This was one of those 'clear the fabric & pattern stash' projects. But I wound up with some pants that will be great for casual days. Pattern Earlier this year Simplicity released a bunch of 'hacking' patterns. These are basic design with several different detail options so you can make the project your own. This [...]
Every September the Pattern Review website/sewing land site holds a Sewing Bee contest. Skill be damned, I entered again for the third year. The contest is 4 rounds long. For each round there is a specific challenge, a strict deadline, and a panel of judges who are very picky about the rules. About half of [...]
In May, 2017 I made a shirtdress with this pattern. And in August I pulled out the same pattern and made a tunic. This is a brief follow-up blog on the tunic. If you'd like to read all about the shirtdress and the pattern adjustments, please click here for the original blog post. London [...]
Setting goals for sewing for 2017, which includes building skills, busting the stash and being a lot more deliberate and less like a bird pecking at shiny objects.
In 2015 I bought some really beautiful 100% pure virgin wool in the perfect shade of grey. The fabric was expensive - the most expensive I've ever purchased, so I really hesitated when deciding how much to buy. I knew it would be perfect for a winter jacket, but didn't have a pattern or an [...]