Hey, y’all! It’s been a while. How has 2021 been treating you? I was on a mini sewing kick for a while in the spring, but alas, life events and natural disasters got in the way, so there hasn’t been and won’t be much sewing going on until I find a less temporary place to… Continue reading Repurposing My First Ginger Jeans into a Skirt + More Lark Tees!
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!
It took a decade, but it looks like skinny jeans are out and boot cut/flare is back in! I resisted the skinny jeans trend for so long until I finally caved and needed something to wear with my knee-high boots. Since then, I’ve been hooked even though it’s not exactly the most flattering of silhouettes… Continue reading Dim Sum and Sashiko Rayon Boot Cut Ginger Jeans
I was dragging my feet to make my second pair of Ginger Jeans even though I was over the moon after making my first pair. Sneaking jeans into my mental sewing queue was always in the back of my mind, but let’s face it, we tend to procrastinate on those projects which take a LOT of… Continue reading Very NOLA Ginger Jeans
Other than The Little Mermaid, another obsession I had growing up was anime. And like many teens in the late ’90’s, I fell in love with everyone’s favorite Pretty Soldier – Sailor Moon! I’ve been wanting to translate my love of anime into sewing (Totoro applique on a skirt? Embroidered Ranma 1/2 shirt?), and I… Continue reading Moon Prism Power! Sailor Moon-Inspired Ginger Jean Shorts
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
Kelly from True Bias sure does know how to make some of the best wardrobe staple pieces. The sewing blogosphere and Instagram (-osphere?) are always busting at the seams with new Ogden Cami and Lander Pants/Shorts makes, and they always have me wanting to make more for myself! I’ve made a few versions of the… Continue reading True Bias Double-Threat: Ogden Camis and Lander Shorts
I’ve always had issues finding the perfect button-down blouse. Store-bought shirts would either be too tight in the shoulders and back, or too tight in the hip area. Thank God for the joy of sewing and the plethora of indie patterns that allow me to finally feel comfortable in button-down shirts! I’ve had lots of… Continue reading My First Long-Sleeved Deer and Doe Melilot Shirt
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