Monday, September 29, 2014

Perfect Pattern Parcel #5: Fishsticks Designs Playhouse Dress

Another Perfect Pattern Parcel #5 make!  This time, the Fishsticks Designs Playhouse Dress!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Scraptember: Figgy's Stellar Tunic

Hurrah!  I've finally gotten my act in gear to actually participate in a Sewcialists theme: Scraptember!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Selfish Sewing Week: Coco Tunic

More Selfish Sewing Week action here... a Coco tunic, care of Tilly and the Buttons!

A solid black, work appropriate top has been on my list since, oh, May. Me Made May, to be precise. While documenting my outfits for a month, I noticed that a gaping hole in my me-made wardrobe is solid colored separates, particularly in black and white. Fast forward several months and I am just getting around to filling that hole!

Not my flashiest or more exciting make, but one of my fastest, simplest and most likely to be worn...  I am particularly pumped to wear it with my ikat ponte Mabel skirt, which hasn't seen much action thus far because I didn't have anything to pair with it.

The fabric is black ponte, which is thick, soft and easy to sew. I bought it in a 5 yard cut from a vendor in Hong Kong recently for the equivalent of $10. Yessssss, so cheap! More on Hong Kong fabric shopping coming soon!

The pattern is Tilly's Coco pattern. I might be the last person on earth to make this (ok, maybe just the last sewing blogger on earth), but it is such a staple pattern that I couldn't resist. I made the absolute simplest version of Coco: tunic length, no collar or cuffs, no pockets. I even skipped the side slits, mostly because I forgot to mark them, serged right up the side seams, and was not about to unpick them. I used my twin needle on the neckline and hems and my serger for the rest of it. I cut a size slightly smaller than what I should have, but used 3/8 inch seams rather than the 5/8 inch called for and it worked out perfectly!

Coco: there will be more in my future!! Love the fit... snug in the right places and skimming in others, great neckline.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dude Sewing: Contributing at Imagine Gnats!

Hey y'all... go check out my latest make over at Imagine Gnats!!

Here's a sneak peak below. Sewing for dudes, chambray. What more could you want?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sewing with a Sewcialist!

Omg, you guys, I am honored and a still a bit flabbergasted to announce that I have been interviewed on the Sewcialists blog as part of their "Sewing with a Sewcialist" series!!!!
Say what?! Holy shizz?!

Imagine me with the Taylor Swift Award Face, except genuinely shocked and incredulous:

I was interviewed by the lovely and talented Nisha of Blue Sunday.  Nisha interviewed me about my sewing past, present and future over at the Sewcialists blog. Check it out!

Also, dudes, if you haven't perused her blog yet, please do:

The super cool and dramatic Vogue 8821 she made? Swoon.  

Friday, September 5, 2014

Matchtastic: Stripey Plantain

After I made my matchy-matchy striped Skater dresses for my nieces' Christmas photo, my sister-in-law expressed an interest... nay, a demand*... for a companion piece for herself, in keeping with the candy cane/Where's Waldo theme.