The Better Pictures Project started in 2015 as a self-help strategy to improve my own blog pictures. I was tired of sometimes getting good pics, and sometimes ending up with disappointments. (I was also trying to distract myself before a job interview!) I emailed 6 bloggers whose pictures I admire, and put their advice to … More Presenting Better Pictures Project at PR Weekend!
First off, let me admit that I completely gave up on my “Something old, something new” pledge by the end of the month. It got really hot, and I just wanted to wear clothes that I love! May 22: Suki Kimono from Tribute Month 2017 and a Santa Fe tank from who-knows-when. I love this … More Me-Made May 2018: Week 4, and reflections!
This is the first fabric I ever bought from Caroline at Blackbird Fabrics, and of course, I liked it so much that I hoarded it for years! Do you do that too? Helen from Helen’s Closet made a beautiful maxi with it, and I very nearly copied her. Skip forward to May 2018, and I’m … More Cropped Sallie Jumpsuit for Summer!
Hello! Do you want to hear me get overly excited about sewing? And talk about body image, pictures, and how important it is that the sewing community represents us all? Then dear readers, you are in luck: I’m on the Crafty Planner Podcast today! If you are a dedicated garment sewist, you might not be … More I’m on the Crafty Planner Podcast!
I was a tester for Thread Theory’s new Sayward Raglan tee, and I’m so excited that they are continuing to offer an extended size range up to 4x! Jamie’s ideal size would be more like a 5x, so today I’ve written a post for Thread Theory about how to grade the pattern up or down … More Go read my post over on Thread Theory’s Blog!
This weeks accidental theme is TURQUOISE! May 14: Concord draped cardigan from last summer, and a Comino Cap dress from 2015! This is one of the oldest dresses still in my closet, and I still love it! The fabric is a beautiful thick ponte, and the flowers were appliqued on. May 15: Santa Fe tank, … More Me-Made May 2018: Week 3
If my last Berlin coats just barely fulfilled my #sewingdare from the Love To Sew girls to make a coat, then I think this project finally counts! This version was made during the last of the chilly weather as a transitional coat for spring and fall. It’s sewn in a thick wool knit I found … More Pink Wool Berlin Jacket
I admit it, I’m an indie pattern fan. I tried a few “Big 4” patterns (McCalls, Butterick, Vogue and Simplicity) when I was starting out, and they almost all turned out oversized and ill-fitting. I got into the habit of buying Indie patterns instead, and never looked back… until now! This year one of my Top … More Sewing a Big 4 Pattern: Burda!
MOAR CLOTHES! So many clothes. I have so many that I love that I really need to pass some less-favourite items on! May 7: Cone Mills Ginger Jeans from 2016, Santa Fe top from 2016, and a Concord Cardigan from last year! Folks, this is proof that Cone Mills is worth the price! I worried … More Me-Made May 2018: Week 2
Behold, one of my favourite makes this year! This is a direct copy of a Tata Naka dress that I saw online here – you might remembered that I mentioned my inspiration dress in my Dress Out Loud post. Thanks to my ever growing stash, I had just the right fabrics on hand! Wen I bought … More Angles