You guys. I have to start by saying I am so touched and encouraged by everyone’s kind reactions to my last post about why I stopped buying new clothes! I loved hearing how many of you are doing the same and I loved all the detailed questions. It just means so much to me. Truly. I was feeling pretty vulnerable about writing that post and I feel like you all responded with a hearty “Go For It!” Thank you, thank you, thank you! I will be sure to write more as the year progresses now that I know people are interested.
Meanwhile, I have been chipping away at my ‘make’ list and have started with t-shirts because it is first on the list for Project Sew It. Welcome to the story of the plantain tee in white, ocean and cat. Yup. Cat! (more…)
I made myself an olive and pink everyday blouse, y’all. And, it’s ticking all the happy boxes.
Tremendously wearable but not at all boring. Check! Comfortable but not frumpy. Check! Full of elegant but not-at-all fussy details. Check! Fulfills my commitment to make a blouse for Project Sew It. Check! Awesome addition to my handmade closet. Check! Check! check!
I’ve been crushing on this pattern since it came out. The Everyday Blouse was released through UpCraft Club and designed by Rachel, the Brazilian designer and endlessly talented sewist behind House of Pinhiero. (more…)
Technically, Celina Bailey’s lovely effort, Project Sew It, involves one sewing project a month but I checked with the sewing goddesses and they have allowed me a little pass for missing March. In that way, this Adelia Dress counts for both my May and April sewing. But friends, I do not call lightly on the sewing goddesses, it’s just that this dress deserves it. I am really excited about it because I drafted the pattern myself. (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 gauzy 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…)