This past spring, the Atlantic Sewing Guild to which I belong had what was called a Knits Challenge. The idea was to sew something out of knits, preferably one of two McCall’s patterns, McCall’s 5890 or McCall’s 6247, but not necessarily so. The patterns were chosen for the general simplicity to encourage many to try, but also for their versatility as each had a wide variety of pieces. I had sewn with knits before, like with this customized dress from two patterns, so I went with trying a pattern not meant for knits as my challenge. In the spirit of sewing with knits, I would be expanding my range to be able to sew more things with knits should I succeed, meaning I would be sewing with knits more often in the long run as was the goal for everyone to get some more experience sewing with knits.
Tag Archive: fashion
This is a book review, not experience sharing because I have never gone to fashion school. While it may be tempting, fashion design is listed among the worst 5 useless degrees currently by articles on some big sites like Yahoo!… for what those opinions are worth. Fortunately for me, I have a great job not involving fashion design and am doing it for love, not money.
In Star Trek: Into Darkness, the cadets had grey uniforms like shown below. View full article »
What kind of name is Chinolina for dress shirt, you might ask? Well, it’s a dress shirt with Carolina (light) blue and Chinese brocade. It was an impromptu creation as I was looking for fabric to test the splitting of my recently finalized fitted dress shirt pattern, to make a dress shirt with yokes.