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.

Monday, July 27, 2020

30th Birthday Dress! | Butterick 6566

*blows dust*
Well, hello there! Long time, no see. In fact, I haven't been on here since January. So many things have taken place between then and now, and to avoid putting a damper on anyone's mood (mostly mine) let's just ignore it and take a look at this dress I made for my 30th birthday that was this month!

This dress is View D of Butterick 6566 in a size Medium.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Houndstooth Twist Sweater | McCall's 7975

Hey friends! I'm back with my first finished make of 2020! I actually sewed this up on Christmas night as a gift to myself but I didn't put the finishing touch on it until the first Sunday in Jan lol.

This is McCall's 7975, View B. I cut the medium.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Eurotrip 2019 Fabric Haul

Happy New Year, friends! I hope 2020 has started amazing for you! Also, if it hasn't started that great, remember that it's also just a new day, a new week, a new month and you can take everything one day at a time. No need to pressure yourself to start over. Start from where you are and make progress at your own pace <3.

I haven't been on here since BEFORE I went on my (what has now become) annual Eurotrip! Of course, while I was overseas, I took the time to visit some fabric shops. So I'm back here to show you what I picked up in Belgium and in Spain.