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?
Moving on to the next piece in my mini wardrobe project, I’ve made a new skirt! For this project, I’ve used the BurdaStyle 01/2016 #106 skirt, though I’ve used the length from the #107B style dress rather than making the full maxi skirt. Overall I’m pretty happy with how my version turned out: I think … More Mini Wardrobe Sewing: Bottom 1 Review
So, I had originally hoped to get this mini wardrobe sewn back in 2020 in time for the pattern review contest, but, as predicted in my original post, that did not come to pass. I’m still enamored with this plan, however, so I’m going to whittle away at these garments and see how far I … More Mini Wardrobe Sewing: Top 1 Review
So I’ve been… quite absent from the blog space for the past few months. I don’t really have much to say in regards to that aside from the fact that I started spiraling quite a bit leading into the US election, after which we headed into fire season, and I really couldn’t find the energy … More 2020: Assessment of a Dumpster Fire and Other Thoughts
So this post is going up a bit late because some people needed to receive a package before I could post certain pictures of my efforts. As such most of this sewing herein actually occurred throughout the summer, and before the onset of fall (or “fire season” as it is now know on the west … More Face Masks and Face Masks – Late Summer Quarantine Sewing Projects
So I was helping someone learn the basics of hand sewing (because everyone is all about the new quarantine crafts right now…), and this led me down the rabbit hole of fabric shopping. Which was bad and I did a very terrible thing (aka I bought waaaaaayyyy too much fabric I don’t need but will … More The Unexpected Impacts of COVID-19
It is a truth universally acknowledged that anyone who makes sewing plans and posts them on the internet is doomed to fail in said plans because such is the way of life. Also, I expect that given the general vibe that is 2020, the fates are going to double down in this regard. However, all … More In Which I Shoot Myself in the Foot