The big day arrived, and on a perfect spring afternoon I walked my beautiful daughter down the aisle. We both made our clothes for this special day. I, of course, am wearing the suit I made for the occasion. My daughter "reinvented" the Irish linen skirt that her mother wore for our wedding. She lovingly [...]
Category: Liberty of London
Time to Spring Forward!
I'm ready to turn the clock ahead wearing my new Hello Kitty shirt. Ignore all that snow in the background! Spring is right around the corner, and it really felt like it today. Recap: Liberty of London tana lawn and coordinating gingham, in a hack of my TNT buttondown shirt pattern. The Liberty fabric was [...]
More "Kitty" construction
Warning: Shirtmaking geek alert! Purrrring along here in "Hello Kitty" world. With the fronts completed I turn my attention to the back and yoke. I've decided to eliminate the center box pleat at the back, so things are pretty simple here. My plan all along has been to use the gingham as a contrasting inner yoke. [...]
Hello Kitty, getting started
OK, I didn't spend a ton of time and effort deciding how to hack my TNT pattern. No muslin. Basically I just threw some pins in an existing shirt. Like this.... My TNT shirt pattern has very long tails. No way it's ever gonna come untucked! The Hello Kitty shirt, however, is meant to be untucked. [...]
For my next project, say "Hello" to…….
Hello Kitty!!!! As interpreted by Liberty of London no less! First, a huge apology. This post is WAY overdue. One of my readers generously sent me a length of Liberty tana lawn in this fantastic Hello Kitty print ages ago. She said it was "a bargain", not her colors, and that she wanted me [...]
Give me Liberty….. Um, well, faux Liberty
Today, readers, we'll be traveling to merry old England and visiting the flagship store of Liberty of London. If I'm ever lucky enough to visit London, this is sure to be on the itinerary. Truly, this is a Mecca for the fabric obsessed. If you follow this blog, chances are that you fall into this [...]