The Ugliest Pocket

Mood: Irritated at the idea of going to work Audio: Tires on pavement Drink: Water with lime Snack: n/a Don’t be me. Don’t apply the fancy new seam technique you picked up over vacation to every project you work on. The mantua maker’s seam should be used on straight(ish) seams, not the ultra curvy outer […]

A Bar Maid’s Apron

Mood: Buzzed Audio: Karate by Baby Metal Drink: Long Island Iced Tea Snack: N/A Okay, so I apologize for the clickbait-y title. But this project is an apron, it was completed as far as it can possibly be completed in a bar, and as of right 5/16/18 I am a maiden. An old one but […]

A Small Drafting Victory

So, as with just about everything, it has been a while since I have drafted anything on the duplicate I so painstakingly made nearly a year ago. Sidenote: She isn’t my size anymore though she is roughly the same shape so I take anything I draft on her now with a huge pinch of salt. […]

Taking a Stab at Base Layers

Mood: Relieved Audio: Compound by Ruben de Ronde Snack: trail mix Drink: Turner’s iced tea I wonder if you haven’t figured out by now that my love for historical fashion runs incredibly deep. Despite this, however, I hardly have any costumes to show for it, let alone any foundations. Past historical projects of mine have […]

Seeing Double

Mood: Excited Audio: Cosmic Gate’s album ‘Wake Your Mind’ Drink: Water Snack: Avocado toast Anna and I have been through a lot together. It seems like a lifetime even though it’s only been little more than a week. In the beginning, it was exciting. But this excitement dulled rather quickly. She started getting rather ‘flaky’ […]

The Forgotten Era

Mood: Mildly frantic Audio: Birds flocking to the hedge Snack: N/A Drink: Yerba Mate Hibiscus and Lime tea So, I was digging through my box of commercial patterns today on a hunch that I had a pattern for combination underwear that I could use as a jumping off point for an upcoming project, when I […]

An Obligatory Re-evaluation

Over the years I’ve become, probably unnecessarily so, cynical about New Year Resolutions. For a while I’ve viewed it as a commercial advertisment for gyms and all things weight loss. Now I view it mostly as a way for the general populace as a whole to garner support for long thought about and much needed […]

When a Sewing Theory Comes Together

Mood: Hangrelieved (hungry angry and relieved) Audio: The sounds of my new neighbors moving in. Snack: Pancakes are on the way. Drink: Limeade Consider this a sneak peek. At some point, I’m going to make a complete write-up of this project. But this will have to suffice in the meantime. I just had to share […]

A Day’s Work

Mood: A bit disappointed and frustrated Audio: Midsomer Murders Drink: Hibiscus and Lime Organic Yerba Mate  Snack: N/A I am damn rusty. It seems like five months is enough time for me to forget practically everything I know about sewing and working with fabric. Today, I set out to create two wearable chemise toiles. But […]