I've been chipping away at my "to make" list for Handmade Christmas, and I'm happy to say that I've finished five items, and have five more solidly in the "in progress" column. The best part of the in progress tasks? Two of them are sewing crafts, which tends to be the easiest for me to … Continue reading Making Progress
A wrap dress, that is. I bought the Cashmerette Appleton dress pattern a few months ago, and knocked the first one out over the course of a single evening, using a very lightweight cotton jersey with a large-scale floral print splashed across it. I didn't have to make a single alteration to the pattern, which definitely … Continue reading That’s A Wrap!
...two things I don't typically wear. I mean, I wear green, but not seafoam green. I don't know many people who do, outside of Miami Vice re-runs and kitschy Florida restaurants. But that is where I find myself with today's make. This was my first item for Tribute Month, and my second installment of the Cashemerette … Continue reading Seafoam and flamingos
Wait, wait, wait... Wrong fandom. I'm not heading off to the Hunger Games. That's the theme of the August challenge from the Sewcialists blog. (Tribute, not Hunger Games) The Sewcialists are a gathering of sewists** who talk about sewing on social media. It's as simple as that. **I know that word sounds wonky and made … Continue reading I Volunteer as Tribute!
My friend David recently bought a house (yay!) in a lovely community out near Occoquan. The community puts on a July 4th fireworks display over one of the lakes and he is allowed two guests, which Robert and I readily agreed to being! We planned to make a full day of it: a cookout at … Continue reading A Balancing (Plaid) Act
The heat has been ridiculous this summer. Which seems unfair, because the weather was remarkably cool and mild for far longer than it usually is. Case in point: Temps in May were often in the 50s and 60s, and we even had a string of 60° (F) days in June when we're usually solidly in "sweaty, … Continue reading It’s too hot to think of witty titles
Somehow, I managed to have a mostly free weekend. I don't know how I did that, which is slightly annoying, as I'd like a repeat. Oh well. At any rate, I found myself with a Friday workday that ended a bit earlier than usual, and no immediate plans for the evening and the following Saturday. … Continue reading A Weekend of Selfish Sewing