dress, sewing

Floral Fitting Woes

Every year, I allow myself to make one new summer dress.  Summer dresses are my favorite thing to sew, but there are only so many dresses one person can wear.  The dress I made last year is blogged about here.  This year’s dress has been a challenge from start to finish.  I probably should have… Read More Floral Fitting Woes

men's, sewing

Pyjama Pants

I have little soft spot in my heart for making pyjama pants as they were the very first thing I ever sewed!  I think they are a great beginner project as they are only two pieces, and the fit is not at all critical.  And if they aren’t perfect, it’s not like anyone will notice.… Read More Pyjama Pants

quilting

Scrappy Baby Quilt

I got into quilting as a way to use up scraps.  Sewing garments needs fairly large pieces of fabric, so I was often left with scraps that I couldn’t use but were big enough that I hated to throw them away.  I took a beginning quilting class to learn the basics, and I found a… Read More Scrappy Baby Quilt

knitting, sewing

Boring Basics

As much as I love fancy dresses and crazy prints, I still have to have some basics that go with everything and will be worn to death.  This post highlights a few of these; the kind of things that don’t usually show up on the blog, First up, plain black leggings.  This pattern may be my most… Read More Boring Basics

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!

sewing

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