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?
It was only a matter of time before I made a winter-worthy Sewaholic Granville shirt. I am well-stocked in RTW sweaters, but don’t have much in the way of warm shirts. A plaid flannel Granville shirt seemed perfect for my upcoming trip to Japan… and it didn’t hurt that a fire was lit under me… Continue reading A Plaid Flannel Granville
Another Christmas has come and gone – a little too fast, it seems. I’ve been MIA this past week since I was visiting with family and friends back in New Orleans. It was a great trip and I am still reminded of the random Tuesday night dance party every time I move (oww, my back).… Continue reading Christmas Crafts of 2017
We now interrupt your cozy holiday posts for something more tropical. Or southern hemisphere appropriate. You decide. I decided I needed a Hawaiian shirt when DD sent an email at work a couple of months ago declaring that Friday to be Hawaiian Shirt Friday. The problem was I didn’t have one, so I stuck out… Continue reading Aloha Granville!
It might seem like a bummer to use your precious sewing time to make things for work, but I actually enjoy it! Wearing my me-mades to work gives me something to look forward to and makes getting dressed in the mornings fun. (Hey, gotta get my kicks in where I can…) I have a new… Continue reading Chambray Granville Work Shirts
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!
We all knew this post was coming sooner or later after I professed my undying love for the Sewaholic Granville Shirt. Yep, I’ve made another one! I wear the heck out of my Tencel Granville, so I immediately cut out another one after I finished my first. It took me forever to finish, though, because… Continue reading A Robert Kaufman Sewaholic Granville Shirt
Someday I’ll be part of your world… Calling all Disney and yoga lovers – go on over to the Cali Fabrics blog and check out my Little Mermaid inspired yoga outfit! I talk about these fun fabrics, the patterns I used, and what yoga has done for me! Plus you can check out more of… Continue reading The Little Mermaid Inspired Yoga Set
It’s finally here! The Day and Night Dress Challenge is well under way and it’s my turn to share what I made! The Day Dress I bring you my very first Grainline Alder shirtdress! I’ve had my eye on this pattern for a while and finally bought it during their 2016 Black Friday sale. I… Continue reading The Day and Night Dress Challenge – Reveal!
Merry Christmas! It’s my favorite time of year – especially now that I’m finished all of that stressful holiday shopping and am enjoying a relaxing 4-day weekend away from work! Every year, my Sit and Sew group gets together for Christmas. It’s a rare occasion for the husbands and kids to get together all in… Continue reading Sewaholic Stanley Trees and a Sit and Sew Christmas