As one of the Community Match winners in the SOSM, I was awarded three Sewaholic patterns. In my opinion, it was the best prize of all (among many awesome awards, by the way!) and I was super duper thrilled! Always the pragmatic, I chose the Renfrew top, Thurlow trousers and the Alma blouse, figuring I… Continue reading Renfrew in double knit wool
Skirt DraftingRoller Skate DressIt's a Cinch ToteI can't lie, I'm pretty disappointed to have been eliminated from the Super Online Sewing Match in this round! But at the end of the day, I feel so very proud of the work I put forth for this competition. I stayed true to my aesthetic and ripped… Continue reading SOSM: Thanks!
When we were given this project, I was a bit worried: I'm not a seasoned bag maker, having only made a few over the years as a pattern tester for Samantha. But I actually needed a stylish computer-carrier for work, so I was up for the challenge of making the "It's a Cinch Bag", by… Continue reading SOSM: Challenge #3, It’s a Cinch Bag
Over the years, I've had the opportunity to make several Oliver+S patterns, but this one is definitely one of my favorites. If I had girls, they would absolutely live in this dress. The pattern itself is simple (only 5 pieces, including the button loop guide!), but there are so many ways to put your own stamp… Continue reading SOSM: Challenge #2, Roller skate Dress
There are some seriously talented ladies in the Super Online Sewing Match, but I made it to Round #2! For this next challenge, I have the full time (a week) to sew up this lovely dress girl's dress from Oliver+S: I have to say, when I first saw this pattern, I wanted it for myself.… Continue reading Ready for Round 2!
Even though we were away on vacation for most of the allotted time of the first challenge, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to participate in the Super Online Sewing Match! So, instead of 6 days to draft and sew an A-line skirt (using this tutorial at Craftsy by Deborah Moebes), I had 2. And… Continue reading SOSM: Challenge #1, Skirt drafting
It's been quite a crazy week. We're still visiting family in upstate NY and I was going to post photos of my "Me Made Vacay" right about now, but then something exciting happened. Anyone heard of the Super Online Sewing Match (formerly known as the Super Online Sewing Bee) sponsored by Sew Mama Sew? Yeah?… Continue reading Super Online Sewing Match