It’s been a while since I’ve done a good old fashioned book review. Oddly, while my energy for actual sewing projects has been quite low lately, my desire to read about sewing has been surprisingly high. It’s maybe not the same as working on an actual project, but it still feels productive, so I’ll take … More Book Reviews: Stress-Free Sewing Solutions and Love Your Creative Space
As seems to happen in my nearing-the-end-of-summer-but-not-quite-fall-yet posts, this is going to be a bit of a long ramble. If you actually want to read through all of this, you may require tea and cookies. You have been warned. *** Going through my Sew, Wear Are They Now series has helped me realize a few … More Sew, Wear Are They Now: Where Do I Sew From Here?
So, I know costumes probably aren’t really that important in a look back at the “wearability” issue, but I thought it would be a sort of fun way to wrap up the Sew, Wear Are They Now series. While I don’t think there is as much information to be gained about my “style preferences” from … More Sew, Wear Are They Now: Costumes
Moving on with my Sew, Wear Are They Now series I thought I would next take a look back at all of the sweaters and cardigans I have sewn over the past decade. This isn’t as extensive of a category as some of the others, but I felt it should be distinct from coats and jackets because … More Sew, Wear Are They Now: Sweaters and Cardigans
So, I’ve been largely absent from blogging the past few months (aside from a few pre-scheduled Sew, Wear are they Now series posts) because I have been super busy. I’m not sure how pandemic life (aka, largely not going anywhere or doing anything outside of the house) has ended up feeling more busy and exhausting … More Sewing Goals: White Shirt Summer
Continuing on with my Sew, Wear Are They Now series, today I’m taking a look at all of the coats and jacket’s I’ve made over the past several years. 2010-2011 I actually made a lot of coats in my first two years of sewing; mostly because I come from a warm climate so the idea … More Sew, Wear Are They Now: Coats and Jackets
Moving on to the next part of this series, I’m looking at dresses and jumpsuits I’ve made over the past several years to see how they’ve worked in my wardrobe over time. 2010-2011 I actually started making dresses really early in my sewing adventures, even though I didn’t wear them much. I think that the … More Sew, Wear Are They Now: Dresses
Continuing on with the Sew, Wear Are They Now series, today I’m looking back at all of the bottoms (pants, skirts, shorts, etc.) over the past decade. While I think my quantity has decreased, I think my quality has increased, so I’m actually pretty excited about how my sewing skills have advanced in this category. … More Sew, Wear Are They Now: Bottoms
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!