A Year of Sewing: 2013

When this year started I thought I would be sewing a functional wardrobe for all seasons.  What I ended up sewing was quite different.  I think the numbers speak for themselves… 10 Tops0 Pants2 Skirts7 Dresses6 Coats/Jackets4 Sweaters/Cardigans3 Skating Costumes (for me)42 Skating Costumes (for others)2 Home Dec/Crafts TOTAL SEWN ITEMS = 76 Wow.  That … More A Year of Sewing: 2013

2013 Dance Dress

This year I knew I wasn’t going to have a lot of time to decorate my own costumes, so I wanted to make something that would have maximum sparkle with minimum effort.  I found this great sequin fabric in the Los Angeles Fashion District, and lined it with some acetate slinky.  It had a lovely … More 2013 Dance Dress

Newsflash: My Image Spring/Summer Magazine And Other Announcements

There are a few news items on my sewing agenda today…. (1) Im Image Spring/Summer 2013 For the sewing magazine fanatics out there – My Image has just announced their Spring/Summer issue for 2013.  You can check out a full preview of the magazine here.  Line drawings for the patterns can be viewed here.  And … More Newsflash: My Image Spring/Summer Magazine And Other Announcements

Newsflash: Burda Plus Spring/Summer Preview Announced

The German Burda website has the early preview posted for the Spring/Summer Burda Plus magazine. In the past few years it seemed that the the Burda Plus was full of re-prints from the regular monthly magazines.  However, it looks like a lot of the styles in this issue are new!  And some of them look … More Newsflash: Burda Plus Spring/Summer Preview Announced