One of the joys of sewing is to be able to make garments work for our body. We sewists say that a lot, but this post is another example of how sewing for ourselves gives us power to make fashion choices that increase our self confidence. In this instance, it was a pattern that I … Continue reading Perfect Linen for Summer
I had the brilliant idea to use oilcloth to sew rain jackets for my boys. Brilliant because they love them, but sewing them was...the opposite of brilliant. I’ve worked with laminated cotton before, so that wasn’t really the issue because I knew ahead of time what I was getting into. But oilcloth is stiffer than … Continue reading When it Rains…
Hey, Cali Fabrics Fans! I am so excited to share one of my latest makes with you all. I made the Colette Patterns Aster top. I made version 2 with the pleats at the shoulders. This pattern has been on my to make list since the pattern came out because those pleats are such a cool … Continue reading Colette Aster in Tencel
Welcome to chambray week. Sit back with your tray tables in their upright and locked positions and enjoy the ride! You're in for a treat! 6 amazing bloggers have worked their magic with chambray fabric from CaliFabrics and have some inspiration for you. Classic Blue Cotton Chambray First of all, we need to make … Continue reading Chambray Week Introduction
Last time I showed you a cute spring dress made with Cali Liverpool knit, using the first Big 4 pattern I've sewn with in years! I liked that dress so much that I decided to try View B as well! And no surprises, I love it too! Big florals like this one from Cali Fabrics are … Continue reading Back for more Big 4 – and loving Liverpool knits!
There's something cool going on in the sewing community! It's a children's sewing competition called Project Run & Play. Project Run & Play is the Indie Sewing community's version of Project Runway...but for sewing children's apparel! Each week, the designers compete to create their best outfit based on a theme. A panel of "celebrity" judges … Continue reading Project Run & Play!!!
Am I the only one that can’t stop making cozy knits over the winter? Despite having to wear business casual during the week all week at work, I can’t wait for the weekend to put on comfy raglans, sweatshirts and tees. We’re getting a glimmer of Spring here in Northern Virginia, but it’s still chilly … Continue reading Double Trouble | Rockford Raglans times 2!
Have you seen the fancy sweatshirt trend? Or maybe you’ve heard it called the dressed up sweatshirt? Well, I’m officially on that train. As a mom at home with my 8 kids, looking pulled together while still being comfortable are about as high as my priorities get! For this dressed up sweatshirt, I used the … Continue reading Fancy Sweatshirt Trend
Recently I sewed a 16 piece capsule wardrobe for my baby in her next size. In my last post, I showed you the bubble skirt I made from "earth" floral London Calling lawn fabric. That fabric inspired and became the theme of much of the rest of the wardrobe. First of all, I picked a … Continue reading Fabric Suggestions for a Child Capsule Wardrobe
Hey Makers! Happy New Year! I don't know about you but I have a lot of big sewing plans this year. I want to do more pattern hacking and drafting. First up for pattern hacking is this version of McCall's 7351. This pattern is originally a fit and flare shirt dress style. I knew I … Continue reading Shirt Dress Hack