So if you follow the Sew Alongs and Sewing Contests Facebook group, you know that SSW stands for Sew Seasonal Wardrobe, a recurring challenge hosted by the Facebook group. I really recommend this group for inspiration, support, etc. Anyway, the Deep Stash Challenge (aka DS) runs January 1st to April 30th and challenges seamstresses to … More I completed a SSW:DS wardrobe!
I know it’s been ages, but I am back…sort of. Can you believe I started intermittently blogging 5 years ago in a tiny apartment in Rio de Janeiro? Now, I’m juggling the twins and a kindergartener in Florida. What a journey! I still find sewing relaxing and have learned so much through the online sewing … More Hello world!
As we’ve been prepping for the twins, I’ve had to relocate my sewing table and stash (along with some thoughtful purging). My new sewing corner was finally usable this weekend, so I was able to finish up some baby sewing. First, a set of baby snugglers courtesy of Lotta Jansdotter’s free pattern. I found the … More Sewing baby stuff finally!
I know as seamstresses, we tend to put a lot of love and time into a project. Sometimes we’re rewarded with a piece we can’t imagine living without, and others are little sh*ts we never want to see again. As I’ve been contemplating my postpartum wardrobe, previous sewing wins, and my closet workhorses, I’ve been … More Stylish Musings
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