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!
Continuing on from posting all of my 2016 makes before the end of the year, I bring you my army of tank(s) [tops]! So…. this first one I am sharing is actually from 2015 but as I was scrolling through my photos looking for the tanks I made this year, I came across this one… Continue reading An Army of Tanks
I never thought I would be one to make culottes nevermind wear them. There was something off about them that I just couldn’t put my finger on. I noticed the culotte trend was going strong in Japan when I visited last March and I shrugged, thinking, “Well, the Japanese can pull off anything weird.” But… Continue reading Culotte or Cool-Not?
Vacations are a great source of inspiration for getting the ball rolling on new sewing projects. DD and I recently returned from another trip overseas and I wanted to be as comfortable as possible while traveling. On our trip to Japan in March, I wore a comfortable pair of skinny jeans on the flight. After… Continue reading Grainline Hemlock Tunic Hacks
Do you know the joke: How can you tell if someone’s vegan? … don’t worry, they’ll tell you. (Sorry vegans, but I’m about to make a point!) Well, how can you tell RED has been working out? Don’t worry, I’ll flipping tell you and your grandma AND make exercise clothes and share them with the… Continue reading Work-Out Hudsons
I think McCall’s 6696 has to be the most sewn dress on the internet. I mean, it is flattering on almost everyone who wears it and I suppose it does give one a sense of accomplishment (Millions of pleats! Tons of hand-stitching! Collar and button holes!). It is also a great stash-buster as this is… Continue reading A Gingham McCall’s 6696, AKA Another 1950’s House Wife Dress
Maybe I’m slow. Maybe I’m still fine-tuning my craft. Maybe “One Blouse, One Piece, One Hour” doesn’t apply to all. It took me way more than the recommended one hour to complete the Akita Top by Seamwork Magazine. It’s simple enough, so what’s up with me? I’ll just direct the blame to my lovely yet… Continue reading A Seamwork Akita
When I have an impending 11+ hour international flight, I stress out about what to wear. Comfort is key. I start mentally putting my outfit together to figure out which clothes I could stand to be in for a very, very long period of time and what would also work between trains, planes, and automobiles… Continue reading A Seamwork Florence Bra for Travel
When it was time for me to visit my friends on the other side of the world, I wanted to bring a little something from home to give. It’s customary to give omiyage (souvenirs) when you are in Japan. Whether you are starting a new career or seeing friends or family after a while, you… Continue reading Southwestern Coasters
Hello and Zip-a-dee-doo-da! I’m currently in Disney World vacationing my little heart out! We’re with my in-laws to celebrate our 2-year wedding anniversary (Oct. 12th), DD’s mom’s birthday (Oct. 11th), and just being able to get away from work. Hallelujah! When I go to theme parks, I like to get in the spirit of things… Continue reading Disney Plantains!