Here they are: my first pair of jeans! They’re the Mia jeans from our British friends at Sew Over It. I’m DELIGHTED with how they turned out, my sewing homies. […]
My Sewing Projects
A collection of my sewing makes.
Where do you stand in the knits vs. wovens battle? And which do you like to sew more? Let’s compare the two types of fabrics by looking at two dresses. […]
The Lucent visor from Pattern Fantastique is a piece of work, and I mean that in the best way. When I showed it to the hubs, he called it my “bonnet,” but quickly added, “It’s a cool, modern bonnet.” I’ll take it! I refer to my Lucent visor as my “urban bonnet,” in homage to the urban sombrero on “Seinfeld” — except the Lucent visor is no joke. […]
Boy, it’s been a minute since I sewed a Big 4 pattern! I bought Simplicity 8379 in summer 2017 during one of Jo-Ann’s infamous 99-cent pattern sale. The voluminous side draping (aka, the manta ray “wings”) and minimal pattern pieces (dress, neck binding, and armhole binding) intrigued me, so I thought, “What the heck. Get […]
I was a lucky-duck pattern tester for the new, ultra-chic Victory Patterns Ulysses trench! This garment has style for miles, and I fear it’s too fashionable for my stay-at-home parent life. […]
Sewists of the universe, I took the Made-to-Measure leggings class! In the online Made-to-Measure leggings course, you measure your body, draft a custom leggings pattern, and stitch yourself a pair of second-skin leggings. […]
Sharpen my ax and call me Pauline Bunyan! Behold, it’s my “lumberjill” Darling Ranges dress! When you think about lumberjacks, you think about flannel. So a flannel dress OBVIOUSLY screams lumberjill. […]
I was a lucky pattern tester for the Victory Patterns Esther pants! Victory Patterns released these wide-legged trousers as part of its three-piece Arima capsule collection, which also features a modular knit top/dress and oversized cardigan/robe. The collection is modern, glamorous, and wearable, all at the same time.
A while back I lamented how I longed to sew tried-and-true patterns. Well, I scratched that itch by batch sewing four Megan Nielsen Briar T-shirts. (It was going to be five Briars, but my serger and I had a misunderstanding. Oops.) […]
When I told Adoring Husband my plans to sew the Named Ruri sweatpants, he had a good laugh. First, because I described my vision for “fancy SUEDED scuba sweatpants,” which does sound kinda corny. […]