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!
Woo-hoo, it’s my favorite time of year! I love all the holiday cheer, comfort food, and being able to get away with wearing a velvet dress! That’s right, I’ve got another post over at the Cali & Co blog and it’s all about this green velvet piece of heaven! Go check out all the details… Continue reading A Very ’90s Holiday Dress
Well the temps are not in the 90’s anymore, so that means it’s time to bust out some cool weather clothes! (It’s actually in the high 80’s… Sad, I know – desert living for ya!) I found the perfect cardigan pattern when Helen of Helen’s Closet released the Blackwood Cardigan. I made one earlier this… Continue reading A Cozy Striped Blackwood Cardigan
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 may need some help to determine if this make is going to be a contender for Fail February or not. Friends, please help! I had pretty good luck with the Colette Zinnia Skirt since I wear the heck out of the olive green chiffon one I made for Cali Fabrics. I also am enjoying… Continue reading A Colette Zinnia Skirt which Needs an Honest Opinion
I’ve been crushing hard on the Deer and Doe Melilot Shirt since it came out almost 2 years ago. I finally kicked my butt into gear to make it! This is a result of more stash-busting as I’ve had this purple chiffon from GirlCharlee.com for a good while. The Melilot seems to do well with… Continue reading A Deer and Doe Melilot
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!
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!
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