My Liesl & Co Soho shorts in Tencel

After my last post complaining about losing my sewing mojo, I suddenly found myself with the desire to sew again on Saturday afternoon. Go figure! So I finished my Soho shorts. Made of some Tencel fabric kindly sent to me by The Confident Stitch. I love the color with my KorkEase sandals and my silk […]

Jalie Vanessa pants in Tencel

Hi everyone! You’re probably getting bored of my pictures being taken in the corner of my bedroom by now! It seems that my trusty Canon T2i  bought seven years ago isn’t working so well these days. Photos out doors have been soft and we’ve been having a hard time timing our photo shoots since Lily […]

Olive moss green Moss skirt

Hi everyone! Today I’m using fabric from my fabric sponsor The Confident Stitch, an online shop with a brick and mortar location in lovely Missoula, Montana.  So far, I’ve been very impressed with the quality and selection! I also like that they can send little fabric swatches because I often have a hard time figuring out how […]

Striped Bento & pencil skirt

  I  made a second version of the Bento tee. I used a striped thick cotton from my stash. This fabric feels so nice. I found it at a jobber and it feels exactly like those thick knit Mariniere shirts. Almost like a ponte knit.  It’s perfect for spring. I cut a size small but […]

Simplicity tank 8338 ..Got it right!

‘Third time is the charm’, so they say. I’m not sure what caused my sewing breakdown the other day and my subsequent rant. I guess I was hungry and tired and then just kept pushing myself to finish. It was like I forgot everything! The old brain cells were fried. I want to thank those […]

Simplicity 8338 fail

I’m feeling very discouraged about sewing today. Why don’t I just make my life easier and give it up? It’s usually when I make one dumb mistake after another that I feel this way. Or when I don’t read the instructions and do it my way, and then I realize I should have read the […]

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 […]

Tennis team outfit Kwik Sew 4113 skirt and Jalie

Finding tennis wear that flatters you in middle age is no small feat. And wearing it out in public is also an act of bravery. I would never in a million years wear a skirt this short to go around town in but somehow I never have enough time to stop and change when I need […]

Bento Tee in double sided wool knit

Recently, I was contacted by Kate from The Confident Stitch , an online fabric store with a brick and mortar shop in Missoula Montana. It looks like a really fun shop to hang out in if you live nearby, and they have lots of sewing classes, too. I may stop by when I visit my […]