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!


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