Patternmaking: Slopers and Moulage

The past few months I’ve been working behind the scenes to redraft all my sewing slopers. I started a new exercise program this summer and am finally getting back my pre-kids fitness level. Weight loss plus my changing body shape at 43 meant it was time to start from scratch and redo my slopers. I …

In Stitches

I’m loving the stitchwork on this Tee! Originally I planned to make this just a basic navy tee shirt.  Unfortunately, the yard I bought to try out wasn’t very evenly dyed and faded unevenly after washing.  My solution was to make the focus some Alabama Chanin style stitching, albeit made on my sewing machine. My main sewing machine is …

Patternmaking: Moulage + Sloper

I’ve been working on making up my  bodice moulage, a precise fabric blueprint of the upper body, with Suzy Furrer’s Craftsy class, Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper , on and off since the beginning of the year.  My first version looked great except for the waist which was way too big.  So I went back to check my measurements,lo …

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 …