Firstly, I have to give a shout out to Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow, who inspired me to start participating in the Sewing Top 5 last year. Although, this year I’m really not sure we can properly call this post a “Sewing Top 5” because I haven’t even fully made 5 things this year (for … More 2019 Sewing Top 5
I happened to come across this blog post at DIY Wardrobe blog (you can read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of the series here as well), and was enamored with the idea of making pie charts to examine my wardrobe. Why? Well, pie charts. I mean, obviously. But also because looking … More New Life New Wardrobe? (Sew Your Kibbe Challenge Update and Wardrobe Planning Post #14)
I wrote another guest post for MyBodyModel comparing several iPad drawing apps that are helpful for doing digital wardrobe sketching and planning. I’ve really been enjoying fashion sketching and have started doing it when I need to have a mental break. But before I really got into it, of course I had to experiment with … More MyBodyModel Guest Post – Digital Drawing App Comparison
Hard to believe, but 10 years ago I bought a sewing machine off of Amazon… and life hasn’t been the same since. Looking back on my sewing journey, it has been an interesting road, and one that I know still has a long way to go. I wrote about why I started sewing way back … More 10 Year Sewiversary!
While I was writing the main posts of my Sew Your Kibbe series, Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow did an exploratory post examining how her makes fit into the Kibbe Gamine recommendations. I thought this was a brilliant post, and wanted to do a similar self-analysis before jumping into the main planning and sewing posts … More Sew Your Kibbe: Sewing Self Analysis
In my introductory Sew Your Kibbe Challenge post, I proposed several guidelines for choosing your patterns. I thought it would be helpful to post a couple of example capsules. All of these are possible capsules I’m debating using for my personal challenge this year. I’m pretty busy this month, but due to the magic of … More Sew Your Kibbe Challenge: Soft Natural Capsule Examples
I’m pretty sure that the title of this post should come as no surprise given the past three months worth of posts about Kibbe and his style IDs. I’ve just completed posting the main series yesterday morning, and after having gone through all of the Kibbe types in such detail, I’m more certain than ever … More 2019: Sew Your Kibbe Challenge!
With the mindset of focusing more on sewing on this blog, I’ve decided to break up my look back at last year’s goals and my look forward to plans for 2019. My upcoming plans will be posted on the 31st, as is my tradition January 1 (because I need to finish my Sew Your Kibbe … More Sewing Goals 2018 – How Did I Do?
As often happens this time of year, I’m pretty burnt out. Post-nationals is always when the feelings of exhaustion rush in, even when I’m not skating! It seems that, even when I “take a year off” I’m still just as entrenched in the mad rush to get everything ready for nationals, and to help out … More Real Word Check-In and General Status Update
As per my original Sew Geeky planning post at the beginning of the year, I am now at the time when I wanted to start my summer sewing. Unfortunately, my spring sewing plans got somewhat kiboshed by all of the skating costume commissions that came my way. Happily, I made 5 of my originally planned … More Sew Geeky Plans – Summer