another baby boy, another oliver + s sketchbook shirt.
unlike my previous renditions of this pattern (here, here, and here) i decided to make this one from a chambray (which I got from stonemountain & daughter on my birthday as mentioned here) for two reasons:
1. it’s this couple’s first baby and chambray is a gender neutral choice. you know just in case a girl comes along later.
2. the father of this baby wears a lot of chambray button down shirts, so now they can be twins. Read More
more sewing for skills, and today we're all about means to fasten fabric: buttons and snaps. Read More
following up from yesterday's post on all the skirts and dresses i made in 2015, today i'll recap all the tops i made this year.
i'm especially excited about this post because with the exception of all the tops i made in 2015 were patterns i hadn't sewn before this year. Read More
i'm nothing if not predictable.
a coworker recently had a baby boy. so guess what i made him? Read More
yesterday i posted about my go to gifts for little girl apparel and today i'm going to post about apparel gifts for little boys.
until a few months ago i had never made clothing for a little boy. i had gotten by sewing gender neutral baby stuff and toys whenever necessary and didn't have any desire to change my approach. why sew for boys? i've got this girl thing down and it's really fun.
but when our friends had a baby boy back in june i knew it was time to get on with it and set to work on my first boy project. since then i've developed a few favorite boy apparel items i turn to when it comes time to make things for the little dudes... Read More
another baby boy another sketchbook shirt in plaid. i just can't help myself, this pattern is such a joy to sew and looks so adorable in tiny sizes. not to mention the baby lumberjack look really resonates with my demographic of friends. Read More
for 2015 i made myself two sewing resolutions. over a few posts i will share them as well as a third i'm adding for 2016.
my first resolution is to have less fabric.
crazy right? Read More
i think of my early sewing projects like i think of high school: sure at the time i thought i had it figured out and was doing a bang up job, but man there were some cringe worthy situations.
however unlike my high school experiences i am better for it and am willing to talk about them. so i thought i would put together a list of my favorite techniques and tips that i've found make my sewing more professional. Read More
it's pretty obvious i love all 49 of my oliver + s patterns (94 if you count each size), but according to all the podcasts about blogging one should do 'list posts' so here it goes: Read More
also known as lumberjack baby. Read More