Two for Jazz Stories: Mama Can Sing, Papa Can Blow#1:Somebody Stole My Broken Heart

Two for Jazz Stories: Mama Can Sing, Papa Can Blow#1:Somebody Stole My Broken Heart

Hello and welcome to my interpretations of this edition of the SIA challenge. About Style Imitating Art Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of [...]

My Sew-Sew Life/The Smith Pinafore by Liz Haywood

My Sew-Sew Life/The Smith Pinafore by Liz Haywood

Lately I’ve been very interested in zero and low waste patterns. One designer that I've been really wanting to make is Liz Haywood. She has come up with some really ingenious ideas over the years and I just made my first one! It is The Smith Pinafore Dress; a low waste pattern. Here in the [...]

My Sew-Sew Life/A Simple Asymmetrical Tunic

My Sew-Sew Life/A Simple Asymmetrical Tunic

Last summer, during a fabric stash rearranging, a Burda pattern fell out of some green and black polka dot rayon. What? I didn't remember I had this pattern! It was Burda 7340, a simple (which means easy to sew) asymmetrical top. This pattern is no longer printed and if, at one time, I was going [...]

My Sew-Sew Life-New Floral Spring Dress

My Sew-Sew Life-New Floral Spring Dress

New Dress The Pattern A while back (pre-Covid), I wanted a new dress for a special event at a botanical garden which combined flowers and fashion. Looking though my pattern stash, I settled on Vogue 1348, a design by Tom and Linda Platt. Purchased ages ago in case I would need the perfect dress for [...]

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 [...]

Spinning a Yarn-New Cardi Knitted in My “Rows of Many Colors” Technique

Spinning a Yarn-New Cardi Knitted in My “Rows of Many Colors” Technique

One of my first finished projects during last Spring’s Covid lock-down was a long cardigan that I knitted in my Rows of Many Colors (ROMC) technique. Started in September 2019, I finally finished it sometime in mid April. This had been a long anticipated design. After coming up with the this technique about eleven years [...]