As many of my long-time readers may recall, I did a deep-dive into the Kibbe style system a while ago on the blog. At the time, I really enjoyed looking at the nuances of the system, and exploring the ideas through the lens of modern-day sewing patterns. However, many comments on those posts and general … More Book Review: The Triumph of Individual Style
This is the final of three tops I managed to make as part of my white shirt summer sewing projects. When compared to Top 1 and Top 2, Burda 6632 is probably the most classic top that I made this summer. Much of my original efforts had centered around a (failed paused) attempt at making … More White Shirt Summer: Top 3 Review
I recently posted a book review for Love Your Creative Space, a book about designing and organizing creative workspaces. However, I had a few criticisms of that book, and didn’t really see it as a must-add sort of reference for the sewing library. However, in the comments birdmommy mentioned that Dream Sewing Spaces was their … More Book Review: Dream Sewing Spaces
Continuing on in reviewing my summer projects, this post is about the second top I made as part of my white shirt summer sewing plans. As a complete contrast to the first top, Patrones 406 #33 is a draped knit top with very little structure. I think this also looks good under the blazer, but … More White Shirt Summer: Top 2 Review
For the month of September, Pattern Review is running a mini wardrobe sewing contest. Typically these contests run a bit longer and require more pieces, but for this year’s contest it only requires 2 bottoms and 3 tops, all which must mix-and-match. Since I need to get together a back-to-work “hybrid” wardrobe (3 days on … More Micro-Mini Wardrobe Sewing Plans?
At the start of the summer months, I declared that I really wanted to make some white tops, mostly because I needed to have some more options to wear with my suits as a judge, but also because it seems like a generally good thing to have in the wardrobe for multi-purpose outfit-making. While I … More White Shirt Summer: Top 1 Review
It’s been a while since I’ve done a good old fashioned book review. Oddly, while my energy for actual sewing projects has been quite low lately, my desire to read about sewing has been surprisingly high. It’s maybe not the same as working on an actual project, but it still feels productive, so I’ll take … More Book Reviews: Stress-Free Sewing Solutions and Love Your Creative Space
As seems to happen in my nearing-the-end-of-summer-but-not-quite-fall-yet posts, this is going to be a bit of a long ramble. If you actually want to read through all of this, you may require tea and cookies. You have been warned. *** Going through my Sew, Wear Are They Now series has helped me realize a few … More Sew, Wear Are They Now: Where Do I Sew From Here?
So, I know costumes probably aren’t really that important in a look back at the “wearability” issue, but I thought it would be a sort of fun way to wrap up the Sew, Wear Are They Now series. While I don’t think there is as much information to be gained about my “style preferences” from … More Sew, Wear Are They Now: Costumes
Moving on with my Sew, Wear Are They Now series I thought I would next take a look back at all of the sweaters and cardigans I have sewn over the past decade. This isn’t as extensive of a category as some of the others, but I felt it should be distinct from coats and jackets because … More Sew, Wear Are They Now: Sweaters and Cardigans