Category «Sewing»

From vintage slip to retro knickers.

On a recent trip to Value Village,  I came across two great vintage pieces.                         A Val Mode peignoir robe and a Van Raalte slip. The robe will be part of my costume for next Halloween. We are recreating scenes from Young Frankenstein.  My hubby will be …

New dress.

I have lots of new fabric, enough to make 4 or 5 new dresses, plus a couple of skirts. The problem is, I don’t know if I should make my usual: Vogue 8789 or try a new pattern. I currently have 12 versions of v8789. Here are 8 versions of the pattern.         …

My weekend.

This is how I spend my weekend: I went shopping with my youngest daughter.  We went to Joann’s and got some fabric to make her a table cloth. Right now they have their home decorating fabrics 60% off. I also got some purple ruffle yarn to make a pillow for her.         …

Today’s project.

Today’s project includes a skirt, which will be turned into a dress. In keeping with my goal of one project a day, I made a skirt with this fabulous black and white Home Sewing is Easy fabric, by Alexander Henry.           It has a gathered elastic waist, which I’m not liking. …

Lisi’s skirt

I made Lisi a skirt. Keeping to my goal of creating something everyday, I made Lisi’s skirt. I also made Niki a skirt, but I’m not happy with it.     Like all the skirts I have made. Lisi’s skirt is made from the remnants from the dresses I have made for myself.   The …