While I’m stitching up quilts, snugglers, hooded towels, etc., my mind keeps wandering to my own wardrobe. Between sewing simple maternity pieces and friend hand-me-downs, my business casual and casual maternity life are covered. I’m now contemplating January i.e. postpartum. My old clothes probably won’t fit, and my new clothes will probably be on their … More Postpartum contemplation
I’m excited to announce that my summer spent learning pattern drafting has produced some brilliant results in terms of modifications to basic patterns. This time I redrafted my Adele top from StyleArc into a maternity dress with a mock turtle neck, bell sleeves, and bell skirt. You can really see the 20 week twin baby … More Another drafting tutorial!
At first glance this probably seems like another ambitious moment with the quilts plural. In reality, it is because we’ve had an unexpected surprise: TWINS! My first ultrasound revealed two little buns in the oven. It really was a kick in the butt to get started on the baby sewing and maternity sewing as I … More Baby Quilts (part 1)
My first guest blog on pattern drafting went live today over on the fabricmartfabric.com blog! I transformed my Adele Tunic pattern into a raglan sleeve tee and posted the tutorial as part of there summer t-shirt series! Learning pattern drafting/modification has been a fun mental exercise too. Here’s the original: You might also be wondering … More Pattern Mods for a Summer Tee
The full blog post is over on The Monthly Stitch! #TMSIndiePatternMonth
Today is the day! Independent Pattern Designer Month is here! There is so much swirling through my head right now! I’ve been really spinning my wheels in a sort of inspiration overload. I don’t know where to start. Do you ever feel that way? Basically, I’ve been playing with Oliver & S. boy patterns for … More #TMSIndiePatternMonth
So I spent a bit of money this weekend, and I was heavily inspired by Indie Pattern Month that is coming in June from The Monthly Stitch! First, an Indie Paper Pattern for the “New to Me Competition” the first week of June: This woman’s pattern is from Violette Field Patterns and is part … More Happy Mom’s Day to Me!
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