It finally feels like Spring here in the Pacific Northwest. The sun is shining, the forsythia is blooming, and my last handmade Christmas present from this past Christmas is finally finished. Ha! Christmas morning my husband unwrapped the cut pieces for this blue plaid flannel shirt. I'd ordered this blue plaid flannel fabric from Mood Fabrics the second I saw it online… Continue reading Blue Plaid Butterick 4712
Hi folks! My good news here is that I finally finished a garment! That plaid flannel shirt that I was making my husband is now on a hanger in his closet. And, the plaid not matching in a few places doesn't actually bother me at all since, overall, the plaid actually matches pretty well. I hope… Continue reading Happy Pi Day!
I haven't squeezed in much time in front of the sewing machine recently. To be honest, I got a little discouraged after spending so long before the holidays meticulously cutting out my husband's plaid shirt only to realize as I was sewing it together that one of the side seams doesn't match. All of the… Continue reading Sewing in a World of Wrinkle-Free Shirts
I sometimes wonder what my go-to uniform would be if I were challenged to only wear one silhouette (one week one uniform, anyone?!). It's an idea I'm having fun exploring these days, though I haven't come up with any easy answers so far. Yet, when it comes to my husband, I know what his uniform would be - a… Continue reading Man in Blue
Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs. Awesome title, right?! I've been meaning to write one more post in the SOS Photography series, but it's been a busy month with my parents in town. Not only have we been tackling projects like reupholstering an ottoman, but we've also been making headway on our kitchen… Continue reading Photography: Composition
You got a sneak peek of my newest make yesterday, or you may have gotten a full peek if you clicked over to my MSN post. It was fun to sew something for my darling husband. He's been working so hard these days that he deserves a nice new shirt (or two - I already… Continue reading A Button-Up Shirt with a Striped Surprise
I really missed sewing with wovens, so I dipped my feet back into the non-knit game with a new shirt for my husband. Check it out over on MSN if you want a sneak peek before it goes live here tomorrow! Pattern: Butterick 4712 Fabric: Mood Fabrics Silk and Cotton Blend Shirting accented by Mood Fabrics Stone/Cream Striped… Continue reading Sneak Peek – Something for my Husband!
This shirt was supposed to be done before my birthday so that my husband could wear it to my birthday party. But, disaster struck at the next to last step. The problem: a poorly cut buttonhole. The almost-never-used buttonhole just above the button placket on the collar stand. The one that no one would have… Continue reading My Mood in September: Blue Plaid
This May I’m joining Zoe at ‘So, Zo…’ in a challenge to wear something handmade every day for thirty-one days. This post marks the fifth update of my progress and the completion of the challenge. May 29, 2012 What: The Cream Cowl Renfrew Where: To work. I dressed up again since I knew it would be… Continue reading MMMThursday: May 29th through 31st (The End!)
I recently joined the online sewing community We Sew Retro. My first two posts are going to recap the only two items I've completed from vintage patterns, the linen-and-silk shirt I made for my husband and my Burberry-inspired trench coat and matching skirt. The new post on my husband's shirt is here, and the post on my… Continue reading Vintage Fun: We Sew Retro