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 […]

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 […]

Jalie 2215 Tennis top

I love the lines of Jalie 2215 for a tennis top. Kind of retro cool, right? Like a vintage 70’s tennis top, but made in modern fabric with modern techniques. I am so excited about this pattern! Jalie 2215 in size T But this one turned out a little too tight on me. I made […]

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 […]

McCall’s 6927 sleeved tunic in Indigo dyed linen

McCall’s 6927 -2.00 Fabric -gifted from a friend Back button 1.00 Total cost. Three dollars After last week’s failed version of McCall’s 6927, I knew I wanted to make another with all the fitting changes it needed. I now have a  comfortable semi fitted woven pattern with comfortable sleeves! I made a lot of changes […]