Black/White & a Little Color for Ellen Harding Baker’s “Solar System Quilt”

Black/White & a Little Color for Ellen Harding Baker’s “Solar System Quilt”

Welcome to my interpretation for this rounds of Style Imitating Art. A Little Background 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 us selects an [...]

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-Mens’ 19th Century Vest

My Sew Sew Life-Mens’ 19th Century Vest

It's time for another maker post. This one is a bit different because it is menswear. We attended an event in September that my husband needed a vest for (well, I decided he needed a vest for). The general dress code was Great Gatsby or Bohemian. I felt this was a pretty general guideline and [...]

My Sew Sew Life-Vitali Babani Spring 1920: Making and Styling

My Sew Sew Life-Vitali Babani Spring 1920: Making and Styling

Hello all, I'm going back in time for this one; Spring 1920. My dress was designed by Vitali Babini for his collection that season. We are very lucky that Folk Wear patterns adapted this dress back in 1993 for their vintage collection. Slightly redesigned and under a different name, it is still in their catalogue! [...]

My Sew Sew Life-One More Summer Dress/McCalls 7562

My Sew Sew Life-One More Summer Dress/McCalls 7562

First of all, happy National Sewing Month to all you creatives out there! I’m closing out my "official" summer sewing with a dress from McCalls 7562 that I made in August for my youngest daughter, Rachelle. She now has it, but for this post, I'm modeling it. She bought the pattern a couple of years [...]

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 [...]