Month: May 2010

From earring to necklace in too many steps

One earring, two pierced ears. Hrm. Instructions: 1. Buy beautiful earrings at cute boutique. Erin and the earrings cross the Brooklyn Bridge in June 2008. 2. Love earrings. Wear them tons. Collect many compliments. Take them on vacation. 3. Wear earrings to your class reunion. Break an earring on the dance floor while partying like […]


Tour VHHQ

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am moving. But before my sweet little ranch is bought by some person with fabulous taste, I thought I’d show you some of the stuff I’ve made around here. Arts-and-Crafts-inspired valance. This valance, in the master bedroom, was the first thing I sewed using a pattern. It […]

Black chain pencil skirt: Hold fast

Hand-sewing the button. How very analog! OK, homies. The next thing I did to the muslin was add a buttonhole, and it was so easy, it was practically a nonevent. The buttonhole foot is goofy looking. The button goes in an adjustable holder the back. By some technological magic, the buttonhole foot knows, based on […]

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