Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Holiday Gift Roundup & This Month's Handmade Projects

Hello everyone! Can you believe that November is nearly over? I. Cannot. I just can't. This month has simply disappeared into days at my sewing machine, hours spent ironing and photographing and typing. It has slipped away with hot cups of coffee at 6am and then again at 3pm. I have been a very busy girl this past month and I thought I'd share with you today everything that has been going on!

Where to start? First of all, I was officially voted to be included in BurdaStyle's Best of Blogging and I am absolutely thrilled. Thrilled! I am so honored. So, if you voted for me


Also, it's fall and because that's my favorite season, my Instagram has been jam-packed with plaid, and pumpkins and fall goodness. If you have an account follow me! @palindromedrygoods, I'd love to be insta-friends.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

McCall's 7162 in Taupe Crepe de Chine

I constructed this McCall's pattern, designed by Laura Ashley, #M7162 from a beautiful 100% silk in a crepe de chine weight. It's the exact same silk I made this top with but in a different color. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

1940's Jerkin from Vintage Plaid Wool

Handmade Jerkin from a Vintage Pattern and Vintage Plaid Wool by Palindrome Dry Goods
Photo by Permanent Glimpse Photography

Happy weekend everyone!

Since I've been making so many things out of wool plaid lately (like this skirt, this tunic, and this other skirt) I figured I'd just run with it and share something else out of wool plaid. I'm goin' all the way with this theme. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sewing Machine Troubleshooting - 3 Basic Fixes

Sewing Machine Troubleshooting - How to Fix Your Sewing Machine

Sewing machines are amazing inventions, aren't they? They save us hours and hours of time, and many pricked fingers. However, when your sewing machine makes jumbles of thread, snaps needles, breaks thread or groans/beeps/squeaks at you, it can be extremely frustrating.

Today I'd like to go over three actions that I do every time my machine acts up. I always recommend these steps to my beginning sewing students and I find that they fix the majority of my mechanical issues.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Vintage Butterick 3042 in Wool Plaid

I wrote previously about my affinity for wrap skirts and so when I found vintage Butterick 3042 on Etsy, I had to add it to my collection.