Take One Dress

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A while ago I was one of the participants in the Take One Dress series. Today, I am bringing my post home, because Victoria posted her version of the inspiration dress I gave her. It's so cool what she did, I Love it. Go check it out. :) 

Pretty in Peplum Shirt and Kudzu Pants

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy New Year everybody! I hope you had a relaxing break! My first post this year is not about something I made this year. As a matter of fact, I made the pants in August and wouldn't let Ania wear them because I wanted to make a shirt to go with the pants. Good thing I did, I love the pants and if I waited any longer, they would have been too small. Oops.


Monday, December 8, 2014

I have decided to participate in Sew Mama Sew annual giveaway. I have a fun prize to giveaway:

 - One yard of Robert Kaufman The Cat in the Hat quilting cotton
 - Little Girls, Big Style book by Mary Abreu

Please enter via Rafflecopter below. I will choose a winner on Saturday. Good luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Boy Hooded Shirt

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

My oldest desperately needs a few wardrobe additions. He is down to three long sleeve shirts and two sweatshirts. It's cold here. The problem with being able to sew, is that I am too critical of cheaply made clothes and I don't want to spend money on good stuff. Also, I always think, but I can just make it. I can, if only there were more hours in a day. :) I did manage to make one. I plan to make a few more, so prepare to see some boy sewing. 

Sewing with Leather

Monday, November 17, 2014

This might be my favorite thing I've made for myself recently. I was offered an opportunity to choose a piece of leather from the Leather Hide Store to use however I please. I chose three possible contenders on-line first, received three samples and was able to choose what I wanted. I knew exactly what I wanted, I wanted to attempt the Senna Tote with a leather bottom. (There is an awesome giveaway at the end of the post, so if you don't want to read through my ramblings, scroll down to the end)

I am a bit particular about my purses. I don't like faux leather purses, the texture bothers me. They are usually cheaply made, crack and come apart after a few wears. Supple leather, perfect topstitching, interesting shapes and details - I can get behind that. The piece I received from the Leather Hide Store was perfect, it was so soft and rich looking. I love it.

Take One Dress, Guest Post

Monday, November 10, 2014

I am over at As it Seams for the Take One Dress series. I would love if you pay a visit. Check out what I have chosen as an inspiration dress for Victoria. :)

Everyday Tank Blog Tour

Thursday, November 6, 2014

When Irene of Serger Pepper emailed me inviting me to participate in the tour, I wasn't sure if I would have the time. I already had a few sewing obligations and a mini vacation planned around the same time. But then I looked at the pattern and agreed immediately. It was simple and versatile, something that can be made into basic wardrobe staples or re-imagined/reconfigured into something more fancy. It also had a dress option. Perfect.