Tribute Month is finally here!!! It’s been a lot of work getting the Sewcialists blog up and running, but I’m so thrilled with the awesome team of volunteers who are making this theme month happen. I’ve got a few projects planned for Tribute Month, and I decided to start with the easiest: Meg from Cookin’ … More Tribute Month: Meg from Cookin’ and Craftin’!
I’ve been sewing bras for a few years now, but somehow I skipped that simpler version: the bralette! I never thought that could give me enough support, but I’ve been increasingly tempted by the idea of something with no wires that dig in by the end of the day. As I headed to the cottage … More Sewing Bralettes!
I’m going to a friend’s cottage for a few nights, and I don’t have a post scheduled at all for this week! **EEEEEK! Cue strange panic attack! No, honestly, why does a lack of posts make my heart race unpleasantly?** I have posts ready I could stick up, but I don’t like content for content’s … More A few thoughts as I head on a short vacation!
I mentioned at the end of my last post that my Mom and I had a sewing day planned this week… well, we sewed and it was so fun! Meet my mom, Cathy, who taught me how to sew! She is an active hiker and Morris dancer, retired teacher, and all-around awesome lady! Before we … More Sewing Day With Mom
This top is exactly why I love sewing. Stash + TNT pattern = instant wardrobe! Last Thursday, I dressed in my striped sweaterknit Ebony and leggings to go hang with my friend and her baby, but the weather got warmer and pretty soon I was dripping sweat! I still had 45 minutes before I left … More Summer Ebony Tee in Ombre Leopard Jersey
Behold – I’ve done more pattern testing with a woven! Here I’ve used a Fabricland rayon challis to sew up the new Suki Kimono pattern by Helen’s Closet, and I love it. The pattern has some really nice details that make it a skill-builder for beginners and a nice rewarding sew for intermediates. In-seam pockets … More Suki Kimono by Helen’s Closet
There must have been something in the water lately, because THREE Cali bloggers have projects with this tencel denim in June! I used my spring fabric allowance from Cali to buy 6m of this fabric, because tencel seems to be the hot new “it” fabric this year! I used this fabric first for my Winslow Culottes … More Jalie Vanessa Pants in Tencel Denim
Do you listen to podcasts? It took me a while to get into them (OK, years!), but now I’m a fan. It’s nice to have something new to listen to on my long drives to work! One of the sewing podcasts I enjoy most is Maker Style, hosted by Rachel. As it happens, she lives … More I’m on the Maker Style Podcast!
I love prints. No surprise there – my whole wardrobe is made of bright prints layered with solid basics. Not all prints are created equal though, and I thought it would be fun to tease apart just what kind of prints we each are attracted too! Left 1, 2, 3, 4 and Right 1, 2, … More What type of prints do you like?
I made a dress! A totally simple, 6-seam dress that took 45 minutes to slap together at the end of a rough day. Because sewing=happiness, ammiright? So, let me tell you about my totally basic dress, and see if I can make it interesting in any way! This is my second version of the Groove … More Another Groove Dress!