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 →

Bruyere Shirt

My first make of 2018 is a Bruyere shirt - it's a great shirt/pattern! I've said before - Deer and Doe is my favorite pattern house. Eleanor really knows how to draft a pattern. Bruyere is fitted through the waist; the fit is perfect, with about 2" of ease in the bodice. I didn't even... Continue Reading →

Trio of Sweaters

O boi I'm excited to show you this one! It's another Jasper sweater dress + 2 bonus sweaters made with some wonderful fabric I'm lucky to have. This is locally made organic soy French Terry fabric from Pittsburgh designer Kelly Lane. Her garments are so cool; I really really dig her aesthetic and designs. So... Continue Reading →

Noodlehead Bag

A groovy messenger bag made with special fabrics... (Note: I wrote a good deal of posts last year that never got published because I didn't take any pictures to go with them. Now that I have a better camera, I'm gonna try to be a better blogger too. This one is from last July!!) I... Continue Reading →

A Riveting Skirt

Where I live, the winter is indecisive. We can have a 10 degree cold snap one day and be in the 40s the next. So I like to be ready for anything. When it gets above freezing, it's Winter Skirt Weather. My strategy for not freezing is as follows: a knee length wool coat and... Continue Reading →

Experience Points

Noticable progression of skills is one of the most encouraging things about sewing and crafting. I've been doing the occasional cross stitch lately. They're enjoyable and I've really beefed up my handsewing skills as a result. As a side bonus, I've learned more about creating pixel art as a cross stitch design is very similar... Continue Reading →

Dress Full of Stars

The cold descended suddenly and I was unprepared. I had this great sweater fabric with plush backing which wanted to be a sweater dress.  It's the perfect fabric for a Jasper dress (Paprika Patterns), which requires a sturdy fabric with little to no stretch. I made the sweater version in fleece my first year of... Continue Reading →

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