Creativity · drafting

A little about learning to draft

If you have followed my sewing much, you will know that I tend to draft a lot of the patterns that I sew.  I love being able to sketch something out, and then turn it into a piece of clothing.  Drafting patterns is not rocket science, but experience in sewing does really help. The basics… Continue reading A little about learning to draft

Creativity · Focus

Focus – Week 31 & 32

Week 31 was officially the end of summer ball.  The boy was in an all star tournament, and they did fairly well.  They ended up 4th place, but it was a not really a full tournament.  As per the usual this summer, rain made it hard to play all the games.   They ended up… Continue reading Focus – Week 31 & 32

Creativity · Focus

Focus – Week 28-30

Gotta admit...this summer has thoroughly exhausted me.  I'm not sure how the kids would have gotten everywhere if I hadn't been "working" from home.  While I did get what I needed done for work, it was definitely affected by my kids activities, with having to work late on many nights when I really shouldn't have… Continue reading Focus – Week 28-30

drafting · Sample sewing · Sewing · Sewing for me

Light and Dark

This was the third strike-off sample I needed to get finished in the last week.  It was pretty dang busy! Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something.  Please check out our disclosure policy for more details. This fabric is from the Harry Potter… Continue reading Light and Dark

Sample sewing · Sewing · Sewing for the boy

Go Army!

I was offered to sew up these strike-off samples, which are more for a younger child.  My kids were well past the age that these printed samples would fit, so I went to the next best grand-nephew! My niece's husband did time in the Army as an EOD specialist (think: Hurt Locker), and now… Continue reading Go Army!

drafting · Sample sewing · Sewing · Sewing for the girl · teen sewing

Getting ready for Halloween! Halloween months away or something??  Yes, I know, but with pre-orders they need to get them ordered by the end of July so they come in on time. This is a pre-order from RP Custom Fabrics and the round is called HalloMas.  She has the two holidays combined so she can make sure the… Continue reading Getting ready for Halloween!

Pattern testing · Sewing for me · Sewing for the girl · teen sewing

Two BSD Sophias

I volunteered to test the Bella Sunshine Design's Sophia racerback top/tunic/dress, and it turned out very nicely for a quick summer top. I made two of them.  One for my daughter in a size 2, with the top length.  This is nice basic for her wardrobe.  I made it in bamboo spandex jersey from Nature's… Continue reading Two BSD Sophias

Creativity · drafting · Pattern hacking · Sewing · Sewing for me


I love this fabric that I purchased from Zenith and Quasar last year, and finally got it sewed up for me. This is the star stuff panel and Carina Nebula fabric from her space round last year.  I sewed up some samples for that round, but also purchased a bunch for myself.  I love how… Continue reading Nebula

Blog Tour · Sewing · Sewing for the boy

Change up the Tee – blog tour day 10

I decided to participate in another blog tour by Made for Little Gents, and this time it was about making more than just a basic t-shirt for boys. The blog tour was sponsored by GYCT Designs, and they offered the blog tour participants the Primary Tee.  There is a giveaway and sale included!  The sale… Continue reading Change up the Tee – blog tour day 10