Jalie3669 Nico Raglan tee and a new year

Jalie Nico Raglan men’s tee in Merino Wool jersey from my fabric sponsor, The Confident Stitch. Sewn in size V. I hope everyone had a nice holiday and Happy New Year to you!  I managed to get three sewing projects finished for Christmas out of the seven I had planned. And two of those are […]

Yup. I’m over sewing blogging


I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile now. It’s been brewing but I wasn’t sure if it was just a passing a mood or if I really felt this way. Could it be true that I’ve actually grown bored of sewing and blogging about sewing and reading blogs about sewing? And how did […]

Minimalism and sewing

Every year as a sewing blogger I go through the garments I’ve sewn and I’m often surprised at the amount I’ve made. Yes, the minimalism trend is big now, and I’ve been embracing many of the ideas of it, too. My son came home from college and asked why the house looked so much less […]

sewing wadders and discouragement

Wadder; from the noun wad. Slightly vulgar. Some apt definitions: Informal. a comparatively large stock or quantity of something, especially money: He’s got a healthy wad salted away. A plug of cloth, tow, paper, or the like, used to hold the powder or shot, or both, in place in a gun or cartridge. British Dialect. […]

Inside The Fabric We Sew With : Being More Mindful

One of the reasons I started sewing my own wardrobe in 2010 was the result of a trip I took to Thailand. I saw a garment factory there, and learned that many popular brands were producing in Thailand, so I started doing some research into third world sweatshops. To learn more about the fast fashion […]

My over consumption and sewing blogging

Lately, I’ve been editing my possessions, trying to sell excess furniture on Craigslist, and giving lots of stuff away. I’ve had to move all my fabrics into the garage for storage while we’re in the midst of building a new master bath and closet. I didn’t realize how much fabric I had until I moved […]

Shabby Apple at The Del Mar Races

Many of you have probably heard of the Shabby Apple online dress shop and have entered one of their online giveaways. I’ve hosted two giveaways from them in years past, myself. So when they contacted me to review a dress, I decided it would be fun to do a review of one of their dresses […]

DIY cropped halter top tutorial

Hi readers! Here’s how to make a cute cropped  halter top for summer from an old t shirt! Check out the before and after…. this is a quick project . All you need is an old t shirt and some knit fabric to make binding with. If the tshirt is long enough, you can just […]

What I Have Learned After Four Years Of Sewing Blogging

What I have learned from sewing blogging

Well, I’m coming up on my four year blogiversary and today I want to share some things that I’ve learned about myself after four years of blogging.The sewing community is a really supportive place in general. It’s fun being a sewing blogger. I’ve made loads of friends and many I’ve met in person at organized […]

The dark side of kids fashion and social media

I’d like to raise an issue that bothers me sometimes. And it has to do with kids fashion. I love to sew for my children, but I’m not so sure if I like the world of kids fashion. There are boards and boards of children’s fashion photos on Pinterest, with children dressed as miniature Euro […]