Well! This is quite an exciting day!
I have just launched my brand new website!! As I prepare to open my online shop selling hand dyed yarn, knitting patterns, art prints, and eventually sewing patterns, I wanted to up the ante and design a website that would be able to grow and expand as necessary and really reflect my long term goals. Thank you so much to all of you for inspiring me and encouraging me to keep at it. None of this would have happened without your support. And now, before I get too cheesy, I want to tell you about a very special first post.
I finally get to tell you all about the Matilda dress. Read More
I have decided to change things up a little. Instead of my usual "finished garment" post, I am going to share some "work-in-progress" photos. I've noticed that I am constantly trying to come up with a new sewing project in order to have a blog post. The problem? I am finding my wardrobe to be full of garments that I made merely for the purpose of blogging rather than something I actually want/need. . . I think that the process of creating is just as fascinating (if not more so!) than the finished product. Does this mean I will no longer be blogging about my makes? Absolutely not!! I just want to share a few more "behind-the-scenes" posts. I've decided to start a series of blog posts called: "What Am I Making?" The goal of this series is to celebrate the joy of the creative process. Read More
Hello Everyone! Yes, it has been much too long since my last blog post. Thankfully, that is not completely my fault. I have been having so. many. issues. with my computer recently. Thankfully, after wiping the hard drive and re-installing everything, it appears to be back in to working order. Yay! I have been having problems with it for a few months now, so it is quite relieving to discover a brand new computer isn't needed, just a little TLC! (I do apologize for the less than stellar quality of the pictures. The lighting wasn't ideal. I am hoping to purchase a better camera soon!) Read More
And spring has arrived! After two weeks of chilly, wintery weather, the balmy spring days have returned. Which is fitting considering that yesterday, March 20th, was the first official day of spring. I know there will probably be several more cold days, but I am so excited to see those days becoming less and less. Today I have one of my top favorite dresses that I have ever made for myself. It is the zipper-front dress from Gertie Sews Vintage Casual. Read More
One of the biggest perks of knowing how to sew is the ability to make beautiful dresses for my sister. She fell in love with this hydrangea print fabric when we stopped by Hancock fabrics during their closing sales last year. We purchased three yards and had just enough to squeeze out this dress. Literally, there was nothing more than a few small scraps left. The only way I managed it was due to the princess seam bodice which means multiple small pieces. Read More
I shall just forewarn you, my dear readers, this is going to be a slightly picture heavy post. My wonderful sister managed to capture some fantastic photographs with my parents' camera, and it is amazing how much of a difference a real camera vs. an iPhone camera makes! Before I get into the pattern review, let me show you the dress: Read More
If you hadn't noticed, this is a fairly similar dress as the last post. I have been busy working away on Christmas presents and, as I haven't managed to take any pictures yet, I decided to do another wedding outfits post. My sister and I did a little mini-photoshoot shortly before we had to head over to the wedding venue and it was super bright and sunny outside, so there might be a little glare on some of the pictures. Read More
First off, before I get into the lovely sewing bits, I want to apologize for the random blog posts that may have appeared and then disappeared this past week. I was attempting to connect my blog with my Youtube account in order to make it easier to transition from my podcast to my website, but, for whatever reason, I couldn't make Wordpress cooperate with me. Anyway, I won't be trying that again for a while unless some of you amazing people have any tips or tricks to make it work. In many ways, I miss the simplicity of the Blogger platform. I transferred over to Wordpress thinking it was going to be the new best thing, but I have found instead that it is much more complicated and annoying than Blogger ever was. Ah, well. That is a a conversation for another day. On to the post! Read More
I sewed up this dress last year for the Fourth of July. I am almost positive that I used McCall's 6891, but I don't have the pattern in front of me to double-check. I used a quilting cotton and red buttons from Joann, and the lace around the armholes is from my stash . Read More