Sewing Simplicity 1080

I fall victim to joann’s pattern sales every once in awhile. Case in point for the new dottie angel and sew house seven patterns they’ve released. While dottie angel as pictured on the pattern package isn’t really my taste. I do appreciate the simple lines, but not the suzy homemaker fabric or design choices. IContinue reading “Sewing Simplicity 1080”

York Pinafore: #teammumu

So I know I talked about my love of shapeless sack dresses before, so can I say a what the up to the York Pinafore by Helen’s Closet. I know it’s traditionally “flattering” to my shape, but honestly, I don’t give a shit about flattering at this point in my life. Anything with funtional pocketsContinue reading “York Pinafore: #teammumu”

Fancy Tiger Crafts Fen Tunic

This is my second attempt at this pattern. The first iteration of this pattern is probably my most worn handmade garment ever.  Not that you can tell from the crappy photos I took the first go around. The first dress has been worn pretty much all over the country and is still a go-to piece for me…

Simplicity 8612: The Wrap Skirt

Long time no sew friends! I decided to break my sewing dry spell with a garment that’s the easiest of easy, a wrap skirt. I used Simplicity 8612. This is the first Ashley Nell Tipton pattern I’ve sewn and overall I was pretty pleased with the way everything fits together. I really loved her collection on project runway and was excited to see that she’s been doing a collection with simplicity. I used a fabric from my stash that I can’t remember where I got it from or the fabric content. It’s very drapey and my best guess would be that it’s a rayon blend. I’m trying to work my way through stashed fabrics before buying more…

Sew Caroline Waterfall Tank

I was lucky enough to be offered the chance to be a pattern tester for the upcoming Sew Caroline pattern, the waterfall tank! Full disclaimer I was offered the pattern for free in exchange for feedback to improve and test the pattern before final release. I was not paid to create this garment, and theContinue reading “Sew Caroline Waterfall Tank”

Summer Sewing Plans!

So I’ve been kind of lax on sewing lately. Sometimes you’ve got the bug to stitch, other times you don’t. Summer has always been a big sewing time for me! Nothing better than stitching up sundress and floaty tops. I thought I’d share what I’m itching to stitch these next couple months.  First up, theContinue reading “Summer Sewing Plans!”

Colette Moneta; Swingy and Perfect

So I finished Moneta! I ended up having to take the waist up, not for any fitting issues, but because my knit fabric (sew classics jet set knit from joann’s) ending up getting a huge run in the bodice at the waist. I prefer a lower waistband, but didn’t feel like scrapping the whole project. SoContinue reading “Colette Moneta; Swingy and Perfect”

On the sewing table; Moneta

Currently I’m about halfway through the construction of Colette’s Moneta dress. I’ve had a few issues with the elastic gathering on the waistband. It’s a bit fiddly to say the least. I can honestly say after sewing the Mabel skirt, and now this dress, I might actually like working with knits. They’re much more forgivingContinue reading “On the sewing table; Moneta”

Mabel : Great Pattern, Maybe Not For Me.

Let me start by saying this pattern is awesome. It’s well drafted, and a perfect beginner knit pattern. I don’t necessarily have the body to pull it off. I have a full tummy and no hips to speak of (don’t let the love handles fool you). I had to slash and spread the stomach areaContinue reading “Mabel : Great Pattern, Maybe Not For Me.”