Congratulations lived4th1..!!!! Please send me an email via the mailbox link under my profile picture so that Jennelle and I can forward you the link for your new book. It's so exciting to be able to give away to a lucky winner a free copy of the book, "The Upcycled T-shirt Book, by Jenelle Montilone. Thank you all for participating in this giveaway, and taking time to consider the impact you could make from your sewing room.
As you can see, it was really a very scientific process. Writing each name was fun because now I'm really beginning to recognize who all you wonderful folks are. I think you all are winners in this case because you already sew for yourselves. But as time goes on, having a better idea and knowing the small things we can do to save on fabric makes our craft that much more appealing. Your creativity for the reuse or up-cycle of old clothes is limitless.
Good afternoon Sew-Fitters, I'm happy to finally share this look with you. By finally, I mean, sit down and type this post. As it seems, for some reason, I am more inclined lately to share on my blog. I feel warm and fuzzy on my blog, with less of the need to keep to a few finely curated words, #hashtag-s or sentences. Here, I can just type uninhibited by limitations. That sorta breaks the flow. Do you feel that way sometimes? Moving on.... This look is one I sewed as part of my wardrobe plans from more than a year ago. Having a nice guiding principle, my own taste, is a good way to determine what to make, and know that whatever it is, will fit my lifestyle. I prefer the Boho and Urban chic look. A little sporty with a whole lot of sassy. I suppose we all are continually improving our wardrobes for the lifestyle we live. However, for me at this time, I love wearing dresses or sporty looks, even if it is with a pair of white chucks or flats. My secret sauce is a good c
Happy Saturday Sew-Fitters, OMG, I am in love with this T-Shirt. My plans really were only to make this pattern for the sewAlong , since I normally use my own sloper/block to create my t-shirts and such. But every pattern has a little something, something to make you feel special. I guess there is always a treat. This pattern, has that oversized 1" v-neck collar band. A little tricky to get right at first, but once you master that front v-neck, you will be happy you took the time to work it out. I used a double top-stitch, on the cover stitch machine and I even managed to turn the corner. I'm still working on that clean finish technique. It's almost like using a double needle to top-stitch, which was a feat in itself. Not all perfect, but remember, I'll never reach my perfection, it's too flawed in and of itself. So in this case, I'll accept the beautiful outcome of my best efforts. Who said I was a master of all....? The pattern called for a minimu
Wrangling in this child for this photoshoot/pattern review, was not as easy as I thought. Since I was sewing a dress for her, I thought she would show up ready and willing to fit and take pictures whenever I wanted. OOOOOhhh....but no!! Going "live" on the internet for review and scrutinizing of her clothes isn't something your average person wants. Everything has to be perfect, her hair, face, nails, mood, weight, and everything else you can think of when presented with the idea of being put on a quasi-chopping block. This model-child doesn't have a problem walking a runway for designers. Neither does she have a problem with self-esteem. However, presented with a "sewing" blog and still shots that are there to be reviewed and analyzed is a game changer for sure. I present to you my review of the Bootstrap Fashions Jersey Dress for Jennifer.....please be considerate and remember this is a HUMAN Child you are dealing with!!!