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
Happy New Year everyone! One of my reSEWlutions this year is to try new things. And of course that includes new fabrics I've never tried before! I hold Adrianna, the designer behind Hey June Patterns responsible for this new fabric obsession of mine. When she updated the Union St. Tee pattern, she updated the fabric … Continue reading New Year, New Favorite Fabric: Modal!
Last post I blogged about a Jalie raglan and McCalls sleeveless cardi that I'd sewn with TNT (Tried'N'True) patterns. Well, I'm back today with another TNT Jalie pattern, in a gorgeous floral rayon french terry from Cali Fabrics! This time it's the Jalie hoodie, minus the hoodie and with a rectangular cowl instead! This is … Continue reading Another TNT for winter!
It’s that time of year…corduroy time! Now I’ve got to admit, corduroy is one of my oldest fabric loves! I mean it’s so great to sew with; stable and pliable but soft and comfortable to wear. Let me show you what I mean. After scouring the corduroy selection at CaliFabrics, I settled on some Brown … Continue reading Baby Wale Corduroy 3 Ways
Despite loving the style of sheath dresses, I tend to wear them only on business formal days because they’re so uncomfortable. Enter the Lodo dress - comfortable enough to wear any time of the day or night. The Lodo is a sheath dress made from a stable knit. It features subtle sleeves, a v-neck, and … Continue reading Work-Appropriate Secret Pajamas!: One dress, Three ways
One of the rare occasions when I stand in front of my me-made wardrobe and complain that I have ‘nothing to wear’ is when I’m getting ready to spend the day on an airplane. I have some upcoming trips this fall so I decided to make an outfit for airplane travel with part of my … Continue reading Taking Flight in Flowers
Hey, Fabric Lovers! How are you doing? I am enjoying the last fleeting days of summer. Even though fall is my favorite season and I have a ton of fall sewing plans, the sunning warm summer days are fading fast. I haven't done much sewing this summer since we moved to Chicago. I have been … Continue reading Summer, Don’t Go!