I have made the ultimate Gertie item… Butterick pattern 6217 with a Gertie cotton sateen fabric! Things are getting crazy over here! I could have copied Gertie exactly in her post here and used my Gertie rayon fabric for this blouse. BUT I like to think I’m more creative than that, so I went with… Continue reading Gertie + Gertie = Fabulous Vintage Top!
Until now I have made numerous skirts – pencil, knit, swooshy, embarassing – but they all have fallen short of what really suited me. You’d think with the millions of skirt patterns out there, at least one would work for me, right? Well, my search has ended! Simplicity 1109, a simple pleated skirt, has done the… Continue reading Simplicity 1109: How I Love Thee
My first post for the Cali & Co. blog is now up! Click here to read the super official version and see the other contributors’ first posts. Disclaimer: This fabric was provided and purchased with store credit in partnership with Cali Fabrics. I’m also posting it here so I can keep track of all of… Continue reading A Floral Arum
I was determined to have a cute and comfortable dress for my birthday back in June. DD and I took a trip to Phoenix to eat our hearts out (what better way to celebrate 33?) and I needed something that would grow with me. Enter the Seamwork Catarina dress! I knew the moment it was… Continue reading A Seamwork Catarina
I think McCall’s 6696 has to be the most sewn dress on the internet. I mean, it is flattering on almost everyone who wears it and I suppose it does give one a sense of accomplishment (Millions of pleats! Tons of hand-stitching! Collar and button holes!). It is also a great stash-buster as this is… Continue reading A Gingham McCall’s 6696, AKA Another 1950’s House Wife Dress
Hello, sewing world! I have some exciting news to share! Last month, Cali Fabrics (a fabric store based out of San Fransisco, CA) put out a “Calling All Bloggers” post to find sewing bloggers who are interested in partnering with them to contribute to their blog in exchange for fabric. The blog posts will be… Continue reading Exciting News!
It’s almost like it was meant to be — a Gertie fabric paired with a Vogue pattern. If you’re familiar with Gretchen Hirsch (AKA Gertie) then you’ll see what I mean. I’ve been following her for a while, even though her vintage style isn’t really my bag. But she has loads of knowledge and now… Continue reading Gertie + Vogue 8815
I did it. I DID IT! I made jeans… JEANS, PEOPLE! Do you know what this means? This means I can sew anything! ANYTHING! I AM UNSTOPPABLE! Let me tell you, Heather from Closet Case Files is a GENIUS. She somehow managed to create a jeans pattern that beautifully fits most women. How is that… Continue reading Making Jeans = SEWING GODDESS
Maybe I’m slow. Maybe I’m still fine-tuning my craft. Maybe “One Blouse, One Piece, One Hour” doesn’t apply to all. It took me way more than the recommended one hour to complete the Akita Top by Seamwork Magazine. It’s simple enough, so what’s up with me? I’ll just direct the blame to my lovely yet… Continue reading A Seamwork Akita
Gosh, how time flies! Yesterday was the second anniversary (blogiversary?) of my blog! We are getting into the toddler stage now… I just hope the “terrible twos” don’t translate to sewing blogs.😉 Just like mothers say about their children, I can’t imagine my life without Sew RED-y. As I said last year, the online sewing… Continue reading Happy 2nd Birthday, Sew RED-y!