I Thought I Was Sewing a Dress But It Turns Out It’s a Bathrobe With Storage Compartments For Groceries

A couple of weeks ago, Project Sewn had a sew-a-long challenge called “Leading Ladies” — sew something inspired by a leading lady. I had recently purchased V8825 (pictured above), a pattern for a 70’s style faux-wrap dress with long puffy sleeves. I figured I’d use Faye Dunaway’s Oscar-winning performance in the 1976 movie Network as my leading lady inspiration. She plays a television producer in … Continue reading I Thought I Was Sewing a Dress But It Turns Out It’s a Bathrobe With Storage Compartments For Groceries

Going, Going, Ghana: batik dress and tales of adventures in Ghana

I’m really happy to have finally completed this dress. I started it almost a year ago! It was almost a wadder a couple of times…in fact, I wadded it up last night and chucked it dramatically in the garbage can when the zipper broke. (The same zipper that I had already sewn in and ripped out and sewn in again a second time.) Bless my … Continue reading Going, Going, Ghana: batik dress and tales of adventures in Ghana

It’s Official: I’m a Fashionerdanista

I made this skirt as my final project for the Wearable Media courses I took at OCADU.  Wearable media refers to garments, accessories, shoes, etc.–anything you wear–that contains  Boring details! Who cares? This skirt bloody LIGHTS UP WHEN I SHAKE MY BOOTY! Check out the video demo: The skirt is a basic pencil skirt design — I grabbed one of my go-to pencil skirts from … Continue reading It’s Official: I’m a Fashionerdanista

An Embarrassment of Blogging Riches!

I have been creating things like mad lately and have a LOT to blog about! I’m going to take some time over the coming days to craft some posts that will hopefully be interesting to read, but being windswept and interesting takes a fair bit of time and effort and in the meantime I am bursting at the seams. So here’s a quick preview of … Continue reading An Embarrassment of Blogging Riches!