When you live in a place where it’s summer for 9 months out of the year, you need good warm weather staples. True Bias offers two of the best patterns to make your summer a little more bearable – the Lander Pants/Shorts and Ogden Cami. I’ve made both patterns before (here and here), so both… Continue reading Summer Stylin’ – True Bias Lander Shorts and Ogden Cami
I’m a little late posting about this since life has been a little more than hectic lately, but I wanted to recap my January trip to Japan. I know, I know, wasn’t I just there? But Japan’s got a special hold on me and DD and I wanted to explore some new areas this time.… Continue reading Japan Trip 2018
June is almost over but I wanted to share an excerpt from the June 2018 issue of the Vacuum and Sewing Dealers Trade Association’s SQE Professional Magazine: Click here! Yep, that’s my blog post about the wedding gift I made for my friend a couple of months ago! I was contacted by the publisher at… Continue reading I’m Published!
As soon as Chalk and Notch came out with the Fringe Dress Pattern, I knew I needed to make it. I need more clothes to get me through Tucson’s stifling summer and this is perfect to beat the heat. The Fringe Dress has 2 views but multiple options. You can make either a dress or… Continue reading An Onigiri Chalk and Notch Fringe Dress
The Sewaholic Cambie Dress was one of my first forays into the world of indie pattern sewing. I made 2 iterations, which have both been donated by now because although they were much loved, they were a little too tight in the armpit area and… who am I kidding… the waist, too! So I’ve been… Continue reading Sewaholic Cambie Skirts
This was my fourth year participating in Me-Made-May and I feel like it gets easier every year. I’m happy to report yet again that I kept my pledge of wearing at least 1 (sometimes 2!) me-made items every day for May. Outside of MMMay, I usually wear me-mades everyday without thinking. That means I’ve been… Continue reading Me-Made-May 2018 Reflections
That’s it! MMMay ’18 is in the books! I decided to combine the last 2 weeks because… well… I felt like it! I was really hoping most of these pictures would be taken in New Orleans because I had a work trip scheduled. Well, silly me didn’t realize I never got confirmation of being in… Continue reading Me-Made-May Weeks 4 and 5
Whooooooah we’re halfway there, whooOOOAH! Livin’ on a prayer! The MMMay game is still going strong. So far I haven’t felt too stressed about what to wear as I usually wear me-made most of the time anyway. Let’s see if I still feel this way toward the end of the month, though! Monday, May 14… Continue reading Me-Made-May Week 3
Week 2 of MMMay has come and gone – let’s see how I did: Monday, May 7 Grainline Linden Sweatshirt, True Bias Hudson Pants Tuesday, May 8 Frankenpatterned Butterick 5781 and Sewaholic Cambie mash-up And BONUS second outfit for date night! True Bias Ogden Cami (unblogged) Wednesday, May 9 Colette Moneta Dress Thursday, May 10… Continue reading Me-Made-May Week 2
There’s a new post on the Cali Fabrics blog about my newest Ginger Jeans! Y’all, these are amaaazing! I thought these were going to be a big flop because of the fabric (I purposefully chose it to see how it would work as “jeans”), but I am pleasantly surprised! I discuss the details over at… Continue reading Ginger Jeans – Now With More Stretch!