I am backlogged on blogging and did not even realize that this post has been sitting in my drafts for months! On the bright side, I was thinking “I should really post on my blog” and upon logging in, found a post already written and ready to go. How perfect! Nevermind that it is another… Continue reading Another Plantain Tee- This Time With Giraffes!
I really never had any interest in quilting. I love to make garments, to be able to wear my creations and even brag a little! However, when my mom mentioned learning to quilt together, I suddenly became very interested. I love my mom and we do not get to spend nearly enough time together, though… Continue reading Learning to Quilt- Part 1, The Fanciest Foxes
Sometimes it is the smallest things that feel like the biggest accomplishments. This Plantain Tee using the free pattern by Deer and Doe is one of those things. I have made some pretty fun, reasonably complicated dressmaking projects, and yet nothing has me as geeked as the fact that I made a t-shirt! The practicality!… Continue reading Luck Be a Ladybug- Plantain Tee
The theme on The Monthly Stitch for September is Sleepwear and Lingerie, the runner up was Flora and Fauna. I happen to love the Fifi Pyjamas by Tilly and The Buttons for a perfect blurring of the lines between pyjamas and slinky lingerie. I also have set aside a beautiful impressionistic floral fabric for making… Continue reading Half Asleep In Fifi Pyjamas
The Monthly Stitch is 3 years old! I am late to the game and have just posted my first challenge blog. This month’s theme is Triple Trouble, to celebrate the blog’s 3rd birthday. To fit with the theme of three, I shared three of my “Tried ‘N’ True” patterns made up three different ways each-… Continue reading Happy Birthday to The Monthly Stitch!
I am sewing much faster than I can blog- I have about 10 makes that I meant to show off which precede this one by weeks or months; however, I love this one so much I just could not wait! Don’t let the slightly depressing and deeply nostalgic name fool you- this dress is delightful!… Continue reading The Fox and the Hound Dress
Taking a break from reading The Doubter’s Almanac for my book club, I decided to read Overdressed by Elizabeth Cline. I recognize that choosing to read this book and review it is basically confirmation bias at its finest. For those of you who have not read or heard about this book, it is a non-fiction… Continue reading Overdressed and Why I Sew: Ethics, Identity, and Anxiety
A free pattern! You cannot imagine my joy when I saw that Sewing, For Cat People was sharing the link for a free pattern from Tilly Walnes. The pattern was available through Love Sewing Magazine which I am unable to subscribe to due to being outside of the UK. I have never used a PDF pattern, but… Continue reading The Button Back Blouse that Couldn’t
I let this blazer sit longer than I ever let any project go unfinished and I finally rescued it from limbo. It’s my second time making the Morris Blazer by Grainline Studios and I think it’s light-years nicer than my first attempt.
Sewing has become pretty futuristic, ya’ll. I honestly think my sewing machine is significantly smarter and more talented than I am. I would not be surprised if it took over the world one of these days. But this isn’t about that. This is about how my fabric stash went digital. Clothio and Sew Awesome are… Continue reading Sewing in the 21st Century- App Reviews