I’ve given one of my most popular patterns a facelift, updated some of the text, and added a few more illustrative images. Come take a look – it’s skirt-wearing season!Read More: Upgraded: Spring Wrap Skirt!
I sewed six more things from vintage sheets in the past week. Wanna see?Read More: Fun with vintage sheets, part two
What’s better than a Summer skirt that fits you in all the right places? Not much! July is Sew a Skirt Month at Polka Dot Cottage. Come see what we have planned!Read More: Sew a Skirt Month!
I designed this fabric, featuring my husband’s Clarkesworld Magazine Robot Overlord, and you can get some if you like! Coming soon: a skirt tutorial and a book tote tutorial, both featuring the robots.Read More: Robot Overlord Fabric? Cool.
Whether you are motivated by frugality, by the desire to live in an eco-friendly way, or by an abundance of fun and funky vintage sheets in your linen closet, this simple tutorial should appeal to you.Read More: I Like My Skirts Fast and Cheap, 2.0
I am beginning to think that wrap skirts are going to be for the Summer of 2011 what elastic-waist skirts were for the Summer of 2007. Time will tell, but I’m already off to a pretty good start. Here is the latest, made a few weeks ago to wear to Eamonn’s First Communion. Pattern: Spring […]Read More: Another wrap and a wardrobe question
Thank you, if you commented on my last post, emailed me, or posted on Facebook. It meant a lot to me. In flipping through the (many) skirts hanging in my closet this weekend, I realized that they were all in happy floral quilting cottons, funky thrifted bedsheets, or silly novelty fabrics. Nothing really struck me […]Read More: Wrapped up
Still experimenting with photographic pendants, in this installment of Summer Studio, come see the bits and pieces on my clay table, along with some of the other creative things I’ve got going on.Read More: Summer Studio
The sewing machine has been liberated from it’s basement prison, and I am scratching that itch. What did I choose to make? Something that wasn’t even on my list… I’m making a nice little pile of skirts in vintage fabrics. They’re (mostly) not for me, though. They’re destined for the shop, in fact. I’ve been […]Read More: Scratching that itch
Skirt weather has arrived, and oh, how I have missed it! I didn’t realize quite how much until I spent yesterday twirling around in my favorite a-line. Skirt-wearing brings a sort of effervescence with it that I find hard to capture in other ways. I suppose it’s just that it makes me feel “girly,” which […]Read More: Joy in the daydream