Where am I? What year is it? Happy 2019, everyone! I wish I could come up with a wittier title and a cooler project, but that’s about all I have to share right now. We have entered deep winter in Japan and I’m in a particularly snowy and wet area. There is no insulation in… Continue reading Japanese Seat Cushion Covers
I’ve always had issues finding the perfect button-down blouse. Store-bought shirts would either be too tight in the shoulders and back, or too tight in the hip area. Thank God for the joy of sewing and the plethora of indie patterns that allow me to finally feel comfortable in button-down shirts! I’ve had lots of… Continue reading My First Long-Sleeved Deer and Doe Melilot Shirt
*I drafted this post before my move overseas, so here’s me in Tucson! And slightly late on the summer sewing posts, whoopsie!* I love free patterns but sometimes the drafting quality leaves a lot to be desired. I can’t blame them, though, because… well, it’s FREE! I was iffy about the Peppermint Peplum Top from… Continue reading Free and Cute Peplum Top? Count Me In!
…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
When you live in a place where it’s summer for 9 months out of the year, you need good warm weather staples. True Bias offers two of the best patterns to make your summer a little more bearable – the Lander Pants/Shorts and Ogden Cami. I’ve made both patterns before (here and here), so both… Continue reading Summer Stylin’ – True Bias Lander Shorts and Ogden Cami
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
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!
… she sleeps all night and she works all day! If you’ve never heard the Monty Python lumberjack song I’m referencing, please do yourself a favor and check it out. So yes! I’ve made myself a shirt/tunic worthy of a rugged lumberjack! Pay no mind to the wrinkling under the bust. I clearly failed to… Continue reading She’s a Lumberjack and She’s OK…
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
The end of 2017 came a little too fast for me – I haven’t even finished photographing and posting all of my 2017 makes! But here we are again and it’s time for Gillian’s Top 5 of 2017! Top 5 Hits NOLA Ginger Jeans I wear the heck out of these and they’re still going… Continue reading Top 5 of 2017