My Sewing Projects

A collection of my sewing makes.


Bridgetown backless, the forever dress

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This week’s post is all about the April pattern for Project #SewMyStyle: the Bridgetown backless dress and tunic from Sew House Seven. Guys, this dress took me forever to sew. It was just one thing after another. This dress isn’t composed of a ton of pattern pieces, nor is it a beast to fit. On the surface, it seems like a straight-forward sew. […]

Becoming a (Manila) leggings person for Project #SewMyStyle

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I’m a little behind on my March participation in Project #SewMyStyle. But, as they say, better late than never! For this installment of the yearlong sewing challenge, we were tasked with sewing leggings. My relationship with leggings is complicated (and sewing these leggings actually further complicated things). Strap yourself in for an epic post about leggings, pajamas, BurdaStyle, crotch flowers, Instagram, mullets, and more. I’m playing things fast and loose. Giddy-up! […]

Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater #1: The girly sweatshirt

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Isn’t “sweatshirt” a gross word? Really, why would you want to wear something with “sweat” in its name? Nevertheless, I’m so gung-ho about the Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater #1, which is a lean and ladylike sweatshirt. (Well, it’s as ladylike as a sweatshirt gets, let’s say.) Keep reading for construction details, all the ways I love this sweatshirt, and tips for sewing your own Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater #1. […]

Seamwork Olso review: At ease in a classic cardigan

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I’m late to the party with a Seamwork Olso review. The pattern was one of the first featured in Seamwork magazine, which launched in December 2014. (It doesn’t feel that long ago!) The thing is, with a classic cardigan sweater sewing pattern like Olso, it’s never to late to stitch one up! Classics are classics for a reason β€” especially when they’re as easy to wear as the Olso. […]

Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater #2: The stylish sweatshirt

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Could you promise to sew one pattern a month for an entire year? That’s what I’ve committed to as a participant in Project #SewMyStyle. January’s #SewMyStyle pattern is the Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater #2, and it’s got style to burn. Keep reading for a Toaster #2 sewing pattern review, including tips! […]

Mermaid blanket sewing pattern review: Boyz II Mermen

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Did you know that when you Google “merman tail blanket,” you get a boatload of results for MERMAID tail blanket? True fact. Where is the gender equity? Or can we at least call them fishtail blankets? OK, I’m joking β€” not about the importance of gender equity, but about being worked up about a blanket […]

7 sewing goals to crush in 2017

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I don’t know about you, but publicly declaring goals helps me GSD. That’s why I’m sharing my 2017 sewing goals. It’ll light a fire under my keister, because I hate not following through on something I’ve said I’ll do. I’ve ID’d seven sewing goals I want to crush in 2017. […]

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