January sewing plans: better late than never

It’s January 22. What better time to sit down & share my January sewing plans? Especially since they’re going so well. My goal is to complete an average of ten items per month, & I’ve already finished…one. Yeah, at this rate, I’m going to have to churn out a finished item every day for theContinue reading “January sewing plans: better late than never”

achievement unlocked: cream & pink embellished Jenna cardigan

First completed make of 2019: done! I made the Muse Patterns Jenna cardigan for the first round of the Pattern Review Sewing Bee.   It’s no surprise, I LOVE sewing challenges! I’m not always great at participating within the time limits, but they often inspire my sewing. I’m a person with A LOT of ideas.Continue reading “achievement unlocked: cream & pink embellished Jenna cardigan”

best/worst makes of 2018, & January challenges!

Let’s talk about my top five makes of 2018. Kind of tough to narrow it down, honestly! I made some pretty good stuff: 1) Swoon Patterns Nora bag. This pattern has been on my to-do list for a couple of years. I laid in supplies to make it back in 2016. But my Noodlehead SupertoteContinue reading “best/worst makes of 2018, & January challenges!”

looking forward to sewing in 2019

Happy new year, faithful readers, assorted spambots, & random women who somehow stumbled across this blog from the BabyCenter TTC forums! 2018 is behind us, as are the smoldering ashes of the grand plans I had for this blog last year. 2018 was going to be the year that I really Doubled Down & MadeContinue reading “looking forward to sewing in 2019”

November sewing plans: too ambitious?

Hello, sewing friends, & others who persist in reading this blog even though it is almost 100% about sewing! Let’s talk sewing plans! I’m setting myself a goal of completing ten projects this month. If I complete more–great! If I complete fewer–also great! But ten seems like a challenging but achievable goal given my availableContinue reading “November sewing plans: too ambitious?”

achievement unlocked: Vogue 9112 dress

Hey, look at me, being all alive & stuff! I kind of fell off the face of the Earth for a while. Ramona started kindergarten at the end of August & it was a far more challenging transition than I anticipated. There’s been a lot of bullying & some issues with school administration. I don’tContinue reading “achievement unlocked: Vogue 9112 dress”

Design Your Wardrobe: week two

This is the third post in my series about the month-long Colette/Seamwork Design Your Wardrobe course. I’m doing the fall/winter course, which started in early August. The goal is to develop a seasonal “collection” & sewing queue. You can see the first two posts here & here. Week two: “colors & fabrics”. Obviously I’m onlyContinue reading “Design Your Wardrobe: week two”

Design Your Wardrobe: week one

Read this for background on what Design Your Wardrobe is & why I’m participating The basic structure: folks are emailed a “daily dispatch” every weekday. Each dispatch features a keyword that shapes the daily goal. The dispatches are fairly brief, but they offer some explanation & context for how the daily keyword informs the overallContinue reading “Design Your Wardrobe: week one”