Hi-low hem dress. Mullet Dress. Tomato. Tomah-to. I’m not sure how the rest of the world feels about this trend, but I flippin’ love it. I don’t know if it’s because asymmetry is fun or I like the idea of a butt flap. Either way, I knew I was destined to make and rock the… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Best Mullet Dress (of DOOM)
I’ve been on many business trips over the past 5 months with last week’s trip being the last for a while. Thank gawd. While I enjoy a chance to get out of the office, it would have been better to spread them out a bit. C’est la vie. For this Throwback Thursday post, I’m gonna… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The “Don’t Hire Me” Suit
I’ve had a few recent makes where I chose the wrong size – too large. Well, my friends, I swung completely the opposite way and made something too small. *Sigh* I feel like I’m having some Goldilocks moments with woven fabrics. Maybe one day I can get it just right. The pattern is Vogue 1387,… Continue reading The Vogue Shirt of Doom!
You know how it goes. One minute you’re soaring on cloud 9 with your sewing machine, totally into your current project and taking such great care to make sure it comes out as you had hoped. Then, once you’re well into it, you notice some things have gone awry. “No worries, I’ll just tweak it… Continue reading The Dress of High Hopes and Huge Disappointment
The weather is finally out of the 90’s here in Tucson, so that means it’s officially fall!! Granted, we’re still hovering in the 80’s, but a desert girl’s gotta take what she can get. I’ve noticed the kimono trend running rampant in the sewing blogosphere. I love all things Asian, so I’m down with the… Continue reading Fall Kimono of Doom!
Happy almost-Halloween! One more day until I turn all of the lights off in my house and ignore the cries of “Trick or Treat!” at my door. Kidding. Almost. I’m gonna rock out with my awesome new costume and enjoy not being judged for dressing up for the night! So it’s Thursday, and as you… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Stuff of Nightmares
Lately it seems like I’ve been posting about “doom” projects. You know, those projects that are a little trickier than you’d like or that end up turning their back on you in the worst way. But don’t worry, this is the last one for a while — I promise! Enter Simplicity 1613 in January of… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Simplicity Shirt of Doom
Have you had a project that both excited and scared you at the same time? This Cynthia Rowley dress –Simplicity 1607– was exactly that for me but I SEW WANTED TO WEAR IT TO MY AWESOME FRIENDS’ WEDDING! This was the first (and currently only) Cynthia Rowley pattern I’ve ever sewn, so I did a… Continue reading Wedding Guest Dress of Doom!