I've considered myself a runner for most of my life. I ran recreationally when I was little, and then, at the age of 16, I started running competitively, which is when running really took ahold of me. I made time to run nearly every day from then until the third trimester of my pregnancy. I would have kept… Continue reading Five Funky Running Skirts
I recently got inspired to make a million running skirts. And by a million, I mean five. But, making five felt like a million because assembly line sewing means even when you're on the next to last step, you still have so much left to do! Especially when deconstructing a ready-to-wear waistband pocket modification is… Continue reading Tutorial: Adding Pockets to a Knit Waistband
My daughter is currently obsessed with her belly button. She calls it her “bah bah”. She’s also obsessed with books, and she also calls them bah bahs, so it can be a bit confusing at times, but we figure it out. Anyway, she spends a good chunk of time with at least one finger touching… Continue reading Onesies No More
First, thank you to everyone who entered last week's giveaway for the SACurve Pattern Drafter. The lucky winner is Janet Williams! She'll be getting the 5/8" Pattern Drafter, which I hope she'll find useful for adding seam allowances to patterns without them, adding stitching lines to patterns that already come with 5/8" seam allowances, and drawing curves with… Continue reading SA Curve Ruler Discount!
I've been craving more easy pieces in my wardrobe lately. I would just love a closet full of pieces that can be effortlessly thrown together into outfits in the morning. I try really hard not to live in running clothes day in and day out, but some days I only have about five seconds to get ready. It… Continue reading A Coral and Floral Sandpoint Top
I have some exciting news for you today: Claire from SACurve is back, and she recently updated her Pattern Drafter rulers! She's also updated her rolling wheel ruler and renamed it the Curve Runner. There's a Kickstarter going on for the new and improved Curve Runner right now. More on that at the bottom of the post. First, I… Continue reading SA Curve Ruler: Review and Giveaway!
Remember this top? I made it towards the end of last year, and it used to have a raw hem and a very loose neckline. I was on such a roll with the Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 the other day that I grabbed this shirt and gave it a hem as well since it's raw edges had… Continue reading Refashioned Wrap Top
I've been working on a top out of a soft rayon jersey with a phenomenal drape. Everything was going so smoothly... until I got to the hem. My first attempt at hemming the knit top was to use a band. That hem looked great, but when I tried on the finished top, I realized it… Continue reading Double-Sided Wonder
Here it is - the bright blue wrap dress that I've had on my dream sewing list forever. Made from one of Mood Fabric's silk jerseys, this wrap dress has been a long time coming. I've wanted to make a wrap dress as long as I've been sewing, even though, as I said back in November,… Continue reading Vogue 1548 Wrap Dress: The Reveal
Thank you guys so much for your encouraging comments on my last post - I was so nervous about blind stitching the facing down on my wrap dress! I powered through and got the dress finished in time to wear it to breakfast with the friend who very generously let me borrow her vintage Vogue 1548 pattern. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Keep Those Stitches Loose!