Friday, October 17, 2014

Sewing Lovers' Club

There's a tiny quilting shop in Airport Plaza! It has rotary blades, stretch needles, and thread. There are also (shitty plastic) sewing machines and fat quarters. I'm considering going back for a portable ironing pad next month.

Sewing in Asia


Rakuten shops: Hideki, Fan-annex, how to (Japan)


Very Purple Person has a list of Japanese patterns


There are lots of shops on Taobao, though I haven't bought from any yet.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Bra Sewing Bloggers by Size

In case you want to find your body double. Watch this space.


All's Fair in Love and Lingerie - 28FF/26G 


Lladybird - 28DD

All's Fair in Love and Lingerie - 28FF/26G 

Hourglassy - 28 FF, 32 FF, 34 G


Cloth Habit - 30 D

Very Purple Person - 30D

Sewaholic- 36 E, 30 D


Clothing Engineer - 32 C

Brown Paper Patterns - 32 E/F, 34DD

Sew Glamorous - 32 F/FF

Hourglassy - 28 FF, 32 FF, 34 G

Gin Pins - 32 G


Fehr Trade - 34 B

Brown Paper Patterns - 32 E/F, 34DD

Sigrid - 34 DD

Starcross - 34 G

Hourglassy - 28 FF, 32 FF, 34 G


A Few Threads Loose - 36 B

Sewaholic- 36 E, 30 D

So-So Sewist - 36 H


Kathy Sews - 38 B

Needles and Haystacks -38 DD





Makes the Things


Stitches and Seams

Dixie Diy


Michelle's Creations

Kazz the Spazz

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tiny pants pattern and tutorial

I couldn't find a free pattern for size 3m knit pants, so I bought a pair at the thrift and traced them off. You can find the pattern here. I bought a bunch of polo shirts on dollar day at the thrift and used them for fabric.

Make sure to use the existing hem.

Turn the pant legs right sides together.  You should see the ugly side of the hem.

 Sew the inseams at 1/2 inch and finish the seam allowances. Press.
 Turn the legs right side out and put right sides together. Stitch and finish the crotch. Press.
 Attach FOE to inside of waist, stretching slightly.
Fold over waistband and stitch down.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Tiny clothes!

No, I'm not expecting. It's a friend of my sister's. I cut the shirts and dress out of leftovers from my dresses, so we'll match. I'll have a tutorial for the pants up later.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Now I don't know what to do with myself

I've been wanting to try new embellishment techniques, so I've started stenciling a collection based on "Ya no Sé Qué Hacer Conmigo" by El Cuarteto de Nos. 

Here's my representation of "Ya tuve que ir obligado a misa":

Church of Saint Margarita summer camp 2013

I stenciled the letters and traced and painted the chalice onto a thrifted tee.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Accidental Ralph Lauren

I bought two nearly identical dresses when I was visiting family in Oregon, but only photographed one.
I did my standard removal of shoulder pads and sleeves, and hemming.


The downstairs neighbor says the white dress is Ralph Lauren. Oops. In my defense, it was super fugly. She also brought me her matching pillowcase (!) to make a bolero.