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!

Sewing Goals 2018

Every year on my blog I try to look forward to the new year with sewing goals and sewing plans.  It isn’t so much about making resolutions; I’m not really trying to create habits, but it is more about having some sort of goal-oriented roadmap for the future. Let’s see how I did on working … More Sewing Goals 2018

Reading About Joy and Other Assorted Thoughts (Wardrobe Planning Post #7)

So last fall I started a series of posts pondering my lack of enthusiasm surrounding my personal wardrobe and (lack of) style.  Essentially it boiled down to I had sort of let things go, and then everything fell off the rails and started crashing and burning, and my wardrobe reflected this.  Since my last Wardrobe … More Reading About Joy and Other Assorted Thoughts (Wardrobe Planning Post #7)