Over in my alter ego blogging life, AKA Coats and Clark's Sewing Secrets blog, I wrote two posts I thought you'd love right now. So, QUICK, before we all go holiday-crazy, here you go!! The Whole Truth And let's be clear . . . these are compilations of fabulous tutorials I found on other blogs… Continue reading I’ll be Sewn for Christmas . . . Part One
I LOVE this kimono now, but it was a definite struggle! It began with vintage Japanese fabrics that I loved, pieced together, put in a drawer, dragged back out, re-assembled and finally finished. Six. Years. Later. Yes, you read that right. Six. Years. And, both the kimono and I lived to tell the tale! For… Continue reading The Six Year Kimono
In my ongoing obsession with kimonos, I decided to try the Indygo Junction Contemporary Kimono with fabrics from my stash. The colors are marvelously Fall-friendly and definitely convey the flavor of Pumpkin Spice! Every Fabric Has a Story Years ago, I fell in love with and purchased a stunning Yukata Cotton fabric from local purveyor… Continue reading My Pumpkin Spice Kimono
And . . . . . we have a WINNER!! Janet Hasselblad, you are the winner of 2 yards of remarkably gorgeous Art Gallery Fabrics Extempore Gala Rayon!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! Email me at sewfullife at gmail dot com and we will get this fabulous lusciousness on its way to you. Hurray! Thank you, thank you to… Continue reading Winner, Winner, Rayon Dinner!
As you may have seen, when I’m not blogging here, I’m over at Coats and Clark’s Sewing Secrets blog, writing my sewful heart out for them. And, having a whole lot of fun! This Fall, I put together several posts for Sewing Secrets I think you'll enjoy. They're all compilations of wonderful tutorials written by talented,… Continue reading Autumn Sewing – More Blogging, More Sewing
A couple of months back, fabulous Art Gallery Fabrics sent me a STUNNING piece of rayon to try out. Oh, my . . . I had such fun with this fabric and now I have a FABRIC GIVEAWAY for you! Watch for the Giveaway entry info at the end of this post . . .… Continue reading Art Gallery Rayon Kimono Gorgeousness
My fabulously colorful Kimono began it's life as an Indonesian Sarong from Jakarta. A little snip here, a little seam there and it's now my newest favorite thing to wear!! In June, my hubby spent two weeks traveling through Southeast Asia and . . . buying fabric for me!!! Yes, he IS the best husband… Continue reading My Indonesian Sarong Kimono
My Summer involved a LOT of sewing! But, it was mostly in my head and on paper. Not so much on the sewing machine. Sometimes Summer is full and overflowing and there's just no time to sew and that's okay. Sewing's not over, it's just pacing in the background waiting to burst onto the scene… Continue reading Summer Sewing Round-Up
I hear a drum roll . . . Sue Nugent is the winner of the Shannon Fabrics Embrace© Double Gauze Giveaway!!! More About Our Winner!! Sue commented on July 5th, "I love the Cobalt Rose double gauze fabric. The tunic looks so nice on you. I think that I would make a Summer Dress from… Continue reading Our Double Gauze Winner!
Knit Batik? Yes, there is such a thing and it's fabulous!! It's marvelously soft once washed, it's extremely versatile, and super comfy to wear. So, the piece I purchased at this year's Sewing & Stitchery Expo was perfect for the Indygo Junction Warm & Cozy Wrap pattern! The Magic of Knit Batik A couple of… Continue reading Knit Batik Wrap Magic