So, I’ve been largely absent from blogging the past few months (aside from a few pre-scheduled Sew, Wear are they Now series posts) because I have been super busy. I’m not sure how pandemic life (aka, largely not going anywhere or doing anything outside of the house) has ended up feeling more busy and exhausting … More Sewing Goals: White Shirt Summer
Continuing on with my Sew, Wear Are They Now series, today I’m taking a look at all of the coats and jacket’s I’ve made over the past several years. 2010-2011 I actually made a lot of coats in my first two years of sewing; mostly because I come from a warm climate so the idea … More Sew, Wear Are They Now: Coats and Jackets
Moving on to the next part of this series, I’m looking at dresses and jumpsuits I’ve made over the past several years to see how they’ve worked in my wardrobe over time. 2010-2011 I actually started making dresses really early in my sewing adventures, even though I didn’t wear them much. I think that the … More Sew, Wear Are They Now: Dresses
So, it feels a bit strange, but we are now over 1 year into the official pandemic-ness of the pandemic, a quarter of the way through 2021, and on what feels like a very uncertain but hopeful precipice looking towards the future. As a bit of a life update, I’m happy to say that I’ve … More Life Update: Compassionate Deadlines, Spoons, and a Hole-y Foot
Continuing on with the Sew, Wear Are They Now series, today I’m looking back at all of the bottoms (pants, skirts, shorts, etc.) over the past decade. While I think my quantity has decreased, I think my quality has increased, so I’m actually pretty excited about how my sewing skills have advanced in this category. … More Sew, Wear Are They Now: Bottoms
I made it to the second round of the sewing bee! This challenge was somewhat unexpected, but really interesting an inspiring – repurposing denim! We had to use denim from existing garments to make one new garment and one new accessory for the challenge. My mother gave me some old hole-y jeans to use, and … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 2: Repurposing Denim
So, the first week of March has sort of been kicking my ass, but I decided to try and enter the first round of the Pattern Review Sewing Bee anyway. And…. I finished! I made a set of “uniquely me” PJs in a week, and I’m really excited with the results. When the project of … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 1: Uniquely You Pajamas!
As the first part of my Sew, Wear Are They Now series I thought I would take a look back at all of the tops I have sewn over the past decade. I think it will be interesting to see what sorts of style I made, what worked, what didn’t, and what has happened to … More Sew, Wear Are They Now: Tops
I’ve been really busy the past few weeks, but when I realized I had a 3 day weekend and enough time to enter the Pattern Review Zoom contest just before the closing date, I found the energy to zip through the next project of my mini wardrobe plans! For this top, I’ve made the M1464 … More Mini Wardrobe Sewing: Top 2 Review
Last year, Catherine of Catherine Daze’s Blog started a Wearability series where she has been looking at some of her older garments and assessing how well they did as actual wardrobe garments after she made them (you can see her assessment of summer dresses, sleeveless black dresses, and “epic fails“). Peter of Male Pattern Boldness … More Sew, Wear Are They Now?