Are maternity clothes worth making?

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?

Maternity Sewing: An Introduction.

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.

Personal Collections and Block patterns, as introduced by my Ultimate Denim Dress.

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.

Named Clothing Asaka Kimono in Wine Viscose Linen Noil for Sewn with Hart!

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!