Night and Day Dress of the Month

Night and Day Dress of the Month

I made a big plan for this year for my own wardrobe. I am going to make a version of the Night and Day Dress from Charm Patterns designed by Gretchen Hirsch. The pattern has the opportunity to make 72 different dresses by combining the different sleeve, bodice, collar...
Will Washing Hurt it?

Will Washing Hurt it?

It’s funny that this is a question I get asked no matter what kind of textiles I’m working with. Not usually in those words but people are often worried about how best to wash their clothing or other fabrics they have in their home so let’s talk...
Details

Details

It’s the last day of February. On the first day of February I launched my new business of selling custom, hand made skirts on Etsy as well as custom sewing for people who are more local to me. Over the last 4 weeks I have made a lot of skirts – 8 of them...
Project of the Year

Project of the Year

Last year I watched a fabulous sewer named Leanne Barlow make a gown each month. She designed and draped and sewed them all. She bought accessories and gorgeous shoes to go with all of them. You can check it all out on her blog and follow her on Instagram if you love...
My Sewing

My Sewing

In June, right after school was out, Maggie and Ryan and I went to Utah. The kids were going to a music camp where Maggie studied opera and Ryan was working on saxophone – although Ryan has decided to add Clarinet to the instruments he plays because he now loves...

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