Well hello, my precious prickly pears! (A little too much? Yeah.) I am living the good life in my newest lounge wear set made with double brushed poly spandex… that has CACTII on it! Perfect for this desert lass, no? This adorable fabric is from none other than Cali Fabrics and I talk all about… Continue reading A Prickly Post
That’s it! We are finished with the month of FAIL! It was a little lighter than last year, but I admit I FAILED to really push it hard this year due to life/work/you know the drill. But thanks to all who participated this year! Let’s see how the sewing gods frowned upon you this year.… Continue reading Fail February 2018: Your Fails!
Whoah, where did February go?? It seems as though the online sewing community is all in the same boat – 2018 is starting off busy and the sewing and blogging have slowed down as a result. I am guilty of this myself! February is slipping by quickly, but there’s still time to participate in Fail… Continue reading Four More Days to Fail!
The last two projects I made for my husband, DD, didn’t come out as planned (here and here). The fit was way off and I was very disappointed in myself. I thought switching to a different pattern company may help, especially one that focuses on menswear. So I turned to Thread Theory for his next… Continue reading Plaid Jedediah Ugly Pants That Are a Fail and a Hit!
Oh hey now, looks like that time of year has come around again – it’s time to dust off your failed makes for display because it’s FAIL FEBRUARY, y’all! Fail February is a time when we come together to share, commiserate, and learn from each other’s sewing failures. We spend so much time sharing what… Continue reading Fail February 2018!
… she sleeps all night and she works all day! If you’ve never heard the Monty Python lumberjack song I’m referencing, please do yourself a favor and check it out. So yes! I’ve made myself a shirt/tunic worthy of a rugged lumberjack! Pay no mind to the wrinkling under the bust. I clearly failed to… Continue reading She’s a Lumberjack and She’s OK…
It was only a matter of time before I made a winter-worthy Sewaholic Granville shirt. I am well-stocked in RTW sweaters, but don’t have much in the way of warm shirts. A plaid flannel Granville shirt seemed perfect for my upcoming trip to Japan… and it didn’t hurt that a fire was lit under me… Continue reading A Plaid Flannel Granville
The end of 2017 came a little too fast for me – I haven’t even finished photographing and posting all of my 2017 makes! But here we are again and it’s time for Gillian’s Top 5 of 2017! Top 5 Hits NOLA Ginger Jeans I wear the heck out of these and they’re still going… Continue reading Top 5 of 2017
Another Christmas has come and gone – a little too fast, it seems. I’ve been MIA this past week since I was visiting with family and friends back in New Orleans. It was a great trip and I am still reminded of the random Tuesday night dance party every time I move (oww, my back).… Continue reading Christmas Crafts of 2017
And now we come back to the winter-y posts! Christmas is near and it’s time to snuggle up and get warm! And what makes me feel super snuggly and super warm? A Seamwork Oslo Cardigan made of wool! It certainly did its job during this photo shoot as it was 90 EFFING DEGREES outside (yes,… Continue reading A Wooly Seamwork Oslo Cardigan