Friday, March 29, 2013

Blogging about Blogs and Sewing Recently

Sewing Recently: A baby bag, for putting babies in. Babies are spreading like wildfire at church right now, so it's time to hone my baby-bagging skills.

I love reading sewing blogs and seeing neat garments I could never think up on my own. It's inspiring, educational, and fun. I'm so bad about keeping up my bloglist, but here are a few sewing blogs I've recently discovered or have long enjoyed:

We Sew Retro is just a neat blog. Since anyone can post there's huge diversity in projects. And if you like retro, here's a similar European site called Fintage.

I've really enjoyed Confessions of a Seamstress since I discovered it this winter. I found Elizabeth's blog while looking for more on costumes from "Once Upon a Time." I admire her gumption in having her own costume business: something I might enjoy someday, if I get serious.

I found 19thC Costuming last year when I was making the fake bustle skirt. I generally try to avoid any garments between 1830 and 1900, but this lady's blog has some really great posts relevant to any era of sewing.

The photos posted here are amazing: Let's just call it "Oh That Dress."

Ok, yes, I read Romantic History. Doesn't everyone?And the Dreamstress, and American Duchess, and all the other greats, too.

Sewing Recently: Bow ties are ALL THE RAGE. So are cute gentlemen.

I bought two new patterns this week, just because. Simplicity 4923, the Jack Sparrow ensemble, because I just want someone to order this coat from me. It looks like fun. Butterick 5832, a new pattern of a romantic era dress. Will I ever make it? What a lot of material.

Been sewing this dress recently: One armhole and two pockets away from completion. I know, my photos lack quality. You'd think with a family of nine(wait, eleven? or is it twelve now? With the current epidemic I keep expecting the boys to come home from work and say they're married) in residence, it wouldn't be so hard to find a model and borrow a camera. But it is.  

Sheer pleated trim: I remember now why I didn't like sewing with this sheer before. It's stiff, so if you handle it very much it gets infinitesimal slivers in one's skin. You have been forewarned.

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