Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Carousel Blouse | McCall's 7957

Hello friends! As you can see, I'm still at the needle! This blouse has been a WIP for a couple of YEARS and all I had to finish were the SLEEVES.

This is McCall's 7957 , View B  in a size 12. This pattern is OOP but you can get it on Pattern Review or Etsy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

My Sewing Studio Tour

 Hello Friends! This video was a long time coming! When I moved into my new home in 2018, one of the requirements was that one of the bedrooms would be my sewing studio. I took my time in creating a space that feels functional and genuine to ME, and I love creating here!

Enjoy this MTVCribz style sewing studio tour and give the video a like! Even subscribe if you want!

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Items Mentioned (in order of video):

o   Brother Project Runway CE8080PRW – discontinued o   Brother Serger 1034D o   Brother Coverstitch 2340CV · Sew Steady Extension Table · Sewing Tables · Sewing Chairs · Peg Boards · Peg Board Organizer Kit · Sewing Machine Clock · White thread rack · Wooden thread rack – (JoAnn in-store) · Thread carousel – (Cannot find on JoAnn website. Check in-store) · Sullivan’s adjustable sewing table · Sullivan’s cutting mat · Ironing Cover · White Utility Cart · Ikea KALLAX 5x5 shelf · Sewing Phrase decal · Dressform · Futon Sofa · Hanging Picture frame · Unique Book Shelf · Ironing Board · Maytag Iron · Ikea KALLAX 4x1 shelf · Cube Storage organizers



Tuesday, March 15, 2022

I made my FIRST COAT | Simplicity 8749

It's mid-March and not only is it between 20 and 40 degrees outside most days, but it SNOWED over the weekend! My only happy solace from these thoughts is that I finally finished the coat I've been working on for the past 2 years! I've always wanted a proper coat. Something that I could wear when I dress up for black tie events and things, but also just be stylish enough to throw on over a set of sweats. As an adult, most of my coats have looked more utility in nature, and generally just not... CHIC lol So this coat has stepped in to fix my problem.

I have made 3 jackets so far (here, here & here), but never a coat.

This beauty is Mimi GxSimplicity 8749, View B in a size 16.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Transitional Sweater Weather | Simplicity 8465

It's May in the DMV and one weekend it's 85 degrees and we're wearing shorts and tube tops and then 3 days later, it's 59 degrees and I'm in a matching sweatsuit! The weather is so bipolar this time of year that it really helps to have some functional transitional pieces in your closet to look cute but still fit the environment. One Friday night, motivation and inspiration hit me at the same time and I came out a few hours later with this beauty!

This is Simplicity 8465 (OOP) in a size Medium.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Unblogged Pieces of 2020

This year, I probably sewed the least I have ever sewn since I started 7 years ago. That's probably true for most of us though, so I haven't been too hard on myself about it. I blogged about 4 of the things I was able to push out but these are the few things that I never got real pics in and never made it to the blog.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas! | McCall's 7243

Merry Christmas, Friends! Here's to hopes that you are able to spend the holiday around people that you love and enjoy... and if that is not the case or possibility, I am hoping that you are able to find peace and gratitude in whatever situation you are in. The holidays are not the easiest times this year (for myself included), but I'm praying things will soon get better.

Today I am bringing to you McCall's 7243 (OOP), View B, in a size 12.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Mola Jacket | McCall's 7100


Hello, Friends! We are creeping up to the end of 2020 and BOY, what a year! AMIRITE?! I don't really want to get too much into it, but I DO want to get into this 4-year-old WIP (Work In Progress) that I had sitting around in a bag lol I saw the vision for it all those years ago and it just moved from corner to corner.

This project is my long-awaited Mola Jacket! If you've never heard of "Mola" before, as per Wikipedia "The Mola, or Molas, is a hand-made textile that forms part of the traditional women's clothing of the Kuna people from Panama, Central America". It's a form of art in Panama that has it's history in body painting. The indigenous Indians in Panama (Kuna) use a reverse applique technique to finely stitch the multiple layers of fabric together. The stitches are nearly invisible.

The Kuna people  create some of the most unique and beautiful hand-crafted items with mola patterns. I cannot remember with which trip to Panama I picked up the patches I used for this jacket, but if you want to see some footage of me enjoying Panama, fabric shopping, and spending time with my family, you can check out my Panama Vlog YouTube playlist here.

But before we get too far in here! This jacket is McCall's 7100 (OOP) in size Medium. I have made this jacket once before. The first time I made it, I fully lined it, but I didn't have the desire to do that this time.