Blog Post 1000

When I started my blog (the OG blog, Sew Skate Read) back in 2011, I sort of thought it would be a temporary diversion from the pressures of grad school.  I thought I’d be sewing a lot of costumes and cosplays, and that this blog would serve as a sort of open source notebook that … More Blog Post 1000

Pattern Review: Burda 7195 (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #5)

The Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest is in the home stretch!  I’ve finished the topper, tops, and now my first of two bottoms!  This Burda pattern has been in my stash for quite a while, but really came on my radar when I saw Mimi G.’s version several years ago. I really liked these pants because … More Pattern Review: Burda 7195 (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #5)

Pattern Review: Simplicity 3536D (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #4)

The final top for my Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest entry is an oldie but a goodie – A remake of Simplicity 3536D.  This was one of the first patterns I ever made, way back in 2011, and despite my imperfect sewing, I loved the top so much I wore the fabric past the point of … More Pattern Review: Simplicity 3536D (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #4)

Pattern Review: BS-06-2014-103 (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #3)

Continuing on with my Sew Geeky/Pattern Review Mini Wardrobe, I decided to make BurdaStyle 06-2014-103 as my second top for including in the contest entry. I thought that the contrast trim nicely echoed the design lines of many of the costumes from the Broadway musical, most specifically the white dress Esmeralda wears at the end … More Pattern Review: BS-06-2014-103 (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #3)

Spring Sew Geeky Plans and Jumping into a Contest!

So, in my original plans for my year-long Sew Geeky challenge, I wasn’t going to start my spring sewing until February 21.  However, since I’ve been sick the past week, I spent a lot of time playing around with sewing plans for my year long challenge: creating mood boards on Pinterest, choosing colors, and picking … More Spring Sew Geeky Plans and Jumping into a Contest!