It seems that my sewing this year has inadvertently taken on a theme and that theme is comfort. I’m terrible at tolerating cold weather and now that I mostly work at home there are rarely times when leggings and a cozy sweatshirt isn’t the answer to every “what should I wear” dilemma. So, I have been calling out to the universe for the perfect cold weather sweatshirt since the beginning of the year and the response I got was Lane Raglan Hoodie from Hey June Handmade. I made this version a while back in a rayon jersey for the Upcraft Club blog and I loved it but the rayon jersey is very lightweight. Perfect for a cool summer evening at the beach but I needed serious snuggle weather sweatshirt. When I saw a double layer jersey fabric at Rock Paper Scissors, my LQS, I flipped out and bought as much as they had left. (more…)
When Celina Bailey of Petit a Petit and Family announced her Project Sew it idea I had to join in. She’s joining together great sewing talents and committing to sewing one item a month, for most participants it seems to be a garment but it’s up to each individual and anyone can join. I’m such a big fan of Celina’s style and inspired by her creativity plus I already make myself an item of clothing a month. Project Sew it is a natural fit. Yet, while I do make lot of clothing I’m using my Project Sew It time as an opportunity to focus and make garments that are a little more complicated or require stretching my skills a bit. My January garment is this Cheyenne Tunic in double gauze. I was a pattern tester for the Cheyenne tunic, a Hey June pattern, so I was familiar with the pattern but working in the double gauze meant I had to take my time and work carefully. (more…)
Hey! It’s the first day of Selfish Sewing Week, which is fantastic because I already sew for myself all the dang time and for one week I get to act like I’m doing it for good reasons! That’s what you call #winning . I’m really proud to be starting it off as a contributor to the wonderful UpCraft Club with my new scrumptious Lane Raglan Hoodie. Check out all the details over on their blog.
Have you heard of UpCraft Club? It’s a modern sewing association for people who love pdf patterns. They offer monthly membership, which include a Jo-Ann fabric discount and a monthly free pattern or class. What is different about the UpCraft folks is that they also certify pdf patterns according to a transparent set of standards. (more…)