Cotton knit Ikat sundress


If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!    This is the first version I made from Simplicity 1358. I made it straight out of the envelope in view C, size 10 with no alterations, except for that I cut the back in two pieces and tapered […]

DIY Denim Jogging Shorts


I’ve been wanting some denim type jogging shorts, so I made some by making changes to an existing pattern I’ve already sewn twice. Simplicity 1165, a basic shorts pattern with pockets. I knew the fit was already good, so I didn’t want to fiddle with fitting any new patterns. This shorts pattern is turning out […]

Embroidered summer shorts


I made another pair of summer shorts from my embroidered cotton and Simplicity 1165 which I’ve made in rayon before . A simple and satisfying project. This pattern is very quick to whip up with it’s elastic waist band.The fit is perfect straight out of the envelope in size 10. No adjustments needed.These photos were […]

Easy summer dress in Indian cotton


I have been on a roll sewing up these cheapo Wal Mart patterns! This one has been in my stash since last year. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out , even if it might be a little short. It’s a Simplicity Sew Simple pattern and sells for ninety seven cents! The weird thing […]

Saint Joseph doll & thoughts on copying


On Pentecost Sunday my friend’s baby boy was being baptized. I couldn’t figure out what to make him, and then I found these adorable dolls on Etsy . Saint Joseph was Jesus’s foster father and is the patron saint for workers. He was also a carpenter, hence the axe. I sewed most of the doll […]

Faux Missoni fabric sundress In Baja


  I thought I’d share my little sundress I made from some Missoni style knit bought downtown a few years ago at Micheal Levine, which I wore at the crack of dawn on our last day is San Felipe, Baja. I dragged my mom down to the beach from our rental to take these photos. […]

My new favorite woven tank


That tank top pattern , Simplicity 1589, I bought at Wal Mart is turning into my favorite summer sew! I made two more of these woven tanks with cutout backs already! This version I sewed from some upcycled silk galaxy fabric from Isabelle’s now unworn high low dress I made her a couple of years […]

Sew & Tell Saturday May 30, 2015

Welcome back to Sew & Tell Saturday! I am loving all things floral lately, so I though I’d feature these two cute floral projects from last week’s link up to inspire you in your summer sewing. No need to feel left out if you are in the other hemisphere and getting ready for winter. Have […]