Summer is a short season here so summertime sewing projects are typically all about quick and easy and are often simple things like t-shirts. Can't take too long to finish a project or you'll run out of summer in which wear it, which is what happened a while back with my first project from the Alabama Stitch Book. This re-purposed t-shirt corset looks simple enough, right? Well, simple maybe, but not quick.Read More
Here are my test swatches of the two newest fabrics offered by Spoonflower!
First up is a print from a new collection that I'm currently working on. (More sneak peeks coming soon!) It's in the Performance Pique fabric, which is a breathable, wicking knit with 50% horizontal stretch and good recovery even though it's 100% polyester without any lycra spandex. It has a fine pique texture and is perfect for workout tops, but also works well for other knit top styles and casual dresses.Read More
My sister has been managing the monumental downsizing and moving process for my parents throughout this past year. Earlier this spring, I spent a week in Virginia helping her, mainly sorting through personal things, which included my mother's very full sewing room. My sister had already done most of the work in the rest of the house, going through closets and storage areas and had assembled a box of "Elizabeth's Stuff", which she had waiting for me when I arrived.Read More
Just as Ready-To-Wear usually doesn't fit me perfectly "off-the-rack", sewing patterns also don't fit perfectly "out of the envelope”. This is true for most of us. I alter most patterns that I use, at least a bit, to get a custom fit. And getting a custom fit is one reason I like to sew clothes for myself!Read More