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
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!
Soooo remember how I made DD a pair of “ugly” plaid pants? (And by “ugly” I mean AWESOME.) Well, I figured a couple who plaids together stays together, so I made myself some matching plaid pants from the True Bias Lander Pants pattern! Isn’t this $#!t crazy?? To make it even crazier, I didn’t even… Continue reading So “Plaid” to Finally Make the Lander Pants!
Well, friends, it looks like wedding season is back in full swing! I just went to my friend Taryn’s wedding (click here to see her gift!) and there are more on the horizon. That means more dresses! I was hemming and hawing for a while about what kind of dress to make for Taryn’s wedding.… Continue reading Wiggle to Weddings, Work, and Weekends – The Patterns for Pirates Wiggle Dress
I feel like my sewing has slowed down, but my creating definitely hasn’t! I recently became a fan of hand embroidery and find it’s my solace after a long day of work or when I want my hands to be busy but my body wants to be lazy. I like being able to make things… Continue reading An Embroidery ‘Til Death Do Us Part
UrbanDictionary.com defines the term “Frankenpattern” as: frankenpattern To pattern using multiple styles and mis-matched pattern pieces. The end result is a combination of the garments that leaves the patternmaker horrified as to how it was put together, but usually no one else knows that from the end result. (phew!) Also see – Nashion. They asked me to Frankenpattern a… Continue reading Frankenpatterned Bruyerevilles… or Would it be Granyeres?
My friend’s daughter is celebrating her first birthday this week and I wanted to make something special for the occasion. I didn’t want to get into baby clothes as I’m sure she has plenty and I have no idea how to size a baby. Instead, I turned to my second crafting obsession – hand embroidery.… Continue reading Baby’s First Embroidery
Well hello, my precious prickly pears! (A little too much? Yeah.) I am living the good life in my newest lounge wear set made with double brushed poly spandex… that has CACTII on it! Perfect for this desert lass, no? This adorable fabric is from none other than Cali Fabrics and I talk all about… Continue reading A Prickly Post
The last two projects I made for my husband, DD, didn’t come out as planned (here and here). The fit was way off and I was very disappointed in myself. I thought switching to a different pattern company may help, especially one that focuses on menswear. So I turned to Thread Theory for his next… Continue reading Plaid Jedediah Ugly Pants That Are a Fail and a Hit!