quick post about a swingset skirt I whipped up a little while back for a co-workers daughter.Read More
my brother-in-law scott, also known as nora and etta's dad, is a big time hunter and fisher. so when I saw the cotton + steel mustang line, with it's animal and arrow prints, I knew it would be perfect for his daughters.Read More
the supreme court gives the best birthday gifts.
this year when i woke up on june 26th i found they had ruled that marriage was a right for all americans. that night i opened my present from victor's mom: a package of beautiful fabrics, including this rainbow print. how fitting!Read More
i was doing what i always do when planning a project: sitting cross legged on the floor, patterns on my right, stash on my left, a mason of a triple rock porter in front of me pulling together various combinations and seeing what might work. when i came across this pairing of a lightweight cobalt eyelet and the sunday brunch pattern from oliver + s i paused:Read More
a little while back vic's mom asked if i would like some vintage sewing notions and patterns. you see the mother of one of her friends had passed away and the friend could only part with her mother's things if she knew they were going to a good home.
well i was happy to provide said home, and today i'll share some of the wonderful things i received.Read More
sometimes aunt maggie needs to sew for herself. now in general i prefer to sew for kids over adults for a few reasons:
- kids clothing doesn't have to fit precisely (it's more about drawstrings and elastic waistbands, less darts and zippers). because this part is easier, i can focus my energy on trying new and different techniques, patterns, and fabrics.
- i'm not really a clothes girl, seriously if i could pull off that whole steve jobs uniform thing i would.
- adult clothing takes a lot more fabric and time, which is tough for me to commit to. maybe i should explore that in therapy.
nora and etta are active little girls. very active little girls. but they are also quite girly and like to wear dresses and skirts.Read More
while i ponder the all too quick passage of time we're gonna finish off back to school week by talking about the skirts i made nora and etta for the first day of school.
since this was etta's first year I let her call the shots. bucking tradition (she's a firecracker my bo betta) she requested a skirt as opposed to a dress. naturally i saw this as an opportunity to try a pattern i've had for a while, but haven't yet sewn: the hopscotch skirt by oliver + s.Read More