Every March there is that one glorious morning where you step outside and the grass is green. What looked dead and brown the day before is bright green and alive! The earth is waking up, after months of winter, spring is here!
Monday, April 26, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
4 years ago I bought 1 meter of pretty floral rayon with a mint green background at a market in Peru. It was the first piece of fabric I bought on the World Race. I brainstormed what I would I would turn it into. After a couple weeks I hit upon the idea of raglan top. This was influenced by the clothing styles I was seeing in Cote de Ivoire, where I was by this time. Ever since, the idea of turning this length of fabric into a raglan has stuck with me, and it's only taken me 4 years to get around to it.
I've kept my eyes open for the past 4 years, looking for just the right woven raglan pattern for what I had in mind. I picked up a couple different Simplicity patterns at pattern sales that *might* have worked, but none were quite right, so the fabric continued to sit in my stash. Finally, a couple months ago I received the Sew House 7 Remy Raglan pattern as a thank-you for testing an upcoming Sew House 7 pattern. I took one look at the Remy Raglan and decided, you know what? It would work! It was time to turn that piece of Peruvian rayon into something wearable!
The pattern required a yard and a quarter of 58" fabric for a short sleeve top in my size, so I figured I could squeeze it into a single meter of fabric. Thankfully, I was right!
Monday, April 12, 2021
At long last, after over a year, I got to attend a St. Louis Historical Sewing Society event last weekend!
Monday, April 5, 2021
Something about the fact I'm getting married in 2 months and currently sewing my wedding dress, (It's coming along beautifully, thank you!) meant I did not have time to make myself a new Easter Dress this year. Darn. There is such a lovely tradition of a new dress for Easter Sunday, and I like to keep it up.
I spent a good amount of the first half of last week contemplating what I would wear Easter Sunday. Then, I realized, past me had actually prepared for this very moment. I had a brand-new spring outfit in my closet, just waiting to be worn.
Then I finished off the skirt with this double hook and eye thing out of a package of miscellaneous hook and bar type closures I picked up in Japan back in 2019. (Pre-pandemic, a lifetime ago.)