My Sew Sew Life: Adapting a Paperbag Pants Pattern

My Sew Sew Life: Adapting a Paperbag Pants Pattern

Hello everyone and welcome! Today, I’m going to talk about my latest make, which is a pair of grey Paperbag pants. I didn’t have a pair of dark grey pants of any sort and decided it was time to make some. Pantone’s 2021 colors of the year spurred me on to get it done. I’ve [...]

My Sew Sew Life-One Yard of Black and Red Flannel & Zero Waste

My Sew Sew Life-One Yard of Black and Red Flannel & Zero Waste

Four or five years ago I purchased one yard of red and black plaid flannel. My aim was to sew some type of garment for Dylan, our Mountain Feist dog. He's a short hair dog and in the winter gets cold (he does have a few sweaters). But mainly, I though he would just look [...]

Style Wise-One Asymmetrical Story

Style Wise-One Asymmetrical Story

I realized that my last three posts on this blog had something in common. They all featured asymmetrical styles. It finally hit me that this is a line that I seem to gravitate towards when it comes to style. Hence, this style story was born. What Is Asymmetrical? In the most simple terms, asymmetrical is [...]

My Sew-Sew Life: Tom & Linda Platt’s Dress, Vogue Pattern 1348, for Style Imitating Art

My Sew-Sew Life: Tom & Linda Platt’s Dress, Vogue Pattern 1348, for Style Imitating Art

It's time for another Style Imitating Art entry. The challenge art work for this round is curated by Kim of Fierce Fashion. She has picked Bouquet of Wild Flowers by Odilon Redin, a member of the 19th century French avant-garde art movement. Bouquet of Wild FlowersOdilon RedonDate: c.1900Style: Realism, SymbolismGenre: flower paintingMedia: oil, canvas My [...]

My Sew Sew Life-It’s Fall So Time To Make a New Summer Top!

My Sew Sew Life-It’s Fall So Time To Make a New Summer Top!

It seems, when it comes to sewing, seasons just don’t mean too much to me. Today is a sewing story about my new sleeveless top that I made using McCall 5779. Ideas for this top started when I acquired two special pieces of silk about three years ago, which I will talk about a little [...]

Spinning a Yarn: My Organic Cotton Hand-Knitted Twin Set for Style Imitates Art

Spinning a Yarn: My Organic Cotton Hand-Knitted Twin Set for Style Imitates Art

Hi Everyone, This is a spontaneous and unplanned post. I participate in a newly discovered challenge (on my part) that is spearheaded Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks, Kim of Fierce Fashion, and Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey. Twice a month they they take turns picking a work of art or a piece of [...]