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 [...]

Embroidered Tunic for Ellen Terry as Lady McBeth by John Singer Sargent

Embroidered Tunic for Ellen Terry as Lady McBeth by John Singer Sargent

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 [...]

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 [...]

SIA-Dining Room in the Country-Roundup

SIA-Dining Room in the Country-Roundup

Hello and welcome to a Style Imitating Art roundup featuring all of you who submitted ideas for this round’s art inspiration. What Is 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 [...]

Red Paisley and Various Tops for Bonnard’s

Red Paisley and Various Tops for Bonnard’s

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 us selects an inspiration image and we each post the image on our [...]