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!

Finished projects · Hand Embroidery

A Sashiko Chambray Scout Tee

Now that I’m getting more and more into hand embroidery, it’s only natural that I dip into sashiko embroidery, given my love of all things Japanese. Earlier this year, I went to a sewing/quilting expo and attended an informational panel about sashiko embroidery. For those who aren’t in the loop, sashiko is defined literally as… Continue reading A Sashiko Chambray Scout Tee

Finished projects · Gift ideas

Putting My Heart into Hand Embroidery

This has been a really tough year for my Grandma. She was hospitalized 3 times since February with a shattered femur, broken hip, and atrial fibrillation respectively. But she’s always been tough and she got through each one – and at age 87, to boot! Since she’s in Louisiana and I’m in Arizona, I felt… Continue reading Putting My Heart into Hand Embroidery

Finished projects

Moon Prism Power! Sailor Moon-Inspired Ginger Jean Shorts

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

Finished projects · Cali & Co.

Feminine Grunge with Grainline Studio’s Lark Tee and Colette’s Zinnia Skirt

The ’90’s are back in the fashion world and I am so stoked. I like the mix of feminine and grunge, so I had to make an outfit to pay homage to my teenage years. Check out the full post on my outfit and thoughts on my teenage style over at the Cali Fabrics Cali… Continue reading Feminine Grunge with Grainline Studio’s Lark Tee and Colette’s Zinnia Skirt