men's, sewing

Christmas Gifts!

I naturally like to make presents rather than buy them.  Sewing gifts can be tricky if you are making a garment because it’s hard to guess measurements.  Luckily, I keep a file of the measurements of my close family members to make my job easier. My mom’s present was something that I had been thinking… Read More Christmas Gifts!


Another Fall Dress

This dress was originally planned to be a Christmas dress for last year, but I ran out of time before Christmas.  I cut it out in March, but then was not inspired to sew it together until recently. The pattern is Burdastyle 8-2015-116, which I have made several times before as both a top and a… Read More Another Fall Dress

sewing, tailoring

Silk Coat

This coat has been in the works for awhile.  I started it in the spring, but by the time I was close to finishing, it was already too warm to wear it.  I lost motivation at that point, and it sat on Annie (my dress form) all through the summer. The fabric is a silk… Read More Silk Coat

men's, sewing

Summer Shirts for Wade

I have been slowly expanding Wade’s wardrobe.  I first started with his awesome coat (there is a pic of it here).  Then I realized that he didn’t have any non-hoodie layers, so I made him some cardigans.  The next thing I decided he needed was a short-sleeved button up shirt because he didn’t have any… Read More Summer Shirts for Wade