Book Reviews: A History of the Paper Pattern Industry and The Steal Like an Artist Audio Trilogy

For whatever reason the start of fall always brings out the academic in me, and this year I seem to be fulfilling those impulses by binging on a bunch of sewing-related non-fiction books. I find myself having the urge to pair down my “currently reading” list by actually finishing a bunch of books I started … More Book Reviews: A History of the Paper Pattern Industry and The Steal Like an Artist Audio Trilogy

Pattern Review: BS-09-2012-123A (Again) (Fall Sew Geeky)

So I’ve made this top before, but when you leave off all of the details it is a really nice, simple, long sleeved top.  So I thought it would be great to use as part of my didn’t-quite-make-it-in-time-for-the-contest-mini-wardrobe-in-a-wardrobe fall sewing plans.  Plus, I could use it as part of a future cosplay as well!  The … More Pattern Review: BS-09-2012-123A (Again) (Fall Sew Geeky)

Book Reviews: Sew… The Garment-Making Book of Knowledge and Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe

Sew… The Garment-Making Book of Knowledge I’ve long been a casual reader of Barbara Emodi’s blog, Sewing on the Edge.  However, it wasn’t until I heard her on the Clothes Making Mavens Podcast that I was excited about the book she was writing, or, truthfully, even heard about it in the first place.  When she … More Book Reviews: Sew… The Garment-Making Book of Knowledge and Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe

Pattern Review: Butterick 5388C (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #2)

This is the second item for my spring capsule/Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest.   I’ve entered the top-making phase of the contest, one down and 2 to go.  This isn’t the sort of top I typically wear, but I actually really enjoy the shape of the sleeves and relaxed fit. Here is my version: Here is my … More Pattern Review: Butterick 5388C (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #2)

Pattern Review: BWOF-03-2003-109A (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #1)

When I came up with my original Sew Geeky plans, this jacket wasn’t on it at all, but I added it to meet the criteria of the Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest, and I’m so happy I did!  I love this jacket!  Simple, casual, warm, easy, and colorful.  Definitely fits with what I’m wanting to wear … More Pattern Review: BWOF-03-2003-109A (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #1)

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!