How long have I been saying I would make the Sewaholic Thurlow Trousers/Shorts? 5 years? more? I lost track, but I am here today to proclaim, “I FINALLY DID IT!” And let me tell you – I was on the struggle bus for the majority of these shorts. I don’t know what it is about… Continue reading Sewaholic Thurlow Shorts… FINALLY!
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
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