Tuesday, December 09, 2014

My Momma Didn't Make This!

I have been SO lucky lately!!! I mean seriously?! When Everything Your Momma Made put up a shout out to test their latest pattern I was just finishing up another test for myself (more about that another day) when I decided to throw in my stitch ripper!

This test was a secret surprise because it was part of the Sew Fab Sewing Bundle...so I've had this ready to go for almost a month!!!

When I saw the pattern I immediately decided it was going to be my goto Christmas Dress! So...I went shopping and did not find at all what I was looking for...I found this fabulous damask fabric instead! And seriously? How could I not buy it?! So fabulous, am I right?

And when it was all done...I figured out that one of my most favourite (sadly, underused) necklaces was a perfect accessory for the outfit.

And it snowed...adding even more fun to our photoshoot!

Now I'm going to tell you about this pattern...

  1. I love it!
  2. It is meant for knits but Kymy from Everything Your Momma Made makes it easy to make this happen!
  3. It is definitely in the beginner range of sewing ability...no buttons, no zippers...
  4. It goes together so quickly! 
  5. It's very versatile! I will be making a more casual version soon because it's a bit much to wear around the house...

Enjoy and go sew!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Selfish Sewing Week

Back in September there was a week called Selfish Sewing Week. I promise you, I was able to get some sewing done then and well...the truth is I've done a bunch for myself since then too!

Anyway, for selfish sewing week I made myself another Jocole Crossover Dress. This one is just past my knees (what they call knee-length on me never is!) Darn short legs! This pattern is the only one that I have made more than one of for myself...seriously! Most things I seem to only make once whether I love them or not because there are SO many great patterns out there to try! And truth be told each one of my Crossover Dresses is different (and we're not just talking fabric here!)

I also made myself a Love Notions Trendy Tunic...gosh, I love this top! If I make it again (I am waiting for the long sleeve edition) I will go down a size...it ended up pretty roomy but I love it anyway. This is the kind of top I wear out of the wash every week. I seriously love it!
And I get loads of compliments on it...and it has pockets...and it makes me happy. Actually, I am wearing it as I write this!
If you haven't sewn for yourself lately, you totally should...I wear something handmade by me pretty much every day now. Sometimes it's a piece of jewelry or clothing and other times it's my whole outfit! I am very happy with this change in my wardrobe!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Zip-off Whatnow?

This fall I really surprised myself by making the boys each a pair of Scientific Seamstress Field Research Pants! They have loads of pockets, zip-off legs and lots of comfort! The great thing about using PDF patterns is that there are on-line communities that are welcoming, supportive and helpful if you have any questions...check out Scientific Seamstress' Facebook Page for more on this.

How about a little pocket love? It took quite awhile to get those pockets all just right and then sewn on and top-stitched but it was worth every minute! My boys seriously love these pants!

Now, they needed some great new shirts to go with these pants right? So...I finally got my Patterns for Pirates Lumberjack Hoodie Pattern out and did these up. They went together really quickly especially considering I lined mine with fleece rather than the suggested jersey or flannel. We live in Canada, eh!

The boys wear these daily. They love them! My middle guy's only complaint is that there isn't a snap right below his chin. but he wore it as a jacket for most of the fall anyway.

My guys are pretty great...they love my handmade clothes, they mostly love each other and they put up with all these photos for their mama!

Yup, they're pretty great if you ask me!