Category Archives: quilting

All About That Weave

My husband and I have been amusing ourselves on weekends going to estate sales. I especially like the ones where the owners were older and had quirky collections of stuff. One house where we went to a sale had at least 1,000 elephant-shaped items. Cufflinks, tea pots, stuffed animals, a 7-foot stone statue in the […]

Quilted Clothing — The Best Thing Ever

I have such a soft spot for quilted clothes! It may be partly an underdog thing. Quilted garments are often unfairly maligned among garment sewists. It’s like, you can’t be a serious hobbyist if you incorporate quilting into your oeuvre. But here I am, serious hobbyist, having just finished a quilted t-shirt. This shirt idea […]

And now for something completely different…

OK, maybe not all that different. It is, obviously, a sewing project, but I consider quilting, and really all home dec sewing, to belong to the dark side of the force. However, this project was fairly quick and pretty much painless. Among the first world problems that have been occupying my brain cycles lately are […]

The Big Reveal

After all of this buildup (10 blog posts detailing my progress!), I hope you’re not disappointed. I’m not. I love it! Embroidery! Beads! Color! Dye! Quilting! What’s not to love? So, for those of you who are just joining us, this project is based heavily on a current-season Isabel Marant jacket, the Weez embellished tie-dye […]

Embellished Jacket Progress 3

Here’s the beaded trim on the jacket opening edges. The trim is attached to cotton tape. I stitched the tape to the front and bottom edges of the jacket shell, then handstitched the lining to the tape. The original jacket that this project is based on has a dark colored lining, which I thought was […]

Project In Progress

Here’s a photo of my current project, which is in progress. It is heavily influenced by a current season Isabel Marant jacket, shown her on Net A Porter. I went to the city yesterday to take my daughter to the American Girl Doll store for her birthday, and while I was there I made it […]

What I’ll be doing this weekend

The Folk Art Museum is having an exhibit of red and white quilts at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, just for this weekend. I love the armory, which is a really amazing space. They are displaying the quilts by suspending them from the ceiling. It’s free. I’ll be taking the kids there on […]

Quilted Dress

There are those out there in sewing cyberspace who have low opinions of quilted, wearable-art type garments. They have inspired me to try to make one of my own, and here it is. The thing that strikes me the most about this dress is how understated it is. I felt like I was really going […]