At the end of the year I like to make sewing goals. I don’t always achieve all of them, but I think it is interesting to see what interests or needs have been pressing enough that I’ve accomplished them by the end of the year. From last year my goals were: “(1) Cosplays. I have … More Sewing Goals 2017
Well, my bias cut Burda swing coat did not qualify me to the third round of the Pattern Review Sewing Bee. While I’m disappointed to not being able to move on, I’m still super proud of the work I did, and sort of glad to not have the pressure of continuing. The timing for this round … More Sewing Update and October Plans
So one of the reasons I’ve been so busy the past few months is that my very close friend (essentially family) is getting married. Tomorrow. Which means all the months of planning and preparations and dress fittings will soon be over. (Just to get it out of the way – No I did not make … More Embarking on Insanity
Last year I had such grand plans. I thought I would tackle some of my most coveted designs, have a fabulous wardrobe, and love my sewing life. Of course, reality was quite different. The past several years have started with me being excited, optimistic, and rather ambitious with my sewing ideas. But, well, after a … More (Lack of) Sewing Plans 2015
Droject Dirndl is done! My creations are winging their way to Munich as we speak, and I’ll be posting photos and pattern reviews soon-ish (I hope). I’ve already got a lot of skating costume orders, but mostly for practice costumes at this point, so it isn’t as intense as it gets during summer. And after … More Project Reunion
First things first – I sewed! A dress! But it is not for me. It was for my sister, so I didn’t really get paid for it, technically, though she awesomely circled the smallest Whole Foods parking lot in the world so I could run in and get the really good fish sauce. The barter … More Exciting News!
So I am… maybe thinking about sewing. Maybe. Two weeks of a lot of R&R has helped my mood considerably. Re-organizing my sewing space has helped me fall in love with my stash again. And reading books and sewing blogs has been sort of fun and inspiring. Also, a couple of upcoming events have me … More Maybe Thinking About Sewing