After making several Thread Theory patterns (peacoat and boxer briefs) for my husband, I was super excited to hear that they were releasing a pattern for women. And when I saw that it was a not-so-basic knit top, well, I was all over that. Come to me, Camas Blouse!Overall the top is just great.… Continue reading Camas Blouse by Thread Theory
Okay, second full week down and I've kept up my streak of wearing at least one me-made garment per day (and no repeats so far!). So here we go with the roundup:Sunday, May 11thTop: me-made hereGray capri pants: me-made hereMonday, May 12thDress: me-made hereTuesday, May 13thTop: me-made hereShorts: Anthropologie (though it hurt a little to buy… Continue reading Me-Made-May Roundup #2
The start of the Winter quarter at the college was now a full week ago, but I've been busy enough that I hadn't yet gotten an opportunity to show off my "first day of school" pants until now (and now only because I'm procrastinating on some grading!). The fabric is another one of the wools… Continue reading New quarter, new wool pants
With a new teaching quarter to prepare for, I have slowed down a bit, but despite the inactivity on my blog, I actually have been sewing! Some of my work has been boring (wet bags) or housekeeping (hemming), but I do have an big project as well: the new Jedediah pants pattern (Thread Theory) has… Continue reading Slow start to the Jedediah
I'll preface this post by saying that these may be the last two garments I sew for this particular child of mine. Granted, it's the end of a 10 week summer break, but the amount of grief I was given when asking said child to try on the clothes I had painstakingly made for him… Continue reading Coastal Cargos and Recess Raglan, done!
There are a bunch of seriously exciting sewalongs going on right now. Most started yesterday, but it's not too late to get on board!Having received an early-warning notice from Melly Sews, I purchased the fabric for a Blank Slate sewalong: Coastal Cargos (affiliate link). The timing of this sewalong is perfect since school starts for… Continue reading Coastal Cargo Sewalong (and some others)
As mentioned here, I made a second version of the Roller Skate Dress to head-off any possible sadness that might have arisen if one sister received a new dress and not the other. Of course, I didn't get any photos of the beautiful little girl actually in the dress, except with her sister:I made this… Continue reading Another roller skate dress
I love skirts. Other than the logistics of sitting on the ground, I so much prefer them to shorts. And just when my thoughts swing toward sewing up some leg-baring options, Crafterhours announces their annual Skirt Week. How fortuitous! This lovely Echino linen blend fabric was purchased for another purpose (an apron), but I kept… Continue reading Little Birdy skirt
The garment factory accidents in Bangladesh have really opened my eyes to just how our clothing is made. This article, which I heard on our local NPR station, painted a very vivid picture of the awful working conditions. (The article is short, please read it.) As seamstresses, we have a unique opportunity to do something… Continue reading Scoop neck tee from Skirt as Top
The boys were a bit too quiet this evening after dinner and I came upstairs to find my youngest using my serger spools as building blocks. "A GIGANTIC spider web, Mommy!" There are definitely worse things to get into in the sewing room, so we're good with thread! During Kid's Clothes Week, I started to… Continue reading 101st post and a new dress for me!