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
I can’t believe I made it all the way to the final round of this year’s Sewing Bee! Last year was my fist year to participate, and I was ecstatic to have made it through to the second round. It feels like such an accomplishment this year to be participating all the way through to … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 4: Impress at a School Reunion (Pattern Review: Vogue 1524 and Simplicity 8178)
This project was finished a while ago, but I haven’t had much time to do a write-up post. And since it was commissioned as a gift I wanted to make sure there was plenty of time between the delivery and posting to avoid spoilers. I haven’t really heard how well the gift went over… It’s … More Captain America: Winter PJs
So, turns out I’m going to be making two sets of dirndls for German Octoberfest! One for the person I know, and one for her friend. I’ve actually started construction (or, more precisely, I’m nearing the end of it), but for now I’ll just tantalize you with some material pictures. (Also, as a side note – … More Dirndl Update – Twice as Nice!
Yes, yes, I know. I should sew fabric instead of buying it. But silly Fabric Mart sucked me in with more awesome sales. And I need to stop looking at the New Arrivals section. Seriously. The fact that Jo-Ann Fabrics strategically had a 50% off Red Tag at the same time as a major pattern … More I Have A Stash Problem
First of all… Happy Pi Day! Second of all… Yes, this post contains projects finished in 2013. I haven’t been good about taking pictures lately. So, it turns out I did actually end up making some pants in 2013. At the very very very end. My sister and I got invited to a New Year’s … More Not A Pattern Review: Pajama Party Edition
I have been a bit of a bad blogger. Well, lazy at least. A few weekends ago Elizabeth of SEWN suggested a bit of a blogger meet up in the LA garment district. I thought it would be fun to go before I have to start running around looking for skating costume materials (oh man you … More Blogger Meet Up and Lofty Fabrics
There are always awesome sales in November, especially around Black Friday, and my stash sort of accidentally grew because of them… From Fashion Fabrics Club: Black/Green Teal ITY Knits (destined to be wrap dresses), and a houndstooth double knit. The double knit is NASTY fabric, even after washing. But, it was cheap. So it is … More November Fabric Buys