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 […]

Spring dress in vintage rayon

I finished the dress for Lily! While it just looks like a simple basic dress and it is, getting the pattern right was a little difficult. Post here. I thought I had had everything fitted perfect, but that wasn’t the case. The armholes cut into her uncomfortably, the neck was gaping, and we didn’t discover […]

Draft your own simple dolman sleeve top

A dolman sleeve top designed for knits is maybe one of the simplest types of tops to draft for beginners. There are no armholes to fiddle around with, and it’s basically just a simple box to draw, with a few added curves. I made this top with a bit bigger neckline than I’m using in […]

My lifelong love of leopard & cougar prints

Do you have a certain type of fabric print or style that you have always loved? For me, it’s always been leopard print. Or maybe it’s cougar print? Today my dad sent me an old photo of myself at age 14. It suddenly struck me that I’ve been wearing leopard prints almost for my entire […]

Leopard print skirt & cropped denim jacket

Could a leopard pencil skirt be considered a basic wardrobe piece? Yes! I fell in love with this thicker weight woven cotton twill with a bit of stretch in it at The Fabric Store in Hollywood. It’s one of my favorite fabric shops. It’s down the street from Mood and a must visit store, for […]

Handmade duvet set for Gigi : Stashbusting

I made Gigi a new duvet set for fall. Since I’m still on a fabric diet, I used materials I already had. A sheet from target for the underside of the duvet cover,some cute flannel with a print of little girls I bought at the Black Friday sale at Joann last Thanksgiving, and some blue […]