Saturday, November 7, 2015

Bright White

 Now that I have decided to make my wardrobe mostly black and white, like this neat closet that I found on Pinterest, I had to find white fabrics that would make interesting shirts. No problem, white on white quilting prints are just the thing.Use it or lose it. | 15 Minimalist Hacks To Maximize Your Life Give your wardrobe a minimal overhaul and discover less stress getting dressed and lots of time saved on laundry.:

 For color I added a fabric necklace made from rayon tapes and yarns, with silk 'flags'. This time I added split cuffs to the sleeves, a breast pocket and my usual patch and knot.
I've been thinking about what makes it pleasurable to sew clothes for myself.
1. My studio is arranged to make it simple to cut and press and sew, with open spaces and plenty of light.
2. Using the same pattern over and over again eliminates the worry about fit. Of course I did make a muslin first to insure that it would work on my figure.
3. Having patience, which one learns from past mistakes, and quitting before I get too tired.
4. Making incremental changes or improvements as one makes the next garment.
5. The serger angels have been on my side through all this sewing. A miracle for which I am eternally thankful.


  1. I'm loving these shirts! So infinitely wearable! And I'll bet you enjoy having a mannequin/dress form, no?

  2. Ahhh, the serging Angels. So nice to have them on your side!

  3. I have some of the same fabric... I LOVE white on white...and dots...

  4. What made you decide on white and black after so much color?

  5. I love this white shirt! I wondered where your color would come in... I love it!!!

  6. Wonderful white on white shirt. Wonder if you made the necklace. Great idea.