, buttons from Germany, China, Egypt. The most expensive I saw was almost 2000.00. The cheapest was a quarter. That’s the bin I was in. Continue reading
Girl can pose!
Last night I had the opportunity to see Conversation With Edith Head a one woman show starring Susan Claassen. This is a wonderful look into the world and mind of Edith Head. And, for a 90 minute play with no intermission time really flew. Continue reading