Hello sewing friends! Boy do I have some news to share… I’m moving! To Japan! What?! YES!! I’ve been slacking more than usual on the blog this year because I have been crazy busy trying to bust out as much overtime as possible at work and preparing for my new life. Not to mention we… Continue reading Huge Changes Ahead!
…Or I’ll at least keep making more Little Mermaid clothes and live vicariously as a mermaid through them! I saw this knit Little Mermaid fabric at Joann’s and just had to get the last yard! I’ve been on the lookout for a TLM print in something more wearable than quilting cotton or that cheap-feeling satin… Continue reading Someday I’ll Be Part of Your World
My love for hand embroidery and Japan have been well-documented on Sew RED-y. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I’ve combined the two to make anime-inspired embroideries! Every [cool] girl that grew up in the ’90s is familiar with Sailor Moon. Who wouldn’t love the idea of your average high school girl actually being… Continue reading Sailor Moon and Totoro Hand Embroidery
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