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 [...]
“Stay at home” clothes for a grown up me!
More Covid 19 Blazer Progress — If you can stand it!
More progress — Covid 19 Blazer
I continue to bang away on my Vogue 9262 Blazer. It's been quite cold here in Maine (It snowed a few inches just two nights ago), so I've had no problem staying inside; working away in my little sewing space. This post will be quite "tailoring geekery" heavy, so be forewarned. My purpose is just [...]
Progress — V9262, aka the Covid-19 Blazer
My last post was mostly about a big mistake that I made. But that's all in the rearview mirror now. It's full steam ahead on the Covid-19 blazer. This post will cover some simple tailoring techniques. Keep in mind that I'm not a professional. These are just some techniques that have worked for me, and [...]
Ummm…It’s a design element.
OK. Work continues on my "Covid 19 Blazer". When I left off I was talking about fitting issues. Namely, my curved upper back, and how I address that. This happens with just about every pattern. The center back seam is quite straight, which makes the collar pull away from my neck. It looks bad, and [...]
The finished seersucker robe
Here I am lounging on my porch in my new summer bathrobe. Yay! This version features the plain shawl collar. I shortened the length by 3" which allowed me to cut the robe out of 4 yards. It was a pretty tight fit with hardly any scrap left over. I did manage to match the [...]
Before there was "one size fits most" — The 1958 Men’s Robe
I've been in need of a new summer bathrobe for years. The one I have is disgusting. A gray and tan seersucker (how depressing), hopelessly stained from a self tanning experiment gone terribly wrong. I found this great vintage pattern on Etsy. McCall's #4816 circa 1958 in size 38-40. I was totally sucked in by [...]