I am really happy to report that I made it to Round 3 of the Pattern Review Sewing Bee! This was a “pattern” challenge – all of the participants received a copy of the Jalie Tania coatigan and had to find a way to make it unique. This was an interesting challenge because we all … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 3: Jalie Tania Coatigan
I was really excited to make it to round 2 of the Pattern Review Sewing Bee! Of course, each round leads to a lot of craziness but sometimes the results of unexpected creativity under pressure lead to great results, and I’m really excited with what I made for round 2 – buttonholes! When the challenge … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 2: Buttonholes
In a previous post I said this year was shaping up to be really difficult and it seems to be continuing in that direction. Last week was really hard because of several things going on in my personal life. I’m not sure if this is the correct way to go about things, but I’ve decided … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 1: Hoodie with Accents
So, it feels a bit strange, but we are now over 1 year into the official pandemic-ness of the pandemic, a quarter of the way through 2021, and on what feels like a very uncertain but hopeful precipice looking towards the future. As a bit of a life update, I’m happy to say that I’ve … More Life Update: Compassionate Deadlines, Spoons, and a Hole-y Foot
I made it to the second round of the sewing bee! This challenge was somewhat unexpected, but really interesting an inspiring – repurposing denim! We had to use denim from existing garments to make one new garment and one new accessory for the challenge. My mother gave me some old hole-y jeans to use, and … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 2: Repurposing Denim
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!
So it’s been a couple of weeks since the end of the Pattern Review Sewing Bee, and I have to admit I haven’t sewn a stitch since I finished my Round 4 project. My hat goes off to so many of the other talented participants who’ve churned out incredible garments post-Bee; I just haven’t had … More Post Bee Thoughts and Upcoming Plans (Wardrobe Planning Post #10.5)
It was a happy mail day because my prize package from winning the second round of the Pattern Review Sewing Bee has arrived! Thanks to prize sponsor Sulky and the judges at Pattern Review, I was able to spend $100 gift card at Sulky’s website in any way I wanted. Coupled with that, Sulky was having … More Thanks Sulky!
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)
I was super excited to have made it through to the third round of the Bee. Last year was my first time participating and I made it to Round 2, but was out at that point. It worked out for the best, perhaps, because last year the contestants in Round 3 had quite a challenging … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 3: Reversible Garment (aka Pattern Review: Simplicity 8418)