I heart Maxi skirts!

One of my co-workers inspired this skirt. She often wears maxis at work and I love it! I used a Navy knit from Jo-Anns. I think it was listed as “ponte roma.” It is softer than traditional “ponte”, but still has a thicker “bottom weight” feel that lighter jersey. It is a cotton/poly/spandex blend. Of … More I heart Maxi skirts!

Black Friday Fun!

I have a fabric addiction. I hit the Black Friday Sale over at Fabric Mart. I ordered 50 yards of fabric for a per yard price of $4.27. All are wool, rayon, or silk. All are of infinitely better quality than what I can purchase at a chain store and cheaper. Yep, that should be … More Black Friday Fun!

The Perfect Princess Dress: Pattern Selection

While trying various styles as part of my Silhouette project, I have filled my closet with wearable muslins of multiple skirts, dresses, and blouses. I love some, hate a few, and found most are “okay” but don’t inspire a blog post. Now, I want to return to my first love: professional/advanced sewing techniques! These will invariably include technical explanations like my wool jacket … More The Perfect Princess Dress: Pattern Selection