Selfless? Selfish? Self-agnostic? Sewing: Gift Bags for Xmas

In our house, there are two types of Christmas wrapping: presents from Santa, which come wrapped in paper with store bought tags, and presents from Mom, which comes in handmade fabric gift bags. When Frances was younger and sold on Santa, this was a great bit of holiday magic: *obviously* Santa was real, because otherwiseContinue reading “Selfless? Selfish? Self-agnostic? Sewing: Gift Bags for Xmas”

Banana Pants: Burda 4/16 Pants #106C

If only I’d sewn these up in July! I could have used them for the Smarty Pants challenge at Monthly Stitch. Alas, these were finished in June. They are pretty Bananas. I’m not sure about Smart. And I’m posting them in November. Oy. These are purple rayon palazzo pants. They’re totally ridiculous. I can’t justifyContinue reading “Banana Pants: Burda 4/16 Pants #106C”

All about the selvedge: B6100

I was so wrong. I have all kind of summer projects I haven’t posted yet. Dear lord. On the other hand, we now get to see green growing things here on the blog for a little longer, and there isn’t too much of that left in real life at the moment. ¬†Sigh. Anyway: This isContinue reading “All about the selvedge: B6100”

Burda 2/18 Shirt #120: Second Time’s the Charm

I tried making this in the early spring in a very cool polyester with one maroon side, and one peachy coral side. It was slinky and soft and fabulous and of course the shirt was a total flop. The neckband would not go on right. It twisted no matter how I attached it. And theContinue reading “Burda 2/18 Shirt #120: Second Time’s the Charm”

Quick Fix: V8946 Takes 2 and 3

So I figured out how to make the back work on Vogue 8946: Make it up in a really stretchy jersey and get rid of the back zipper. This is going to be a mostly-photos post because I don’t have much to say about these versions that I didn’t say about the first version, except:Continue reading “Quick Fix: V8946 Takes 2 and 3”

Insulin Pumps & Social Dancing: M6173 etc.

This may be of interest to three people, all of whom know the answer already, but just in case: as a T1 diabetic with an insulin pump who likes to go out dancing in dresses without pump-friendly pockets, What To Do With The Pump is a real question. Actually, What To Do With The PumpContinue reading “Insulin Pumps & Social Dancing: M6173 etc.”

Objects are less pregnant than they appear: Burda 5/17 Top #110

This was actually meant to be a test top; I wanted to make this pattern in the Mariner Cloth with the stripes going different directions. But I wanted to try first with something a bit less expensive, so this swiss dot cotton voile–again on sale from Fabricland. It’s super soft and I love it. GenerallyContinue reading “Objects are less pregnant than they appear: Burda 5/17 Top #110”

Pink Avalanche #6: A Ponte Blazer (Burda 6587)

I’d initially bought this ponte to try out a boxy, unstructured jacket pattern. But I kept running into the fact that I hate boxy, unstructured jackets, so it languished in my stash. Part of it became one of many tries at pink pants, and what was left was just enough to make up this BurdaContinue reading “Pink Avalanche #6: A Ponte Blazer (Burda 6587)”