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 […]
My Sewing Projects
A collection of my sewing makes.
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. […]
Goals, resolutions, ruminations, reflections, etc, etc., etc. The end of one year and the beginning of the next are lousy with ’em. Let’s reflect on 2017 and set sewing goals for 2018. […]
When I showed my husband my By Hand London Anna dress, even as a muslin he called it “fetching.” And I can’t think of a better way to describe this dress. It’s just… fetching. […]
It’s time for the final installment of the Sewing Pants series — a full report on the Cali Faye Hampshire trousers I sewed using this thorough pants-fitting method! […]