Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bonn Shirtdress in Crepe

My friend (and number 1 blog fan) Colleen asked me if I could make her a couple of garments. She has a brand new job on a brand new coast and thus needed some brand new duds to wear for work (and for looking pensive with her pup, Hank):


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sewcation Outfit 4: Shirt Tail T and Elle Pant


The last, but not least, outfit in my mom's sewcation wardrobe is the perfectly summery combination of a striped Hot Patterns Fast and Fabulous Shirt Tail T and a pair of white Style Arc Elle pants.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Style Arc Riley Coat in Local Wool from Organic Cotton Plus

Sewing coats is one of my goals this year. I've started checking other goals off the list... Curvy Pants Month helped make a dent in my leg coverings ambitions and I recently tried and loved my experience with the Sewing Workshop, so there's a bit of new-to-me done and dusted. Coat making was the obvious next step.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sewcation Outfit 1: Toaster Sweater and Margaret Pant


I just sent my mom off to the airport after a lovely three weeks. She came to town to hang out and we divided our time between traveling (Mandalay and Bagan, Myanmar plus a few days at the beach in southern Thailand), sightseeing, eating and, of course, sewing.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fish Shirt: McCall's 6044

I know I am not supposed to buy quilting cotton for garment making, but every once in a while I can't resist a quilting cotton print. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

PJ Party: Sewaholic Tofino and Simplicity 1605

Recently, when my sister was visiting me, she saw me wearing my Tofino pajama pants (which are now almost two years old and quite faded from frequent use!) and said "Ooooooh, I like those!"


Monday, February 27, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Simplicity 1318 Kimono Jacket

My sister just finished a visit with me in Bangkok. While she was here, we went shopping at Chatuchak, the weekend market, and she pointed out one of those loose fitting kimono-esque jackets... of course, as every sewist does, I said "I can make that!" rather than have her try on and purchase one for $5 at the market.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Pattern Hack and Tutorial: Flat Elastic Waist Lazo Trousers

I am really excited to share this pattern hack and tutorial with you today! So excited that I wanted to share it immediately, so it's jumping the queue ahead of several other projects...


I've hacked Thread Theory's recently released Lazo Trousers to have a flat elastic waistband!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Talvikki, Take 1

I don't typically post works in progress here, opting to post only the finished products, but I thought this could benefit from a few more eyes!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Paddleboat Studio Mitchell Dress


I basically stalked Hannah at Paddleboat Studio as she posted sneak peeks of the Mitchell pattern on Instagram, biding my time until I could jump on the opportunity to test it or buy it or do basically whatever necessary to get the pattern into my hot little hands as soon as possible!