My Sewing Projects

A collection of my sewing makes.

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 — 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. […]

Sew Over It Molly top: Stripes around my shoulder

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It’s like Johnny Cash sings, “I’ve got stripes, stripes around my shoulder.” I can see why the Sew Over It Molly top from SOI’s City Break Capsule Wardrobe has been blowing up the online sewing community. It’s a fast and flattering sewing project. And it looks great in stripes. In fact, I have another striped Molly […]

Shorts pattern review: High-waisted Seamwork Weston

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I’ve got seasonal whiplash. It’s not even Halloween, but we’re seeing Christmas stuff. It gets dark so early and I want to drink my annual pumpkin spice latte, but it’s 70-some degrees and I’m wearing shorts — my new Weston shorts from Seamwork mag. I’m so confused. I’m getting through it, thanks to the Weston shorts pattern, […]

Seamwork shorts sewing pattern: These ain’t Nantucket Reds

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This is a story about why it’s important to make a muslin in fabric similar to/the same as your final garment. I made a muslin for the Seamwork shorts sewing pattern, Nantucket, with cotton seersucker. It was lightweight and somewhat stretchy. My final garment, an olive poly-cotton poplin blend (link is to same fabric, different color) has […]

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