Summer Sewing Plans 2016

This afternoon will be our first day where we’re permanently settled in our new apartment in Plantation! The hardest part of being back and forth while Nigel finished out the school year was my limited sewing time.  I was able to do a bit of pattern testing and sewed up some new swimwear for the …

Spring 2016 Sewing Plans

Spring is in the air and all I can think about sewing are pretty little dresses in pastels and florals made out of airy linens and lightweight silks!  I’ve sewn up my last make for winter, a trouser wide leg culotte in olive recycled poly (just need some pics) and have already put away all my heavier clothes for …

Rouleau Edged Top

One of my goals for the year has been to up my repertoire of sewing techniques and this rouleau edged top is the result!  I saw the cover for the Threads Feb/March 2015 Issue (#177) and was hooked. The bodice and hems utilize a rouleau technique of hand stitched bias tubes as edging. The effect is airy and beautiful. And the aqua blue silk …

Fall Wardrobe Sewing Plans

  This summer has just flown by! My oldest starts school in just two weeks.  As my summer sewing winds down it’s time to focus on my Fall sewing plans.   Our weather here is quite warm until at least January so these sewing projects are all geared toward year-round wear. I kept my silhouettes pretty simple since I want to try out some new …

Spring Refashions

We’re off today to Miami for Spring Break!  A nice little mini vacay with my Mom and the kids.  My dad has a condo in Brickell (he works there during the week and comes home on weekends)  and we’ll be staying just a few blocks away.  What’s really great is that Vic (who works in …

Spring Cleaning

It’s full on Spring here already in Florida.  The afternoons lately have been in the high 80’s!  I just did a big closet purge and packed away all my winter clothes to get ready for spring.  I’m following along with the Coletterie’s Wardrobe Architect once again.  February was focused on cleaning out your closet and March is planning your …

Birthday Dress + My First of Many Watson’s!

Yesterday was my birthday, 39 years young, and I decided to break out my party dress to celebrate.  I’ve also just sewn up my first two Watson Bra’s and have 5 more cut up and ready to sew! I got a new nose ring, in lovely lapis, a Wedgwood style pitcher from the MET from …