This pattern really requires precision. While princess seams to the shoulder seam make shoulder adjustments easier, it leaves a 4 square on top of the shoulder. If you are short like me, everyone can see if it doesn’t match up. Lots of curved seams with tricky match points like the waist yoke seams (CB back here across the … More V8972 aka Princess Dress update
Over the past 3 years I have learned a lot. Most importantly, I have learned that just knowing how to sew is not enough to achieve the look I want. Fashion Trends + Amazing Fit + Smart Choices = Fabulous With the Silhouette Project, I have been playing with a ton of shapes, colors, and most … More New Year, New Projects, and New Colors!
Meet my mini-wardrobe C.A.T. or Casual Autumn Transitional Mini-Wardrobe. Remember I live in the tropics, so this is not “northern” style. My goal was inspired by this sentence I wrote when I began my silhouette project: I also tend to sacrifice my “look” for comfort, but I should really be looking for a way to meld the two … More My First Silhouette Project Collection
I realized after posting the dress pattern pieces, I should have shown you the projects that I fell in love with. I have taken those loveable pieces and tweaked them into TNT (Tried-n-True) patterns for my “go to” box. It took a few months, but I did have some method to my madness and worked in … More Silhouette Project: Skirt Update
Before I go any further with my Silhouette Project, it is time to share some of my discoveries. I am a Bottom-heavy Hourglass. Hot damn! So much for reading up on all those “How To Be a Pear” articles! It means my bust isn’t quite busty enough for a true hourglass but my bottom half … More My Silhouette Toolkit
The A-line Skirt, a universal basic for every woman, is something I can’t remember ever making. When I was watching The Great British Sewing Bee, I realized this. I have always gravitated towards dresses and tops. Therefore it became the first style on my Silhouette Project List. I whipped one up in a lovely quilter’s … More The A-Line Skirt-My First Silhouette Project Piece
First, I found the news clip with Linda Przybyszewski on CBS. (Really, a 6 button cuff? Wow!) Second, I found this wiki online that sounds like the panacea for all of us struggling with style. I figured I could run through the steps and see how it works. Of course, it didn’t. Step 5 is … More The Silhouette Project-Stage 1