Monday, September 2, 2013

A Real Master Craftsman

News about Mr. Jim MacFarland, a Master Tailor, is really getting around blogland.  Thanks Victoria of Ten Thousand Hours of Sewing for introducing him to those of us who had never heard of him.  A trip to his blog, The Lost Art of Fine Tailoring will give you more information about the master craftsman.  It would be amazing having a tenth of his knowledge for my arsenal.


You might enjoy the video -  Waistband, Ban Roll and Hook & Eye that is posted on his blog.  I want to take some of his classes.  I have to work out the logistics.  I wish his school was in North Carolina.  I will certainly be following his blog posts.  Don't forget to enter for a chance to win the DVDs.

Friday, October 5, 2012

In Pursuit of a Good Fitting Pair of Pants

I am nearing the finish line.  I will as God is my witness, have a good fitting pair of pants (in my Scarlett O'Hara voice).  I just want a pair of pants that fit me.  I know I have quite a few fit issues but I really, really want a good fitting pair of pants.  Today, I am wearing a pair of black chambray pants.  They seem to have stretched out since I put them on this morning.  I drafted these pants from my Pattern Master Boutique (PMB) software.  I tweaked the fit and thought I had conquered the ill fit monster.  I will make some necessary adjustments and keep working on my fit.  My ultimate goal is a nice pant wardrobe.  Come along for the journey, it promises to be a little bumpy but for me, so well worth the trip. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Elmer, Joyce, Ellen & DS

In Memory of my mother, Elmer.  You were and continue to be the "Wind Beneath My Wings."


In Honor of my Mother-in-Law, Sadie.  You have truly been a mother to me.  I love you dearly and cherish you for the wonder MIL you are to me.

Happy Mother's Day to all my Moms, Lillie Pearl, Thelma, Sallie, Polly, Rosa, Mazell, Mary, Albertha, Pharolee, etc.  - to all the strong women that had a hand in making me the woman I am today.  I Love You All and Thank You!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

RIP Whitney Houston

RIP Whitney Houston

Whitney Elizabeth Houston    August 9, 1963 to February 11, 2012