Project Minima:

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Another Flannel Shirt. Yes!

~ amongst other things ~

in the neighborhood.  Like this Christmas-red cape I made some years ago.

~ but here's the real star of the show ~

My newly finished flannel shirt!  So warm and cozy, I don't even need a coat cape.  It's made from the same Tina Givens Archie shirt pattern as last week.  But they look totally different because of the print, (I think.)

~ oh, I thought this was THE cafe... ~

ah, one door West.  Meanwhile, those are another pair of Tina Givens (who else?) Phoebe pants in grey twill.  I'm sure I've worn them here before.  I've made at least 5 or 6 pairs...flannel, twill, linen,  suede, velvet and corduroy.

~ le boot ~

And I leave you with the usual parting shot.  My red leather boots from ebay, but of course.

Now's the time to join the Visibles at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style.  Shoes skip off to Cherie's Style Nudge.  Oh, Oh, and I'm finally wearing a wee bit of GREEN!   So I'll see ya over at Spy Girl's place for 52 pick me up: chartreuse.  Chartreuse?  Oh well, it's still in the Green family.  Right?  yeah.

Many thanks to Sara for the photos.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Me and My Cow Coat

~ mmmm ~
We got a thing going on.

After much hemming and hawing (now there's a turn of phrase), I eventually settled down with a simple, straight forward coat pattern for my faux fur.   McCall's 7257, view D.  Although I did make it bigger.  Who wants a skinny cow coat?!   I used some scrap zebra flannel for the pockets (hehe).  And made a removable collar/ scarf per Rhonda's suggestions here.  So cute.

~ ooo, ooo, and the lining... ~
is deep purple satin!  For some reason the color is not coming through in these shots.  Must be that mustard wall.  And what is that thing revealed underneath?  Well, I'll just tell you right now.

~ it's a flannel shirt, mmmm  ~

I just love flannel shirts.  Made from another Tina Givens pattern called Archie.  I played around with configuring the collar so it looks really cool instead of dorky.  But you can't really tell here.  so...

~ Trippen Dream Boots, the Happy Collection via ebay ~

The skirt is from a Katherine Tilton pattern, made a long while ago, Vogue 8837.

And that, my friends, are two out of three of my latest sewing adventures with the new Viking in town.  With many more in the wings (I imagine).

I'm even early for Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style (yay).  Hope to see you gorgeous gals there.  And almost late for Catherine's I will wear what I like faux fur party.  Simply must get these Trippens to Cherie's Shoe and Tell too.

p.s.  faux fur and lining is from Fabric MartAlthough they are out of those fabrics now, they are my favorite online source for great prices, fast service, and interesting fabrics.    

Vogue Fabrics is where my Viking Sewing Machine came from and the black knit with silver slivers fabric for my skirt.  They have a lousy website, but the store is close by (too close by) and they are unique and friendly.

p.p.s.  thanks to Sara for her photo-ing, great as ever.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

I've Got One Sweet Sewing Hangover

Yowsir, I can barely open my eyes.  And that's the truth.  (owhhh, this light is too dang bright)...

~ Katherina Fritsch, newspaper illustration ~

How did I get here, you might ask.  To the Seven Circles of the Sewing Cycle?

You know (sequence and duration may vary):  La De Dah, Denial, Anger, Negotiation, WTF, Acceptance and Now What?

Perhaps you've noticed my lack of participation in the bloggerhood lately, my barely being there.  I stand before you now and confess, this is why.  My Sewing Machine Broke!

~ Margarita Cabrera,  soft sculpture ~



Farethewell Singer.  

Hello Viking!

nuff said.

~ Cecilia Paredes, photography ~

 See you on the other side.