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 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. […]

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 […]

I Might Have A Problem

I can’t pass a fabric store, or a store that  just so happens to have a fabric section, without ‘just checking’ their selection of sheer fabrics. I always walk out of there with something. Last night it was two six yard bundles of sheer fabric, a measuring tape (the thing I had gone in to […]

Drafting Woes

Mood: Semi-frustrated Audio: Co-Optional Podcast #51 Drink: Iced Apple Cider Chai w/ honey whiskey [because it has been that kind of day.] Snack: N / A Designing/drafting this ‘modernized’ stay pattern has proved to be the more difficult than I anticipated. The Problems? How to make way for hips. The way the Victorians got over […]