Handmade Wardrobe · sewing

The Six Year Kimono

I LOVE this kimono now, but it was a definite struggle! It began with vintage Japanese fabrics that I loved, pieced together, put in a drawer, dragged back out, re-assembled and finally finished. Six. Years. Later. Yes, you read that right. Six. Years. And, both the kimono and I lived to tell the tale! For… Continue reading The Six Year Kimono

Handmade Wardrobe · sewing

My Pumpkin Spice Kimono

In my ongoing obsession with kimonos, I decided to try the Indygo Junction Contemporary Kimono with fabrics from my stash. The colors are marvelously Fall-friendly and definitely convey the flavor of Pumpkin Spice! Every Fabric Has a Story Years ago, I fell in love with and purchased a stunning Yukata Cotton fabric from local purveyor… Continue reading My Pumpkin Spice Kimono

Fabric · Giveaways · Handmade Wardrobe · sewing

Art Gallery Rayon Kimono Gorgeousness

A couple of months back, fabulous Art Gallery Fabrics sent me a STUNNING piece of rayon to try out. Oh, my . . . I had such fun with this fabric and now I have a FABRIC GIVEAWAY for you! Watch for the Giveaway entry info at the end of this post . . .… Continue reading Art Gallery Rayon Kimono Gorgeousness

Handmade Wardrobe · sewing · Upcycle Sewing

My Indonesian Sarong Kimono

My fabulously colorful Kimono began it's life as an Indonesian Sarong from Jakarta.  A little snip here, a little seam there and it's now my newest favorite thing to wear!! In June, my hubby spent two weeks traveling through Southeast Asia and . . . buying fabric for me!!! Yes, he IS the best husband… Continue reading My Indonesian Sarong Kimono

Fabric · Handmade Wardrobe · sewing · Sewing With Knits

Knit Batik Wrap Magic

Knit Batik? Yes, there is such a thing and it's fabulous!! It's marvelously soft once washed, it's extremely versatile, and super comfy to wear. So, the piece I purchased at this year's Sewing & Stitchery Expo was perfect for the Indygo Junction Warm & Cozy Wrap pattern! The Magic of Knit Batik A couple of… Continue reading Knit Batik Wrap Magic

Handmade Wardrobe · sewing

Double Gauze Tunic Twinning and a Giveaway

A few weeks before the Portland Quilt Market show, I fell in love. My hubby didn't mind . . . because it was just fabric - again! Fabric love led to fabric obsession and now there's a GIVEAWAY you can enter! (Info at the end of this post.) As I was cruising Instagram one night… Continue reading Double Gauze Tunic Twinning and a Giveaway

Handmade Wardrobe · sewing

Sewing When Your Technology Rebels

You haven't heard from me for a while, but I have been sewing! So, here's a quick update on my Sewful Life adventures during The Great 2018 Technology Rebellion.  (That's my positive spin on "everything broke and I thought I'd go CRAZY"!) There will be more posts soon! Quilt Market With the Dying Miss Phone… Continue reading Sewing When Your Technology Rebels

Handmade Wardrobe · me made may · sewing

Me Made May 2018 Week One + 3 Days

As promised, here's a recap of my Week One Me Made May 2018 posts! I'm thoroughly enjoying my commitment to wear something I've made every day. Watch for more Weekly Recaps every Friday! Are you joining in? I hope so. It's never too late! If you need some incentive, click here to find out why… Continue reading Me Made May 2018 Week One + 3 Days

Handmade Wardrobe · sewing · Sewing With Knits

Alabama Chanin-ish Stitching + A Giveaway

I did it! My first attempt at Alabama Chanin style reverse applique is done and I love it!! Texture Clothing's amazing knits were perfect for this project. You can enter to win some for yourself - there's a giveaway at the end of this post! When I first got a copy of Indygo Junction's Slight… Continue reading Alabama Chanin-ish Stitching + A Giveaway

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T-Shirt Sewing Tips + Lark Tee Winner

Since we've been talking about the Lark Tee for the last couple of weeks, I thought you'd appreciate a few more t-shirt sewing tips. Fortunately, I already have this written and it's on the Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets blog! DIY T-Shirt Sewing Tips + The Winner First things first! Christianne is the winner of the… Continue reading T-Shirt Sewing Tips + Lark Tee Winner