These days I seem to be using pattern testing as a way to keep me motivated and finding the time to sew. Take this skirt for example. It's the new Mariska Skirt by Kate & Rose. Kati emailed me to ask if I would help test one of the patterns in her new Midtown Collection… Continue reading Mariska in Spots and Stripes // Giveaway!
Finally! I'm pleased to present my first finished garment of 2014 - a simple cotton/linen blend Belcarra blouse, the most recent addition to the Sewaholic Patterns line. My new top is a perfect classic white top to wear with just about anything, and I foresee it becoming a wardrobe staple. This pattern is super easy to sew up… Continue reading Pattern Testing the Belcarra Blouse – Take Two
2014 appears to be the year of polyfill (the stuffing, not the code) here on Sew Well. Dragons, pillows, and now bunnies. I miss sewing garments, but how could I pass up making these cute little bunnies out of nice well behaving cotton after my failed experiments in silk the last few weeks? Just like… Continue reading Bunny Love: Sew Fun Book Review and Giveaway
Well, when I finally found the time between the feedings and the burpings and the changings and the sleepings to turn on my sewing machine, I didn't use it to make something fun and exciting and new for me or even something cute for the little one. Instead, I used it to make a pillow. … Continue reading Petals, Pillows, and Presents
It seems like ever since I started sewing, I've had a ton of friends having babies. And, because I was introduced very early on in my sewing career to the Cotton Ginny's Animal Blankets and Ball pattern through the sewing classes that came with the purchase of my machine, nearly every single one of those friends… Continue reading Dragons
Well, the newborn hat is finished! The funny thing is that I could have finished it ages ago. I'm such a beginner at knitting that I read, "use a 3 needle bind off to close the top of the hat with right sides together," in the instructions for the Pixy Newborn Hat and thought it… Continue reading Learning to Knit: The Completed Pixy Newborn Hat