I'm not going to lie, when Helen first released the York Pinafore, I though to myself "what a strange garment". It seems like pinafores might be a trendy garment elsewhere, but it takes a while for trends to reach us here in New Mexico. However, over the course of the last year, I somehow developed… Continue reading York Pinafore V1
Friends, I am not a quilter. But every once in a while an impending baby shower without a registry gets me in the mood to sew a quilt. I had a million other projects I could have been working on this week, but honestly I don't need any more clothes (except underwear, I really need… Continue reading A Baby Quilt from a Sworn Non-Quilter
Maybe, like me, you've always lusted after a certain indie darling wrap dress, but were put off by the fact that you would have to grade it up multiple sizes to fit your body? And maybe you were also deterred by the fact that it is designed for wovens and for knits and wondered how… Continue reading Wrap Dress Tutorial
This is me. 45-41-52. (image from My Body Model- a fabulous tool for sewists of every size!) An important conversation has been raging across the sewis-phere over the last couple of days regarding size inclusivity in sewing patterns. I won't rehash all the gory details, as this post is about moving forward, but I must… Continue reading On Sewing for the Average Body
When looking back on 2018, there is no doubt in my mind that it was a great year for sewing for me! I'd like to think of it as "The Year of the Pants", since it was the year I finally overcame my fear of pants fitting and tackled a few new patterns for my… Continue reading 2018 Year in Review
I'm so excited that I can finally share this secret sewing project that I completed what seems like FOREVER AGO (real time: February). This is the new Ipswich Swimsuit from Cashmerette, and it has all sorts of awesome features like the option for a built in underwired swim bra! Let me go ahead and make… Continue reading Cashmerette Ipswich Swimsuit Tester Version
Welcome, sewing friends! I've moved ye olde and neglected blog from Blogger over to WordPress and I'm going to see how this blogging thing goes (again). No promises on where this is going, but it feels like a lot of things are coming together right now and I just want to put some positive sewing… Continue reading Welcome!