Finished projects

A Cozy Striped Blackwood Cardigan

Well the temps are not in the 90’s anymore, so that means it’s time to bust out some cool weather clothes! (It’s actually in the high 80’s… Sad, I know – desert living for ya!) I found the perfect cardigan pattern when Helen of Helen’s Closet released the Blackwood Cardigan. I made one earlier this… Continue reading A Cozy Striped Blackwood Cardigan

Hand Embroidery

A Hand-Embroidered Mermaid for a Mer-Friend

I am lucky to have some really great friends and even luckier that some inspire me creatively.  One of my good friends is currently winning at life and has her own New Orleans designs for sale at Threadless.com and now has her own Etsy shop selling the cutest mermaid prints! We met in high school… Continue reading A Hand-Embroidered Mermaid for a Mer-Friend

Finished projects

A Colette Zinnia Skirt which Needs an Honest Opinion

I may need some help to determine if this make is going to be a contender for Fail February or not. Friends, please help! I had pretty good luck with the Colette Zinnia Skirt since I wear the heck out of the olive green chiffon one I made for Cali Fabrics. I also am enjoying… Continue reading A Colette Zinnia Skirt which Needs an Honest Opinion

Finished projects

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop – More Grainline Lark Tees!

I’ve been known to obsess over certain patterns. My eight renditions of the Colette Moneta Dress became a topic of playful teasing among my online sewing friends. Recently I found my perfect t-shirt pattern, the Grainline Studio Lark Tee. I’ve made many t-shirts before, between tracing my own, the Sewaholic Renfrew, the Deer and Doe… Continue reading Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop – More Grainline Lark Tees!

Finished projects

A Sleeveless Granville Shirt – The First of Many More!

I didn’t think I could love the Sewaholic Granville Shirt any more… that is, until I made it sleeveless! The Granville is becoming a staple wardrobe piece for me. I made 2 long-sleeved versions (here and here) so I needed something a little more summer-in-the-desert friendly. I followed this tutorial on making the Granville sleeveless… Continue reading A Sleeveless Granville Shirt – The First of Many More!