Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Alterations and hem rolling

If you have ever wondered why a Hermes scarf costs what it does, this is the video to explain that for you. I am working on altering a bias cut prom dress, and found this vid fascinating. And a little daunting - I'm working on a bias, the pulling will distort the hem. Which led me to this Worth a look.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Handy Shopper is Free!

Here in Seattle, we are going to lose our plastic bags. Now I am good for the ones for the grocery store, but as I was leaving the drug store, I realized that I would have moments when I needed a bag for that stuff. The little stuff. Prescriptions. So an hour later, I have the Handy Shopper.
You gather it to the corner with the elastic.
You keep going.
You pull the elastic over.
I am so smart! Must go have a tasty treat! Which I could put in the bag.... No. In me.