Publications/Books/Resources, quilting, Sewing News, Sewing References

Some Reading Material – Mary Jane’s Farm Magazine October 2011

I had an hour to burn a couple of days ago between getting my stitches taken out and driving to my physical therapy appointment so I stopped at Meijer to do some shopping.  The only reason I chose Meijer was because I knew I could use one of their in-store scooters to get around!!! I've… Continue reading Some Reading Material – Mary Jane’s Farm Magazine October 2011

Sewing, Sewing Patterns, Sewing References

Answering a question about the ‘Side Button Closure’

Baye at athomebythebaye.blogspot.com asked if I remembered the skirts from the '70's/'80's that used the 'Side Button Closure' instead of a zipper.  Well of course I did and I just have to share a pattern that I made several times during my college days.  This skirt was a regular in my wardrobe at the time and… Continue reading Answering a question about the ‘Side Button Closure’

Fashion Sewing Reference Binder, In the Studio, Sewing References

Building a Fashion Sewing Reference File – Part 1 – Introduction

For the next few weeks I'm going to be working on updating my Fashion Sewing Reference File.  This is #2 on my 'To Do' list and it's been a long time coming.  I thought it might be fun to run a series of posts to show you all how I'm going to be building my… Continue reading Building a Fashion Sewing Reference File – Part 1 – Introduction

Color Trends

Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2010

I am sooooo not thinking about FAll and/or Winter yet.  Good Gosh, it is so hot around here that I keep thinking I need to still be making shorts and tops! So as always, when Pantone puts out their color reports I llike to link to them here. PANTONE_Fashion_Color_Report_Fall_2010 I just find them so interesting… Continue reading Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2010

Neet Finds, Sewing References

No wonder I don’t do Men’s Ironing

Ladies (and Gents for that matter). There is a reason we ask our husbands to take their shirts to the dry cleaners. Click this link for the ultra-finicky way of ironing a Man's shirt. http://lavraiechemisesurmesure.blogspot.com/2009/02/comment-repasser-une-chemise.html I just stumbled upon that link today and have just a few questions. If you know the answers...please chime in.… Continue reading No wonder I don’t do Men’s Ironing

Patternmaking, Sewing, Sewing References

Manequim – a free sewing pattern site…for clothing!

I do not speak Portuguese or Spanish (or am able to read either for that matter) but a few months back I stumbled upon this site after I was researching Brazil during the big Chicago vs Rio Olympic 2016 show down.  I think it is from Brazil?  If not, please someone correct me on that. … Continue reading Manequim – a free sewing pattern site…for clothing!

Color Trends, Off the beaten trail

Cerulean Blue

Crater Lake, Oregon. The water of Crater Lake is intensely blue, a cerulean blue.  I first heard the word cerulean while in college to describe a specific color.  I honestly thought my art professor just liked saying it.  Go ahead, say it.  My professor was right, it is fun. Cerulean Cerulean Seeeeeuuuhhhruuuulllliiiiiiaahhn See?  It just… Continue reading Cerulean Blue