(Although I'm hoping to share mostly my sewing adventures on this blog, I will also share knitting and spinning posts from time to time.) As I share with people that I enjoy spinning wool/fibers into yarn, a frequent question that I get asked is, "Why?" I always smile as I get asked this question… Continue reading Why I spin wool into yarn…
I'm excited to share of a review of the book Sew U Home Stretch, the Built by Wendy Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics by Wendy Mullin. The premise of this book is to offer a guide to sewing with knit fabrics. There are three basic patterns included in this book. Wendy then offers ways to… Continue reading Book Review: Sew U Home Stretch, The Built by Wendy Guide to Sewing with Knit Fabrics
I will start out this post to share a disclaimer, I adore Anna Maria Horner's sewing patterns. The Quick Change Trousers pattern from the book Handmade Beginnings is my all time favorite sewing pattern for infants/toddlers. I have made many, many versions (both for my own children and as gifts). I will do a review of… Continue reading Pattern Review: All Set Pattern Set by Anna Maria Horner
I thought I'd take a little time for this post to share details behind my Capsule Wardrobe planning. I will also share some helpful resources that I've found in this topic. If you're not familiar with the term Capsule Wardrobe, Wikipedia notes the following: Capsule Wardrobe - "The term has come to refer to a… Continue reading Planning a Capsule Wardrobe. . .
This project started out with a stained white toddler dress. This dress is a "hand me down" and with the previous stains at hand I decided to overdye the dress. I had a bottle of Aquamarine liquid Rit dye and I started collecting other items to dye together. When I dye in the washing machine,… Continue reading Overdying adventures
This project started with an XXL commercial t-shirt that I acquired. I loved the color of the fabric (a heathered red, cool-toned jersey material). I thought it would be fun to reuse the commercial shirt for fabric and sew it into a new shirt for myself. The body of the commercial t-shirt was a tube… Continue reading Repurpose a t-shirt
I was thrilled to be a pattern tester for the halfmoon Atelier pattern, the midi skirt Roma. Meghann Halfmoon is currently refreshing her sewing pattern line. I tested this skirt for her pattern refresh. Pattern: midi skirt Roma byhalfmoon Atelier Fabric: Blue mid weight cotton fabric with a nature print (the fabric was purchased from Ikea).… Continue reading Pattern Review: midi skirt Roma by halfmoon Atelier