Howdy friends! It’s been a while, but I will hopefully be blogging several of my summer makes over the next few weeks. One of my more recent makes is a Helen’s Closet Ashton Top. Helen describes this top as “an all-season wardrobe staple that is easy to sew and style”. I’d say that’s true! I’m… Continue reading Ashton Top from Helen’s Closet in Cotton Voile
Howdy friends! I’m back today with new make: my Kelly Anorak Raincoat! After I made my first Kelly, I knew I wanted to make a raincoat version. Apparently, I just love a sewing challenge. I get a huge satisfaction out of making something other people think you can’t make for yourself. I thought about this… Continue reading Kelly Anorak Raincoat Edition
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
It’s apparently supposed to be fall here, but we’re back into the 90s today. I’m actually a bit happy, because now I’ll have more time to wear this cat-tastic Lago Tank! (I’m actually wearing it as I type!) The Lago Tank is a FREE pattern from Itch to Stitch*. I’ve sewn up a few Itch… Continue reading A Cat-tastic Lago Tank!
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! It’s been a while, but school is out for the year so it’s sewing time! Today I’m back with a third pair of Ginger Jeans! I’ve had this pair in the plans for quite some time, and I’m so glad I’ve finally gotten to it! This pair of Ginger Jeans is special… Continue reading Cone Mills Ginger Jeans
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
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