If you've been around here for awhile, you know my love of all things Pattern Anthology. Four of my favorite designers put out a collection of patterns together for a limited time discount, then the patterns go to their individual shops at regular retail price. Every single time a new Pattern Anthology collection comes out, … Continue reading Striped Neptune Tee
One of my goals for the summer is to sew more for myself, and the Shoreline Boatneck (affiliate link) from Blank Slate Patterns is just what my wardrobe needs. Especially one in floral! I've had this fabulous floral knit from JoAnn Fabrics in my stash for awhile. I used it ages ago on this top … Continue reading Floral Shoreline Boatneck
I've kind of switched gears a little bit in my sewing and have been sewing a lot more for myself. And it is so fabulous! I had the super honor of being an early tester for one of See Kate Sew's new pattern - Adelaide. Friends, I'm in looooove. This pattern is oh so lovely. It … Continue reading Adelaide Top
When I'm shopping and I find something like a t-shirt or a cardigan that fits my body and I feel great in, I like to buy more than one. The same thing goes for a handmade wardrobe, which is why this is take two of this gathered tunic. The first gathered tunic I made was a modified Shoreline Boatneck … Continue reading Sew-a-bration of Women: shoreline boatneck tunic (take two)
One of the great things about sewing your own clothes is that you can make them how YOU want them to be. Have a great shirt pattern? You can make a tunic from it really easily! When Melissa of Blank Slates Patterns offered to send me her Shoreline Boatneck Top and Dress [affiliate link] pattern, I … Continue reading Alter a shirt pattern to a gathered tunic [a tutorial]
I'm in love. Is it okay to be in love with a pattern? Don't tell me if it's not. Because I totally am. And what's that? You want more awkward selfies? Well I aim to please. This pattern, the Casual Lady [affiliate link] from Go To Patterns is fantastic. I've made three already, and there's no end in sight … Continue reading Once, twice, three times a [Casual] Lady…
Today I'm so thrilled to be a part of Skirt Week at Crafterhours. There's so much fun going on over there - lots of amazing tutorials and oh, the prizes! Here's the deal, friends. I'm in a super awkward wardrobe phase. If you've birthed a baby, you know this stage. The I-don't-fit-into-maternity-clothes-but-my-regular-clothes-don't-fit-and-my-body-shape-is-super-weird phase. [if you're … Continue reading Vintage Sheet Skirt Tutorial – with vintage doily pockets!
Refashion. Upcycle. Thrifting. These could quite possibly be some of my favorite words ever. EVAH. So when I walk through a thrift store, I tend to look with a "what could I do with this?" kind of eye. I recently found this lovely green sundress: But as lovely as it was, it didn't fit. Not. Even. … Continue reading Dress to Skirt Refashion! [A little tutorial]