Do you ever tell yourself you’re not going to buy any patterns for a while? Well, you shouldn’t, because that’s when all your favorite designers will come out with all your dream patterns. For me, that was Norma of Orange Lingerie coming out with the Esplanade Bra pattern. I’ve had a really hard time finding… Continue reading Esplanade – A Strapless Bra
Hi friends! I apologize for my silence lately – things have been really busy. I finally got back to sewing, and I’ll be writing about my new makes soon. In the meantime, I thought I would share the latest addition to my sewing room – a cutting table! I recently decided I needed a cutting… Continue reading Custom Cutting Table
Hello again! It’s time for my third post in this 2016 Top 5 Series. Today, I’ll be talking about highlights and reflections. Highlights Qualifying Exam Part of the process of getting a PhD requires me to pass a qualifying exam during my second or third year of the program. This is a big deal – it… Continue reading 2016 Highlights and Reflections
Earlier this week, I posted about my Top 5 Hits of 2016. Today, I’m going to talk about my Top 5 Misses. Some of these are due to poor fabric choices, poor sizing choices, or poor execution. I would not say that any of these are due to poor patterns. Maritime Shorts These shorts were… Continue reading 2016 Top 5 Misses
I was in the midst of writing a post about my top hits and misses for the year when I stumbled across Crafting a Rainbow’s Top 5 Post. Over the course of this week, I’ll be sharing my various Top 5 Posts. Today is my Top 5 Hits of 2016! So without further ado, my… Continue reading 2016 Top 5 Hits
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!
I’ve lately been on a wearable wardrobe kick, but when patterns are on sale for $0.99, who can resist!?! I picked up Simplicity 1465, along with a few other patterns, one day at Jo-Ann. After I finished my Ginger Jeans, I decided I wanted to make something quick, so I picked up some cool bonded lace… Continue reading Lace Pencil Skirt – Simplicity 1465
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!
I know I’m supposed to be working on my wearable wardrobe, but sometimes a girl’s just gotta make a bra! You might know that I’ve made several Watson Bras, but I’ve recently decided to try my hand at a bra I might actually wear out of the house (read: containing underwire). I looked a bunch… Continue reading Lavender & Nude Boylston Bra
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