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Getting Things Sewn Turns 2

Readers, Yesterday, February 16, meant that another year has gone by and Getting Things Sewn is 2. In Getting Things Sewn’s second year, the grand total of things I got sewn was… Zero! You heard right. Zero. I did make progress, however. Let’s take a...

Who’s Afraid of a Sewing UFO?

Readers, A couple of days ago I found myself strolling over to my rolling baker’s rack, where I store my sewing projects on full-size baking sheets, and pulling out my oldest, most guilt-ridden UFO (UnFinished Object): my dreaded Sportcoat Project.I was simply...

London-Bound

Readers, The subject line read “Bespoke Tailoring–2-week short course at FTM.” “FTM” is the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. I had visited it as part of my research two and a half years ago for “Sewing Destination: London,...

Testing for Doneness

Readers, When is a sewing project done? Is it when I’ve made the last stitch? Pulled out the last tailor tack? Given it a final press? Cleared my worktables and vacuumed up the trimmings? Modeled the garment and written about it for the blog? When I’ve...