In my first blog post on maternity sewing, I brought up some questions I have about making clothes for pregnancy. From what I’ve noticed, many women who sew have had similar ones. Because pregnancy is temporary, some fear they will “waste” fabric when making clothes they might not wear once the pregnancy is finished. At…… Continue reading Are maternity clothes worth making?
It’s taken until the third trimester of my pregnancy to sit down and write about it. There were many practical reasons for the delay. There were the actual symptoms of pregnancy. Notably, the incomparable fatigue and nausea left little time for hobbies, let alone writing about hobbies (especially considering my day job is writing academically).…… Continue reading Maternity Sewing: An Introduction.
You may have noticed on IG, I’m deep in collection making territory. For years, I’d tried to put one together but plans always fell through, or the project didn’t work, or the fabrics… Finally, I think I’ve reached that sewing sweet spot. Projects work, lately. Garments fit, lately. Fabrics match. There is coherence. And when…… Continue reading Personal Collections and Block patterns, as introduced by my Ultimate Denim Dress.
Did you catch my most recent project on the Minerva Crafts blog? I made this Named Patterns Gaia Quilted coat over the holidays. It was my first time using neoprene and experimenting with the “soft tailoring.” Be sure to check it out!
Winter was looming when Hart’s Fabric asked me to join their February rendition of Sewn With Hart. At the time, I was caught up in the holiday haze. This collaboration, however, gave me the opportunity to look forward to February, to what I expected to be a less excited moment, and to ask myself, how would…… Continue reading Named Clothing Asaka Kimono in Wine Viscose Linen Noil for Sewn with Hart!
I’m gearing up for a few upcoming blog posts when I realized–I never put up a link to my Named Clothing Solina Dress! I sewed this dress in a viscose twill, a fabric sponsored by Minerva Crafts. You can find my write up over at their blog.
Hey everyone! For those who may have missed it, be sure to check out my post on the Trend Patterns Twist dress over at the Minerva Crafts blog. This dress was a delight to sew, with just the right dose of challenge involved. Plus, I really enjoyed using the Atelier Brunette viscose in Chestnut to…… Continue reading Trend Patterns Twist dress
Hey everyone! I’ve recently joined the Minerva Crafts creative team of guest bloggers. You can check out my first project, the V8956, over at their blog: https://www.minervacrafts.com/blog/projects/v8956-in-water-repellant-faux-suede
When I received an invitation to Named’s book launch in London at the New Craft House, I was thrilled for two reasons. 1. I got invited to Named’s Book Launch in London. 2. I have an opportunity to make a party dress…to wear to their book launch! If you’re reading here, you probably know it–Named…… Continue reading Dark Floral Stella Shirt Dress
Friends, my bodysuit dreams have come true! After four years of sewing, I can now say good things come to those who wait (and also sew with enough perseverance!). Bodysuits might be quick but they are surprisingly involved. In addition to a decent knowledge of sewing and choosing stretch fabrics, a familiarity with using lingerie…… Continue reading V9298 Vogue Patterns Bodysuit