Completed at Last! — The Covid 19 Blazer

Completed at Last! — The Covid 19 Blazer

Did you, faithful blog followers, give up on this? Was this going to be the UFO of the pandemic? Truth be told, I totally ran out of steam on this project. Maybe you've been there? As many of you know, I love sewing for a special occasion. One of my nephews was going to be [...]

The Toile de Jouy Jacket

The Toile de Jouy Jacket

It's finally finished! My interpretation of a Christian Dior toile jacket that's featured in Kim Jones' collection for Spring / Summer 2019. I've affectionately dubbed mine the "Too Poor for Dior" jacket. For the record, here's the original. I die! The matching is perfect. If you look closely you can just make out the pocket [...]

Patterns? We don’t need no stinkin’ patterns!

This post is all about "collar insanity".  I never dreamed the collar would be completely handsewn and created "on the fly".  Here goes.  Hold on.   Only the undercollar pattern is used.  The seam allowances are trimmed off and a piece of bias cut French canvas is attached to one side.  I used a fusible from [...]