A Fairytale Dress For Spring

Recently I’ve decided I really like patterns by Liesl Gibson. I also really enjoy reading the Oliver & S blog. Especially the weekend links! I know many of my sewing blogger friends were making these patterns up years ago, and singing their praises, but somehow they passed me by. I was probably busy sewing up […]

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 […]

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 […]

The winding tale of sewing with silk velvet and the nightmare of buttonholes in velvet. Vogue 9141

                                                            Vogue 9141, completed with just enough time to get to the Christmas show.                                 Vogue 9141 in silk velvet with silk taffeta collar and cotton lawn lining. Size 6.                                                               Lots of twirliness with its’ circle skirt! I spent the night in downtown LA last week after attending one of my oldest and best friends’ fiftieth […]

Wonder Woman! Simplicity 1035

This costume was inspired by a trip to McDonald’s earlier this month, whereupon Gigi received a Wonder Woman headband in her Happy Meal. Et, voila! An idea was hatched. I just happened to have some star spangled fabric, and there also just happened to be a Simplicity sale at Joann that weekend so it was […]