Where flypaper thoughts will be landing in the future
Sewing on the edge
by Barbara
1y ago
 First of all thank you thank you. I have been really touched by the comments posted here on the retirement of this blog and by the private messages I have also received. I think both you and I will miss Flypaper thoughts the most. For that reason I have decided that my new reader newsletter, you can sign up here at babsemodi.com  will also, and always, include a Flypaper thoughts section. This will make me happy. Flypaper thoughts is my real voice. The reader newsletter will also contain info on my writing projects that right now include one non-fiction book How to be an Older ..read more
Visit website
A retirement and redirection
Sewing on the edge
by Barbara
1y ago
 Hello my good sewing friends and friends of this blog. After some deep thought I have decided to retire from this blog after a very interesting 13 years writing it. I thought it made sense to do this officially rather than just let it all fade away. There are several reasons I have decided to do this. The first of which is that when I wrote my last book I realized it was pretty much all I have to say about garment construction. I don't think there is another sewing book in me to write. Most of the techniques I use all the time I have described in my two books, over the years in ..read more
Visit website
Flypaper thoughts back home version
Sewing on the edge
by Barbara
1y ago
Arrived home a day ago Wonderful, wonderful trip to see my family in California A year and a half way too long Berkeley Do you have vanilla ice cream? No Do you have chocolate ice cream? No Well then What do you recommend? Our cardamon is very popular Good reason Stonemountain and Daughter was closed to the public I did walk down though and stare through the open door While they filled orders  Including mine Saved so much money Because I couldn't get close enough to hear  The bolts calling my name Practised my Spanish on the men on the corners waiting for work So polite th ..read more
Visit website
Quick request
Sewing on the edge
by Barbara
1y ago
  I have many pattern reviews to do and some flypaper thoughts to share. But before I start those I have one request to put out there. For those of you who have bought my new book online, can you leave an honest review on the site where you made that purchase? My community team, all those who came through and helped this project launch during a pandemic, and I would appreciate it. Also browsers should have an accurate idea about how this book may or may not be useful to them. That's it. Now back to the real business ..read more
Visit website
Oasis dress from Sinclair patterns
Sewing on the edge
by Barbara
1y ago
 Continuing with my catch up reviews of various patterns (I am working up to my reviews of the new Jalies next) here is one of the Oasis knit dress from Sinclair patterns. I am always on the lookout for easy to wear knit dresses and I thought the asymmetrical waist on this one looked interesting. To be truthful I was sorry to see empire waistlines fade out of fashion. I am long waisted and they suit me by redressing that balance. Apart from pinning all the pleats in place, this is an extremely fast and easy pattern. Both the neckline and cap sleeves are finished wit ..read more
Visit website
Stylearc Iris dress
Sewing on the edge
by Barbara
1y ago
 As my Instagram followers would know, I am currently in Berkeley California visiting my family there. I was cut off from travel to see them for over a year and a half. Being here is like water to a plant. I hadn't realized just how much not seeing my kids was taking out of me until I got here. I am doing a lot of childcare right now, which thrills me, to bridge a period between a nanny and the start of nursery school. Because my daughter-in-law does a truly amazing job of running her household, despite two high pressure careers in this family, I have some time to myself du ..read more
Visit website
Kitt knit dress from Stylearc
Sewing on the edge
by Barbara
1y ago
 A while ago I posted that I am revisiting some of Stylearc's simple shapes and I am overdue in my posts about them. So here we go.  Right now I am in Berkeley visiting my son, daughter-in-law and youngest grandchild after a very, very long time. I will be here for another two weeks. This visit is overdue thanks to Covid and I am refilling my well. We are busy of course with an almost three-year-old but I am able in the evenings to catch up a bit. So let's start with Stylearc's Kitt dress. This pattern was a freebie a while ago and so I acquired it. Getting ready for my trip I d ..read more
Visit website
The Jensen shirt on one of my favourite models
Sewing on the edge
by Barbara
1y ago
 The son who has recently moved to Texas was back this weekend for a wedding. That gave me a chance to hand over the linen Jensen shirt to him and to snap a picture when we went out for breakfast. He's tall and lean like we all are so the only alteration I made to the XL version was to add two inches in body length. I also made sure to pre-wash and pre-shrink the linen because I know that chances of this shirt being ironed, unless I am there to visit, are not incredibly high. Just see how wrinkled it got from sitting for an hour in a restaurant. Got to roll with it. The linen was from Bla ..read more
Visit website
Flypaper thoughts first of August version
Sewing on the edge
by Barbara
1y ago
You are kidding August 1st? After a year of everything going too slow This came on too fast However in two weeks I will be seeing my kids in the US About time, about time We all need more hellos and fewer goodbyes I have spent the last month Sewing for everyone Treading water at the bottom of water slides Saying you can do it you can do it Having dinners with the table full after a long, long pause Remembering my recipes for crowds Hearing about heat waves everywhere else While I think I feel fall in the air here And writing Few projects there This year has taught more than all the meditation ..read more
Visit website
Wardrobe by me patterns
Sewing on the edge
by Barbara
1y ago
I love patterns and buy a fair number of them but am fairly cautious about new Indie lines. I like to make one pattern in a new to me company to test the fit and construction before I buy any more from them. In the last month I have made two Wardrobe by me patterns, both men's shirts. The first one was the going away shirt I made for my son a couple of posts ago from this pattern: The second shirt was from this pattern, it's a linen shirt he will pick up when he is home from Texas this coming weekend for a wedding. He wanted it collarless so I just used the band and left off the collar ..read more
Visit website

Follow Sewing on the edge on Feedspot

Continue with Google
OR