Garment Rescue 1212

Photo of my jacket hood which was decorative but which is now functional
Sew along with me as I turn pieces languishing in my closet to things that beg to be worn.

Garment Rescue 1212: What Is It?

Like many people, I have a few pieces in my wardrobe that I have always liked, but, for one reason or another, never wear.

So this year, instead of another round of clear-out-and-go-shopping, I’m challenging myself to remake the pieces I don’t wear.

One piece per month for all of 2021.

It’s a chance to learn a few new tailoring techniques and to transform unused items into clothing that will, hopefully, become part of the regular rotation.

So join me!

Here are the rescues so far:

January: Decorative Jacket Hood Becomes Functional

February: Bye Bye Batwings

March: A Most Unfortunate Hemline

April: Springtime Sleep Mask

May: Tell Me Where It Hurts

A Tale of Three Prototypes

One of the things I say to aspiring authors is that the number one reason a writer never sees publication is that they don’t finish that first draft. The thing is, first drafts are ugly. They’re universally terrible. Anyone who says they’re a one-draft writer either has no sense of quality control, or they’re lying.Continue reading “A Tale of Three Prototypes”

The covers from three Jess Faraday books: The Fiend in the Fog, Death by Cupcake and Dust to Dust.

A Tale of Three Releases

They say to never read reviews, but I always do. I suspect I’m not the only one. In the past six months, I’ve had three releases: one novel (The Fiend in the Fog), a 10,000 word novelette (Dust to Dust), and an anthology (Death by Cupcake), which I edited some time ago. The Fiend inContinue reading “A Tale of Three Releases”

The covers from three Jess Faraday books: The Fiend in the Fog, Death by Cupcake and Dust to Dust.

Pandemic Trio

Story ideas are rarely in short supply, but sometimes getting them into a presentable state takes a lot longer than it should. And then…then there are times when I blink and suddenly there are three new projects with my name on them. The Fiend in the Fog A disgraced physician, an aspiring alchemist, and aContinue reading “Pandemic Trio”

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