Retail is no joke with the amount of hours you put in. 2017 led to a huge purge, a minimalist approach to my lifestyle, daily chore list and defining the places we want to travel to. Pittsburgh was our first culture hop. Photos, art, people watching and coffee are some of my favorite attractions. I am […]
Making winter clothes doesn’t have to be such a bore and a struggle with a handmade wardrobe. In 2013 I went with a cute Star Trek look with little mod 1960s dresses, leggings and boots. In 2014 I went Game of Thrones, long and flowing dresses that were loose enough to wear thermals under every […]
I’ve never been a jeans person. When I started sewing I asked myself why everyone loves jeans? Personally, for me they dig in my crotch, feel uncomfortable and the style cuts go in and out faster than I can keep up with. Feeling a little left out I asked my Facebook friends why they love […]
I sometimes ask myself why I am doing all of this? What is my motivation? What makes me happy?
Most people that sew will tell you that buying fabric and making things is what brings them joy and I am no different. Last week I made 6 lined curtain panels, 4 shirts, 3 rush order hems […]
I have to warn you making swim wear is addictive. It’s the only clothing that you can sew that will truly save money because it doesn’t take much fabric to make a swim suit. It does, however, take a lot of thread and you should consider swim elastic which really can also be cotton elastic.
Once, last May, I took a day off and just sat still. I survived and it gave me time to figure out my upcoming projects.
The next morning as Joann opened I was there getting the things to make some dream sews happen.
I got a fancy black […]
I’m out of the gate and up and running in my new studio and with the launch of my website coming soon.
My first project of the new year was to replicate an A-Line chiffon dress. Since I do not really have a magic wand and I’m a sewing teacher I will tell you a few of my […]
Short and sweet this week, sorry friends, fall camping, upcoming Clash Fashion Show and photo shoots are on my agenda. This is the time of the year everyone is super busy, I’m sure you are no exception.
Today I’m writing about my barkcloth dress. Let’s start with the fabric! As a gift Diana owner of
My dear sweet husband Jeffrey, asked me to make a cute little black dress last winter. After searching all of the patterns online I decided I was going to have to get crafty and marry two patterns together. This is a review of some of what I did.
Last winter, for a special holiday gift for my husband, Jeffrey, I agreed to make him a t shirt quilt out of all of his old favorite t shirts.
I am a color worshipper! As I was cutting out all the pieces I noticed the colors were quite similar to a dress I had seen in so many […]