Tag: Clothing

  • Cake Hummingbird: In the Wild

      Just in time to start in on the Red Velvet Cake Sewalong beginning tomorrow, I finally finished up the Hummingbird skirt from the last Cake Sewalong. If you were following the Flickr group for the Hummingbird sewalong, there was a picture of the top being worn by my dress-form (who should have a name,…

  • A Dapper Pair of Lads

    The only thing more fun than having a boy wearing a red suit is having two of them. Best GQ pose. I love this picture, I can see a glimpse of what he’s going to look like as he becomes a young man. Sneering look from the youngest child. What else could be expected? (This…

  • Banana Anna

      What to say about this dress? Obviously it’s just a little bit over the top (understatement?) but still gloriously wearable in my estimation.   I tried to tone it down with serious shoes, but this dress just wants to dance. I mean that literally. Pete and I just started taking Salsa lessons, and that’s…

  • Aunty Laura’s Confession

    I have a confession. A weakness. An unforgivable trait. (Besides being terribly tardy and sporadic in my blog posts. For which I hope my sister will forgive me. Eventually.) No. There is something else. Something that I believe no one else quite understands. Thrift stores. Not that I mean to infer that thrift stores are…

  • Romeo Sews! A U of O Apron

    Now for something really exciting. It feels like long ago since I was making aprons for the kids. I had originally planned to make one for Romeo, but he didn’t want to match Ace.¬†When he started complaining about being the only kid who didn’t have an apron, I told him to make his own. And…

  • Vogue 8890 and Burda 7918: Top Secret Project Revealed

    How do I even begin to post on a project as monumental as the mystery project I finished last week. OK, maybe “finished” is a bit of an overstatement, but more on that later. Maybe it’s best to just let a picture do the explaining.   Yes. My mystery project was a men’s suit. The…

  • McCall’s 7989: I Heart the 90’s

    Hooray! I managed to sneak in one last vibrantly colored April Stash Bust before the end of the month (being on the West Coast of the United States, it is still April here, for a few hours at least).   The pattern is a slip-dress from a 1995 copyrighted McCall’s (7989) pattern. I couldn’t use…