This show-and-tell was a year in the making. I first cut into the polka dot fabric sometime after Thanksgiving last year. I was so sure that I knew what I was doing, that I didn’t even crack open the book for the directions. I just placed my pattern pieces on the fabric, cut out the […]Read More: Spotty
We saw some turkey fabric last month, while we were killing time at a Jo-Ann’s in Maryland, and Eamonn asked if we could buy some for pajama pants. Eamonn was four years old, last time I made him seasonal pj pants. Aidan was seven. And now, four years later, Eamonn has long outgrown his own […]Read More: Better late than never?
You’re looking at another (my third) pair of Amy Butler In Stitches lounge pants. My other two pairs are very springy and summery, and I was feeling more like wearing oranges and greens than I was aquas and pinks, and I guess that was just the push I needed to make enough table space for […]Read More: Lounge pants, Fall-style
So, the first week of March is nearly behind us and I feel that old familiar longing that always creeps in at this time of year. I look around my yard, and everything is still brown and gray. Nothing is blooming. Winter still has a firm grip. Shouldn’t it be receding by now? Shouldn’t […]Read More: Spring flowers
From the moment I saw the lounge pants in Amy Butler’s In Stitches, I was smitten. This was two years ago, and I had barely a month of sewing under my belt. Every delicious project in that book looked impossibly complicated to me, so after a month of drooling over the pants, the apron, and […]Read More: Not so intimidating anymore