March 29, 2009
March 26, 2009
Stop by my sewing colleague Blondell's Sassy Sewer Sewing Lounge next time you are in the Baltimore environs! She has a terrific space and lots of great classes and other opportunities to learn to sew or to hone your skills. But better than all of that is that Blondell is another sewist who is passionate about keeping the art of sewing alive and well and fashionable!!!! You go.....
March 25, 2009
March 15, 2009
Twenty more talented and enthusiastic sewists showed up for DC Threads yesterday! The folks that came through the door are some of the most genuinely nice, curious and talented people I have met in a long time! We had every age and level of expertise represented, we again had a couple of three generations sit down and tackle projects together, and this weekend we boasted our first Y chromosome!!! Nice!
Many, many, many, many thanks to our terrific volunteers who help keep the amazing energy in the room from turning into sheer chaos!! We are not worthy of your talent!!
The "Breezy Simple Summer Blouse" was a big hit! We hope to see 15 beauties stroll in next month wearing their new, chic creations.
Here are some pics from the day!!
March 13, 2009
Here is a great gift to make for your sewist friends - colorful ribbon-bedecked pattern weights! Omega shared this idea with me at recent sewing meet-up. I whipped up 4 sets of these to give as thank you gifts to our DC Threads Sewing Lounge volunteers!
You start with 2-inch metal washers (that's right, head to the local INDEPENDENT hardware store), about 1 yard of 1/2 to 5/8-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon per weight (from your LOCAL fabric/craft shop), and a glue gun or crafting glue.
Super super simple - just glue one end of the ribbon to the washer/weight and start wrapping the ribbon 'round and 'round and 'round. Be certain to keep the ribbon taut and evenly spaced as you wrap.
When you have completely covered the washer with ribbon, clip the ribbon- be certain to leave enough ribbon to fold under the raw edge - and then add a dab of glue and voile!
A snazzy handmade gift sure to be well used and appreciated!
March 12, 2009
March 10, 2009
March 3, 2009
Thanks to Ann @ Ann's Fashion Studio in Brrrrrrrunswick Canada for compiling this list of FREE instructional sewing videos. So, in between events at the DC Threads Sewing Lounge (but, of course, NEVER instead of!) you can stay put, holed up in your studio/bedroom/closet (wherever you can eek out a space for creativity) and LEARN TO SEW!
March 2, 2009
March 1, 2009
And then the famous bag! An original design by Allison.
So join us at the Sewing Lounge!!!