Tag: green

EvaDress 1934 Frock (as separates) by Heather Lee Bea 2013.

Made for Me: 1934 Blouse & Skirts

At long last I have made another of my 1930s EvaDress patterns. The pattern is actually for a dress, but since I didn’t have quite enough rayon for the entire thing, I decided to do just the top and wear it … Read More

Finished lettering detail. Harvest embroidery by HLB.

Not your typical embroidery gig…

Last spring, I was asked if I could create a piece of needlework for a local theatre company. The image was to be used was promotion for a play. And that’s how I ended up hand embroidering a pot leaf. … Read More

Embroidered tea towel detail

Wedding Shower Gifts

My brother-in-law (if I was married) and his fiancée are getting married in the fall. Both families threw showers for the bride to be, so I made up some mostly non traditional gifts for them. Gift registries are great but … Read More

Vintage cottons for lovely summer frocks!

Recent Vintage Treasures

I’ve been busy busy working on a show, but the other day did some impromptu shopping at a place I forgot existed in an old warehouse in chinatown. I’d been there before but never fully explored the treasures to be … Read More

Placemat edging detail

Home: Atomic Print Placemats

The Boy and I recently traded in our kitschy pink top 50s dining table for a proper grown up teak number with matching chairs. It is lovely but I live in constant fear of damaging it… So time for some … Read More

Gertie's Pencil Skirt x3

Gertie’s Pencil Skirt: Three Ways

Like many lucky sewists this past holiday season, I received a copy of Gertie’s New Book of Better Sewing. It happens that my birthday is very close to another big holiday in December, so it was in fact a birthday … Read More

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Projects of 2012: Sewing

There were fewer sewing related projects this year as compared to others. I was doing more stage management and lots of new apartment fixing, cleaning and organizing. Here are the hightlights:     Plan for 2013 is to work on … Read More