Storm cloud dress

Swapping a zipper for buttons... Thunderstorms are lovely, no? Living in a rainy part of the US, thunderstorms are pretty common and I love them. I love the eerie color of the sky, the smell of impending rain, the light and audio spectacle that is thunder and lightning. So when I saw a thunderstorm print... Continue Reading →

By Neptune’s Trident!

A Neptunian Chardon skirt. Made from the linen remnants of my custom blazer jacket, is the first Chardon skirt I've made since Sewing Year 1. I have 3 others in my closet - one is Very Tired, one is Fancy, and the last one is Plain Brown. The tired one is moving on the Goodwill-ier... Continue Reading →

Midnight Special

"Do you still have that Adventure Time fabric?" It was after midnight, the middle of a late night that started out on the town. My husband and I had taken his brother (hereafter referred to as my brother as I have no siblings of my own) to a show downtown. Afterwards, I really wanted to... Continue Reading →

Xena Blouse

Drafting a semi-fitted blouse with special style lines... So...I was watching an episode of Xena last week. My eye was drawn to the seaming on Xena's bodice and it struck a new cord in my brain: Those seams would look interesting on a blouse. My wardrobe was crying out for a hero, more accurately it... Continue Reading →

Self-Drafted Blazer Jacket

Atop a gilded chariot, the fanfare blaring as confetti drifts slowly to the ground, I wave to the fans, a queenly wave, as my jacket billows around me. JK. I made the jacket I designed! It's the greatest jacket in the world. (It's not, but you know how that goes.) I used a lovely blue... Continue Reading →

Drafting a Custom Blazer

Now armed with a princess seam sloper, I'm drafting a blazer jacket! At first I was set on some kind of notched collar. I've never sewn one before let alone drafted one, which made me a little apprehensive. Then I saw a stunning Armani collarless jacket. But less fancy collarless jackets looked incomplete when I... Continue Reading →

Moon Princess Seam Conversion!

I finally got around to converting my basic sloper to princess seams. Drafting the OG darted sloper proved a much more daunting task. Converting it to princess seams was...well... In the interest of science, I read several tutes before choosing one to reference while I work. I like to find the commonalities to weed out... Continue Reading →

You’re so square

Scraps purge part deux. I cut a heckin' lot of 5" squares cleaning out my scraps. They became some cute fabric bowls, "magic" bags, and a patchwork pillow case. The rest are destined to become a quilt and/or more cute, small things. Magic Bags I loved making these little bags. They are super easy, a... Continue Reading →

Scraps? Scraps!

My stash hurts like a warehouse, it has no room to spare. I had to cram so many scraps to store, everything in there... Over the years, I've accumulated a stash full of remainders. Some are over a yard, others are teensy scraps squirrled way for pockets or bag linings. They comprise maybe half of... Continue Reading →

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