Happy fall, y’all!! It’s a beautiful day here in Charlotte! The sun is shining, the trees are changing, and I have new jeans (Ginger Skinny Jeans) to dance around in! I started these Gingers back in April (!!!) and finally finished them about a month ago. My sewing space is in my garage, so summertime… Continue reading Ginger Skinny Jeans – Closet Case Patterns
I’ve been looking around for a good top pattern for the cooler months. I’m clearly in love with the Ogden Cami, as well as the Lago Tank, but they’re not warm enough for this cold weather. I was looking at the various raglan patterns that are out there, but I’m not the biggest fan of… Continue reading Uvita Top — Keeping Me Warm and Cozy
It’s that wonderful time of year when the leaves have changed and I get really cold all the time. It’s the time of year I start thinking about how much I need more jackets in my life. This year, I finally did something about it and sewed up a Kelly Anorak jacket. When Closet Case… Continue reading A Cozy Kelly Anorak Jacket
Hello again, friends! I’m back today with a summer staple outfit: comfy shorts and a great tank! Specifically, Chi-Town Chinos and another Ogden Cami. I made both of these earlier this summer, and they both came with me on my trip to Europe! This was my first time making the Chi-Town Chinos, so I started… Continue reading Chi-Town Chinos (& Another Ogden Cami)
Hello again, friends! Admittedly, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I’ve been busy with school, proposing my dissertation (!!!), and wrapping up my grad student presidency madness. It’s been a crazy school year. I’m glad it’s almost over. But today I’m back to tell you about my most recent make, an Ogden Cami! I know… Continue reading Jumping on the Ogden Cami Bandwagon
Happy 2017, friends! This is the last installment of my Top 5 2016! Previously, I wrote about my Top 5 Hits, Top 5 Misses, and my Top 5 Highlights and Reflections. Today, I’ll be talking about my sewing goals for the upcoming year! I’ve grown a lot in the past year, and I can’t wait… Continue reading Top 5 Sewing Goals for 2017
Howdy friends! I’m back with another pair of Ginger Jeans! This pair is even better than the last!! Measurements & sizing I often wish people gave their measurements, especially when they talk about fit and alterations. Mine are 27″ (waist) and 40″ (hips). I cut a size 12 from the hips down. Above the hips,… Continue reading Ginger Jeans – take two!
Howdy friends! Sorry for the silence lately. Things have been quite busy here, but I’m super excited to share my new Ginger Jeans with you all today! I’ve been wanting to make my own jeans for quite some time now, and the Closet Case Patterns Ginger Jeans pattern was on my wish-list. I was really… Continue reading Ginger Jeans – take one!
Last week, I tested a new pattern for Kennis of Itch-to-Stitch Designs. Today, she released the Bonn Shirt and Dress pattern, so I can share my rendition of it! I made the shirt version of the pattern, though I’m totally eyeing the dress version for the future. I chose the 3/4 sleeve, though there are short,… Continue reading Bonn Shirt
Howdy friends! Over the last few weeks, I’ve been making some toiles and trying to make some sewing plans. I thought I might share what those plans include. The goal of these plans is to make a wearable wardrobe. I’ve been sewing for about a year and a half now. While I’ve really enjoyed almost… Continue reading Making a Wearable Wardrobe