Greetings from Edisto Beach, SC – the perfect place to usher in the New Year!
I’m wearing my second serger product – Simplicity 2603.
I had no idea I liked red so much until I gave up buying clothes and started sewing again!
NEVER would I have bought such a bold piece of clothing.
NEVER would I have splurged on something with limited holiday appeal.
And NEVER would I have bought something just for the fun of it!
As I reflect on 2011 in front of an especially stunning sunset, I question the importance of my mighty goal of abstaining from buying ready to wear clothes for...
Now, I know there is nothing unique about this skirt, and I took dozens of pics trying to capture its special qualities. There are none.
What is special, is that I found a skirt pattern that fits well, as well as one that I really like! I suppose if one sews long enough, one will have a collection of go-to patterns. I now have three but this is the only one I have not altered in any fashion, and the fit truly resembles the Simplicity pattern photo, although I omitted the front pockets.
As a person committed to sewing my own clothes...
Well, I did it! I am now wearing the beautiful silk that I’ve been afraid to touch for 17 years. I finished it just in time to take on a business trip with my husband to Palm Springs and wore it last night.
Making this top from some polyester in my stash a few weeks ago gave me the confidence I needed to pick up my scissors. I’m grateful for the inspiration from LaRoque in Columbia, SC, and doubt I would have noticed this Simplicity Cynthia Rowley pattern without first admiring these cute tops designed by Annabelle...