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Jul 29, 2015

Things I Don't Get, Vol. 15 -- Lycra in Woven Fabrics



Readers, have you noticed how many woven fabrics today have Lycra in them?

Jul 27, 2015

An Organic Cotton Striped Rugby Shirt!



Readers, I just made my very first rugby shirt!

Jul 25, 2015

Back to the 1950's!



Readers, as you know, I adore vintage magazines, especially women's fashion and home magazines of the 1950's.

Jul 23, 2015

Come See My Completed Coveralls!



Friends, my coveralls are finished.   Click here to see me model them.

Jul 21, 2015

I'm Making Coveralls (or is it a jumpsuit?)



Last year I purchased Kwik Sew 3389 with the intention of making a pair of coveralls, and I've finally decided the time is right.

Jul 18, 2015

Susan Tries on the Blouse Muslin



Friends, no doubt you're wondering why I'm leading with a photo of designer Carolyn Herrera in her signature white shirt.

Jul 16, 2015

Modeling My New Boxers!



Readers, the theme of this week (so far -- it's only Thursday) seems to be boxer shorts!

Jul 14, 2015

Jul 11, 2015

My Latest Vintage Sewing Machine + Paisley-palooza!



Readers, behold my latest vintage sewing machine, an Elna Supermatic I purchased on eBay!

Jul 8, 2015

Susan's New Wrap Skirt Muslin + Back to the Bodice!



Susan came over for a fitting this evening; the dogs were so excited!

Jul 4, 2015

Zack Tries on His Shirt Muslin!



Meet handsome Zack!

He's the man I made that size 44" shirt muslin for last weekend.  Today he came by for a fitting.  (Yes, I work holidays.)

Jul 3, 2015

Another Fitting with Susan: Wrap Skirt + Altered Bodice!



Susan had a fitting yesterday at that little French café that doesn't seem to mind us using their bathroom or seating area.  (We do usually eat there too of course!)

Jul 1, 2015

More Sewing Books? More Sewing Books!



Happy July, everybody!  Am I the only one who can't believe it's already July?

Jun 28, 2015

Back to Sewing with Vintage Sheets



When I first started sewing men's shirts, I made them out of vintage cotton/poly percale sheets I found at the thrift store.

Jun 25, 2015

Peter Models the Liberty Summer Shirt! (Pattern Mixing ALERT)



Friends, I've just completed my genuine Liberty of London summer shirt for the Mood Sewing Network.

You can see me model it this instant by clicking here.
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