It’s summer, so naturally I have gotten in the mood to supplement my handmade wardrobe. There was once a time when I loved sewing and I did quite a bit of it, but now I see it more as a means to an end. I love having a handmade wardrobe, and the most efficient way to add to it is to spend a few nights sewing. So, once or twice a year I do that.Read More: Two Dresses. And Then Two More.
I needed some new tops to wear to work, so I went back to my old, easy standby: Built by Wendy, Simplicity 3835. I’ve been sewing this pattern for 11 years! It’s the first shirt I learned to sew, and it’s still the easiest. It’s got nothing in the way of shaping, so no fussy darts to mess with. And the simple pattern shapes are easy to modify.Read More: She sews!
I sewed a second Dress No. 1, and I love it! I think I was made to wear green plaid…Read More: Dress No. 1 Number Two
I’ve been sewing! Come see my 100 Acts of Sewing Dress No. 1 in Telephones Aqua. You don’t have to call it that, though – it’s kind of a mouthful 🙂Read More: Dress No. 1
I’m so happy to be sharing my brand new shop with you today, along with a coupon good for 25% all patterns, tutorials, and printables! Come have a look around, kick the tires, and maybe drive off in your own snazzy new downloadable 🙂Read More: Grand Opening + a coupon!
I designed my own fabric, and then I used some of it to create a reversible version of the Beatrix top. Come see!Read More: (Theoretically) Reversible Beatrix
Sometimes my taste in clothing is surprisingly compatible with my essentially lazy sewing style.Read More: Hacking Beatrix
I couldn’t ask for a more conducive-to-sewing Christmas Eve, but I kind of just want to leave the sewing stuff on the floor where it is, and lay around all morning instead.Read More: To sew or not to sew
Many of you already know that I take plain crochet hooks and add snazzy polymer clay handles to them (and if you don’t know that, you can see what I mean here). Every since I started doing this, I’ve been on the lookout for tools I could supply to the knitters out there. So far, […]Read More: Fancy doo-dads for the sewing / quilting crowd
I made three new Beatrix (Made by Rae) tops this week, all three with modifications and varying degrees of success.Read More: Buttonless Beatrix x 3