Sewing might be the one thing that teaches me an attribute I am not known for. Patience. It takes massive reserves of will-power for me to stop what I am doing and not aim to finish every project in a single setting. It's not realistic, it takes some of the fun out, and it ignores... Continue Reading →
Looking outside of my little orbit and my little world, here are some pictures of lovely little birds enjoying a water bath half the world away in my brothers garden in Bangalore. What joy. Nothing comes close to the vibrant colors of tropical gardens, all the more arresting to me as we are not out... Continue Reading →
Here is where I should have anticipated the raw edges and dealt with it before sewing the zipper on. The interfacing was too thick to manage this on the fly too, which is great for the final product -- super sturdy, but was not helpful in the initial step of sewing the zipper on.... Continue Reading →
This is a prettier fabric than I've worked with before. I used a pattern to measure. I quilted patiently. I took my time -- 4 sittings to finish this and I enjoyed every moment. I think it shows. Though I can already think of improvements. Onward!
Quick weeknight project after dinner that taught me more lessons than I would have thought. Made a tiny pouch with boxed corners, which were not easy to sew. Also: Serging the ends, especially with synthetic fabrics. My liner was not cotton and would have benefited from the ends being protected. It's not as robust as... Continue Reading →