Spring is here! Summer is around the corner! Let us all rejoice in the warmer temperatures! Let us rejoice in only needing to wear one pair of socks! And no more layers of thermal underwear! Yayyy! Other than leaving behind the bleak winter, one of the best parts of Japanese spring is seeing the sakura… Continue reading A Sakura Daruma Grainline Alder Shirt
Last year, I made the most Christmas-y dress I could… with green velvet! I had some of that awesome fabric left over, so I made a top from it! Check out my new Grainline Linden shirt: I took these pictures in Takaoka, Japan. It’s about a 45-50 minute drive from where I’m currently living. DD… Continue reading A Festive Fall Grainline Linden!
…Or I’ll at least keep making more Little Mermaid clothes and live vicariously as a mermaid through them! I saw this knit Little Mermaid fabric at Joann’s and just had to get the last yard! I’ve been on the lookout for a TLM print in something more wearable than quilting cotton or that cheap-feeling satin… Continue reading Someday I’ll Be Part of Your World
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
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!
When I first started sewing again in 2011, I thought I was going to save SEW. MUCH. MONEY. by refashioning a lot of old clothes or bed sheets or whatever was around the house. Little did I know that I would fall so in love with fabric shopping (and hoarding) that I decided it was… Continue reading My First Successful Refashions!
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
Just like jeans and trousers, finding shorts that actually fit me in retail stores is a challenge. I blame dat booty (not to mention the fashion industry for thinking most women don’t have curves). After the success of my Ginger Jean Shorts, I was ready to expand my closet with more well-fitting shorts. Although I… Continue reading Grainline Maritime Shorts
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
There are countless shirt dress patterns out there, but I have to say that Grainline Studio’s Alder Shirt Dress beats them all. Sorry to all who are currently obsessed with Closet Case’s Kalle Shirt Dress! This is my second rendition of this pattern (the first can be seen as part of my Day and Night… Continue reading A Grainline Alder Shirt Dress