Itch to Stitch designer Kennis Wong has release a wardrobe staple pattern today and I helped! I am officially a pattern tester. It was a really great experience and a fun pattern to work with. SHOP HERE! I’m pretty proud of myself! Now for the details: the pattern comes with sleeve and hem length options… More Meet the Lisbon Cardigan!
One of the best parts of blogging for me has been seeing sewing make a major comeback. I’ve also loved the Sewing Web Community that has grown with it. Seeing how the relationship between consumer/fashionista/seamstress and the independent sewing companies has transformed the way we talk about and shop for our materials and patterns. Personally,… More Oh Deer Me!
Spring & summer fashions and inspiration has been swirling in my head the past two weeks. I’ve been pinning and planning on Pinterest for Floridian outfits that are easy for a quick wardrobe update. Here’s this season’s Pantone palette: I am in love with these colors, especially the blues! Here are some silhouettes I am… More Spring Summer Inspiration
One good thing about gaining weight? My StyleArc patterns fit again! With that silver lining, I was inspired to cut and sew the Adele tee this weekend! I used a coral colored silk knit blend from FabricMart. I love how light and silky it feels against my skin. I also received a significant number of… More Instant Tee!
Being on vacation this week made me crave a complicated project. Why? Because I’m that special kind of crazy. I was inspired by McCalls 7351 view B and their blog post about shirtwaist dresses. I’ve never made a Shirtwaist Dress before. So I dug through the stash and came across some lovely medium weight linen… More M7351 Shirt Dress in Linen and Lace
Happy Easter! We spent the day having family fun. This top was meant to be last year’s spring dress cut using Lisette’s Diplomat Dress (S1878) and quilter’s cotton… Then I picked it up again to be my Easter dress this year. Here’s the lackluster version as a dress. There’s just something not right you know?… More 2015’s UFO finished just in time for Easter
The fabric was pretty and the idea was nice, but the fabric was too lightweight to hold up the pockets, let alone the weight of all the gathered details at the CF. Another additional error occurred mid-project. My husband was making something for a political protest (US Brazilians protesting the current president of Brazil) and… More And the award goes to M6514
After the rather long season of Lent, the catholic school I work for is having a huge Easter/spring break of almost 2 weeks! Just the inspiration I needed to finally create a dedicated sewing area in my house (i.e. moving off the dining room table into a bedroom corner). After two weekends of moving and… More Dusting off the machine for Spring…
…has been how I’ve spent my minuscule amounts of free time. What have I been reading? I just finished this: I highly, HIGHLY recommend this one! I know I first mentioned Linda Przybyszewski way back here. She writes about fashion history, American culture, home economics, and sewing all with a clear focus and bias about… More Reading instead of sewing…
As I’ve been delving through the depths of the internet searching for work wardrobe inspiration, I came across this lovely photo from jesssewfabulous.wordpress.com: Another lovely blouse and skirt combo for work was my first thought. But wait…what is this?? They’re shorts?!?! Mind blown! Professional culottes! I immediately bought the Emily pattern at the Itch to… More Meet Emily, from Itch to Stitch