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)

Makeup Overhaul and Product Review (Wardrobe Planning Post #11)

Before we get into this, I just want to throw out there that all of the products mentioned have been purchased with my own money, are not sponsored in any way, and all reviews are based on my opinion and experience working with the products.  I have a lot of links to a lot of … More Makeup Overhaul and Product Review (Wardrobe Planning Post #11)

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!

Style Typing and Other Food for Thought (Wardrobe Planning Post #9)

I am going to preemptively warn you to grab some tea and cookies because this post is promising to be quite long.  It’s pretty much an info-dump of 2 weeks worth of reading and research, plus some musings about what this all means in terms of developing my future sewing plans.  I’m sure at least … More Style Typing and Other Food for Thought (Wardrobe Planning Post #9)