So my first mini-capsule piece completed was supposed to be the Kenedy mini-dress. I ended up loving it as a long tank! I finished it just in time for our Mother’s Day grill out. Now for the details… I’m a C, and the bust point is an inch too low. That suggest a D or something … More Kenedy for Mother’s Day
As I am progressing in my fashion sewing journey, I have learned about so many things. This Curvy Capsule project is no different. Here are some great things I’ve learned while starting this capsule. Where does color come from? Remember that red-orange French Terry I loved for the Gabrielle dress in Seamwork’s May 2017 issue? … More Mini-Capsule: Exploring Colors
I found the Sew-Along from the Facebook group so motivating (i.e. focusing so I actually finish projects instead of leaving a pile of UFOs) that I’ve decided to join the Curvy Sewing Collective’s Mini-Capsule sew-along. I participated in their February Theme of Pants with my blue pants from the Seasonal Sew Along Deep Stash Group. … More Curvy Mini-Capsule Ideas
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)