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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

First pair of 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 […]

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 […]