Life Update: Compassionate Deadlines, Spoons, and a Hole-y Foot

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

Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 2: Repurposing Denim

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

Post Bee Thoughts and Upcoming Plans (Wardrobe Planning Post #10.5)

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)

Thanks Sulky!

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!

Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 4: Impress at a School Reunion (Pattern Review: Vogue 1524 and Simplicity 8178)

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)

Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 3: Reversible Garment (aka Pattern Review: Simplicity 8418)

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)

I won!

I am so excited right now, because I won round 2 of the Pattern Review Sewing Bee! This is my first ever contest win on Pattern Review, and my first time making it as far as Round 3 of the Sewing Bee!  It was a bit like that one scene from Little Miss Sunshine in here … More I won!