New Season — New Clothes

New Season  — New Clothes

It's very unusual that I'm making something for the current season. I'm so slow that I never attempt it. It always seems that in winter I'm sewing for summer and vice versa. So I'm completely amazed that I have a new shirt and pair of pants that are Fall appropriate. First up....the red pants. These [...]

The Feather Shirt — some heaven, some hell

The Feather Shirt — some heaven, some hell

We've had a couple of rainy days here in Maine, so work has progressed on the feather shirt. Otherwise, I'd be out sailing; trying to take advantage of every last warm day. If you haven't seen it on Instagram, the fabric for my current shirt is a fluid rayon border print that I fell hard [...]

New Clothes — A Spring-y Shirt and a Very Fall Jacket

New Clothes — A Spring-y Shirt and a Very Fall Jacket

First up, the shirt. I fell hard for this double gauze fabric at Stonemountain and Daughter while I was in CA for my daughter's recent wedding. If you're ever in the Bay Area, make sure this store is on your itinerary. It's a sewist's paradise. All I had to do was touch this fabric and [...]

Falling for Foulard

I haven't posted anything for well over a month, but it doesn't mean there hasn't been any sewing going on in my world. These two projects, a foulard shirt and a pair of velvet Jeds have been finished for well over two weeks now. The weather just hasn't cooperated for an outdoor photo shoot. Finally, [...]

Little shirt details

All the while I'm working on this project I keep thinking about that joke -- How do you get to Carnegie Hall?  Practice, practice, practice.  It's the same with shirts, it's all about the practice.  It's also all about embracing the details rather than dreading them.  I really have to slow down and just take [...]