It's over. 31 Days of wearing something I made every day has come to an end and it was amazing! So, here's the overview of my Week Four, plus the last three days of May just to sewfully round it out! This is a bit long, so grab a nice beverage and settle in. There's… Continue reading Me Made May 2017 – Week Four + Three Days
Oh, my . . . Week Three already! How time flies when you're wearing things that you've made. Come with me for a fast tour through what I wore for Week Three of Me Made May! Day 15 - My Casual Tee shows its stripes with Terracotta Warriors Seattle is one of just two USA… Continue reading Me Made May 2017 – Week Three
Oh, Pants. They've always been the problem child in my wardrobe. I buy them and they don't fit. I sew them and they don't fit. So I just avoid them like the scary nightmares they are and yet, what I wear most are pants. This is my story of bravery and pant-conquest! When I taught… Continue reading My Artisan Pants – Conquering Pant Fear
I'm REALLY enjoying Me Made May!! I committed to myself that I would wear something I made each day of May 2017 and it has been revolutionary for me. Here's a recap of Week Two. If you missed Week One, click here. And, if you'd like to see my May Makes every day, follow me… Continue reading Me Made May 2017 – Week Two
"I’m a big fan of the patterns published by The Sewing Workshop. They suit my personal style well and offer lots of options for fabric play. Since the Odette and Ivy Top pattern designs involve color and print blocking possibilities, it was perfect for my most recent make - all from my carefully, curated fabric stash!… Continue reading My Sewing Workshop Ivy Tunic
A couple of years ago I bought a lovely, spiral bound notebook and I'm using it to keep track of my sewing projects. The key words here are "I'm using it", because I actually own three other lovely little notebooks that I've never used!
For years I've seen CNT Patterns A Little Somethin' Jacket made by my friends, loved it and thought I should make one. I even bought the pattern - twice. That's how much I loved it. So, when I planned the patterns I used in my Double Gauze Fashions class at the Sewing Expo, I knew I… Continue reading A Little Color Blocked Jacket
While I love a stylish pair of zip front pants or jeans, my self-sewn pants usually sport an elastic waistband. It's easy, quick and oh-so-comfy to wear......factors that are often important when I'm sewing! For many years I've successfully sewn and taught waistband elastic and been pleased with the results. I'll list my traditional steps below along… Continue reading A New Trick for Waistband Elastic
Using Indygo Junction's Urban Tunic pattern, I chose a solid, soft grey and a coordinating toile print.
When your husband wants to take you to Maui, first you say yes, then you plan what you want to sew!