It was very inspiring and partially relieving to read that a lot of you, dear sewcialists, did not get to cut into the patterns you received as prizes during last IPM. Guilty as charged!!! Therefore, like many of you, I used this opportunity of IPM 2017 to find time to discover those indie designers who …
This week The Monthly Stitch collective is encouraging us to try new Indie Pattern Designers in order to discover new and interesting perspectives on modern dressmaking. I have been looking at Style Arc for quite some time, but for some reason the cartoon models always made me feel unsure about their patterns. Something subconscious I … Continue reading Barb Pants are new to me! For IPM
Dear Sewcialists – it is that time of the year again, IPM is here!!! Fortunately, or unfortunately, I have learned from past year that IPM is pushing me to try something new. Weather I like it or not is a different question, but even discovering that you don’t like something – it is not a … Continue reading Indie Pattern Month – the Hannah dress (with review)
Discovery and wisdom of the past month: “Change in location will change your wardrobe”. And who would of thought that summer in TN is so rainy? Which in itself is a wonderful thing, and of course needs additional time for sewing. Long sleeves are getting back into my summer wardrobe and what could be nicer … Continue reading In need of a summer jacket!!!
I made this flower out of fabric remnants that I had: grey suiting fabric, black chiffon, soft blush organza and some blue sparkles on top. Pretty nice, isn’t it? Materials: fabric scraps, candle, glue gun, pin or badge with pin, centerpiece (it can be any small bead or such). What to do: cut out approx. … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Artistic Flower
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More of a personal essay for this Wednesday write-in. Childhood memories. porcelain :: flex :: shadow :: strawberry jam :: frozen We all have different perception of pride and achievements. At this very point of my life, right at this moment, while my mandarin orange marmalade is boiling down, I know that my grandma … Continue reading Grandma will be proud and that is all that matters!
Yesterday “what is that?” was the question of the day as we were strolling through the isles of fruits, vegetables, seafood, noodles, tea, rice, candies and God knows what else at the local Chinese supermarket. It is sad and kind of embarrassing to admit, but some of those foods I have never heard of, … Continue reading “What is that?” or Chinese supermarket trip
Tomorrow, at 10.40 am I am finally getting on the plane to go back home. For good this time. Not that I am never going to visit England, or Latvia or Russia ever again, but I truly hope I won’t be needing to cross the Atlantic Ocean anytime soon. I do and I will … Continue reading Bye, bye England!
As any other woman I love beautiful things. The atmosphere that is being created by the things you love, enjoy or admire is very important to me. The thought behind it: if I have a freedom to create the world around me, why wouldn’t I surround myself with what I truly find beautiful? Not … Continue reading Something between a mister and a mattress