Ginger Jeggings and McCall’s 6964


Recently I was approached by  Organic Cotton Plus to try some of their fabric.  I remembered the cute knit Ginger jeans Lauren made awhile back with their stretch knit denim  and wanted to try a similar version for myself. I had the ultimate mom jean in mind, Pull On Jeggings! I so deserve a pair of […]

Jalie 2215 Tennis top


I love the lines of Jalie 2215 for a tennis top. Kind of retro cool, right? Like a vintage 70’s tennis top, but made in modern fabric with modern techniques. I am so excited about this pattern! Jalie 2215 in size T But this one turned out a little too tight on me. I made […]

Wild and Free Cheetah Girl Running Pants!


Besides unicorns and rainbows, Gigi loves cheetahs and running. Recently she joined up with our town’s youth track and field club. She doesn’t really have any cool workout clothes, only some old sweats she sleeps in, so I thought it would be fun to make her a running outfit she could get excited about. She […]

Rainbow unicorn girls skater dress!


My little girl loves unicorns and rainbows! When I was downtown last week I walked into one of those cavernous huge warehouse fabric shops were most of the fabric is in crazy prints and of dubious quality. Everything was two to three dollars a yard so when I spotted this crazy fabric I knew Gigi […]

A Simply White farmhouse kitchen

Simply white farmhouse kitchen

This facelift to our farmhouse kitchen was one of the reasons I didn’t sew much last year. I am so glad we are done! First, we re-plastered the walls, as they had a bumpy cottage cheese texture applied by the previous owner. What a mess that was when they sanded it all down! I’m still […]

January 2017 makes

January 2017 makes sew country chick

This year I made a promise to myself to make all of my clothes. That means making a lot more basics like jeans and T shirts, since I used to be lazy and just buy those. Last month, I learned a lot about fitting pattern sleeves and how to make button fly jeans. I had […]

First pair of Ginger jeans!

ginger jeans

Pattern: Ginger jeans. High rise version shortened to mid rise. Size made: 8 Fitting adjustments: Shortened the rise by one inch. Shortened legs three inches by cutting panels into the knee and seaming them, removing three inches. The back piece was cut from the bottom. Fabric: Light grey stretch denim bought in downtown LA for […]