Shout out to the 2015 Ready to Wear Fasters!

Seam Queen

Batwing Top A Member of the RTW Fasters

From the blog: Goodbye Valentino the  RTF (ready to wear fasters) have been presented:

Ready to Wear Fasters for 2015 

We are a diverse group of sewers who have pledged not to buy any clothing this year. The rules are simple: No purchases of ALL clothing including outerwear, dresses, tops, pants, shorts, sweaters, coats, fitness apparel, jeans and bathing suits. Shoes, socks and under garments are permitted.

2015 Goodbye Valentino RTW Fast

From Sarah’s Blog post:

“Why sew rather than buy clothes for one year?

I started my first Ready to Wear Fast in 2011 to save money, but the RTW Fast led me on an interesting journey of self discovery and enlightenment. No doubt I improved my sewing skills, but the fast led me to experiment with new styles and colors, develop a sense of discipline and a sense of freedom. I emerged as a more thoughtful consumer and…

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Jewelry Pouch Tutorial

This is lovely


You spoke, I listened.

Plus I really, really wanted to make one of these for myself!
And as long as I was making….

So, as mentioned in the previous post I wanted to make one just a bit larger but didn’t know how inches would translate into usable space. So I decided to just go for it. Previous post gives smaller measurements using the same idea.

To get started you will need:
2 ~ 18″ circles of fabric
2 ~ 13″ circles of fabric
3 ~ 5 3/4″ circles of scrap batting
2 ~ 26″ ribbons

I started out with folding the fabric for the body, outer and lining, into quarters and stacking them. My plan is to cut a circle, of each, 18″. My tool only measures 8″ which would make a 16″ circle. I trace it, anyway.


I then proceeded to add another inch to bring it to…

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