“seams legit” sewing lesson: briefs!

"Seams Legit" February Lesson: Briefs!e

We had a lovely time sewing socks last month; for February and March we are kicking it up a notch with some lingerie!

This month, besides learning a bit more about knit-sewing, we are also going to be using a rotary cutter and mat. This means that the rest of my “Seams Legit” classes will assume rotary cutting. And please – don’t panic! Panties are the perfect garment to practice rotary cutting. Make several pair! During March’s bralette project will finesse our skills even more. While there are many videos out there demonstrating rotary cutting, I will be talking over it while livestreaming too. Find a mat and a cutter – invest in yourself!

So! Let’s talk panties!

“seams legit” calendar & schedule

Today we went live on Facebook and made up our Jalie socks; we had a great time! I was especially pleased that several people sewed their own socks along with me, and others gave feedback on the stream. This kind of participation really helps me create a helpful and coherent stream.

If you are just finding this post, but want to make the socks yourself, you can start at my materials list, and continue on.

“seams legit” sewing lesson: thermal socks!

Kelly Hogaboom, Thermal Socks LivestreamUpdate: the streaming class is available here on Facebook. A little of the audio is muted but only here and there; you should be able to follow along just fine.

Happy New Year!

Dear readers, I have been working very hard on developing my streaming sewing channel – with loads of help from you all! I am still working on some of the tech assembly – lights, and additional cameras and furnishings – and to that end your donations help me a great deal. If you have the funds, any amount helps. Thank you for your support!

aromatic cooking

Tonight I carefully slice into a red bell pepper, then a green one, and finally a cheerful purple onion. I cut a quarter wedge from each of these and slice as thinly as my patience will allow. I am exhausted, and I am trying to prepare a new dish. So I move slowly; but I do move. I heat up two types of tortillas (microwave under a damp cloth napkin) and wrap them in heavy foil packets into the warmed oven. Having pickled a jalapeño (while the others roast in oil and salt), I dice it finely and add to the marinade hosting thick tempeh slices. I halve cherry tomatoes into a bowl and gently combine them with a little oil, salt, sugar: set aside. I fry up the seitan chick’n strips – having pre-baked them dry and chewy in the oven – and add the peppers and onions and more pickled jalapeño. The kitchen warms brilliantly with the fragrance of peppers and onions and the family cheers a little. Finally: I slice avocado, bring out the lime cashew cream, and the purple slaw, my husband prepared earlier. We don’t set the table as my work is spilled across it, but join one another convivially on the couch to watch a quaint baking show before we go our separate ways again for the evening.