Jalie Bella in crushed stretch velour.


Pattern- Jalie Bella- Second use so average cost is 10.00 Fabric- Panne Velvet from Joann on sale, 6.00 a yard. 1.5 yards 9.00 Total cost 19.00 This is the second version of the Jalie Bella and it won’t be the last. It fits Lily perfectly in size R and I know I want one for […]

McCall’s 7501 Body con raglan sleeve dress


My first self made project for my handmade wardrobe this year is complete! A fitted raglan sleeve winter weight dress. I’ve been needing a dress with long sleeves made of knit fabric for awhile. Most of my dresses are sleeveless or  cap sleeved. I sewed McCall’s 7501, a fitted stretch dress with raglan sleeves. It […]

McCall’s 4244 Men’s robe


                                                                                              I’m ending 2016 with a cozy and toasty project. I made two versions of this robe for Christmas gifts this year. One for my son above, and one for my husband, green version. I used a very warm and heavy polar fleece from JoAnn. Their Luxe polar fleece line, which cost a lot more […]

2016: The Year In Sewing

the family photo 2016

Every year I make an end of the year sewing post on this blog. Some years I’ve been amazed at the sheer amount of things I sewed. This past year was definitely not like that. While I did sew quite a bit, it was nowhere near past years outputs. We spent the better part of […]

Making gifts! the reusable grocery bag See & Sew B5635


It’s gift sewing time here at the ranch again! I’ve been working on several projects, most of which I can’t show. But there is one. And I really wanted to share it because it turned out much better than I expected! A reusable fabric shopping bag that folds up into a little pouch. I’ve made […]