Week 36, my sewing has been hijacked

When you go to a fabric store with three boys with very active imaginations trailing behind, they flip through pattern catalogues and begin to see possibilities. Then they mention that you’ve made tons for yourself but not much for them.  That’s a great point and hard to argue […]

Week 35, a make just for fun!

I bought this fabric just because I liked it, and my original plan was to make a Chinese style shirt out of it.  It’s a rich brocade from Joann Fabrics, and when I saw this Simplicity pattern my intention shifted to this skirt.  I laid out the pieces […]

Using up remnants

How about a bonus post?  This weekend I whipped up this shirt and shorts with one yard remnants that I had on hand.  I LOVE finding patterns that can use up extra fabric. Recognize the fabric for the top?  It’s the extras from this dress. It’s amazing how […]

Week 34, a dress for graduation

Yesterday, while recuperating from Strep Throat, I FaceTimed my mom and told her I was thinking about sewing a dress for my second oldest child’s graduation.  I don’t have a large stash of fabric, so I showed her the five patterns I had narrowed the project down to. […]

Week 33, “Lady in Red”

Back in December a group of friends and I went to a piano bar.  My girl Candace was sporting a red top with some frill on the sleeves.  It was a super cute top, and I wasn’t the only one that noticed.  Soon the pianist announced to our […]

Week 30, Summer Shorts

Making pants was a glorious disaster for me the four times I tried, yes four.  I decided shorts are a much better challenge for the moment.  I love the other pattern I tried (Simplicity 1887)  and I love both pairs I’ve made.  I bought a cute pink bodysuit […]