drafting · Pattern hacking · Pinterest hacks · Sewing · Sewing for me

Comfy sweatshirt dress

Hey, I sewed something up this week! I have had this cut out for a few weeks, so I finally got around to sewing it up.  It is basically this same top, only with a longer band around the bottom and deeper pockets. This is only 2-way stretch, so it is a bit tighter around… Continue reading Comfy sweatshirt dress

Creativity · Fabric designs · Surface design

Creating a design repeat

As I am having so much fun making up my designs into repeat patterns, I thought I would go into a little of how I create them. I start out by drawing a design by hand. Once my design is all done, I take a picture of it and bring it into Photoshop.  I delete… Continue reading Creating a design repeat

Creativity · Focus

Focus – Weeks 46 & 47

The holidays are now upon us!  It has been a busy few weeks, with not much sewing in store.  I did cut out a bunch of projects, but haven't gotten around to it. My accomplishments this week Focus Photo - Last week was Thanksgiving and this pretty much sums up the girl right now. I… Continue reading Focus – Weeks 46 & 47


Focus – Week 45

Last week I "focused" mostly on drawing and creating patterns, so that was fun and something different.  It seems like I need to change up on what I am working on or else I get bored and just don't want to work on things.  I have definitely hit a wall with my sewing lately.  I… Continue reading Focus – Week 45

Creativity · Pattern hacking · Sample sewing · Sewing · Sewing for me

Lightning strikes!

I am a sucker for red fabrics.  Anything I can mix with black usually ends up in my shopping cart, since I wear it so much.  Having my kids' school colors as red and black definitely helps, since I try to wear the fan colors at their tournaments and games. This is the Flash lightning… Continue reading Lightning strikes!

Creativity · Pattern hacking · Sample sewing · Sewing · Sewing for me

Pride City Stripes

This was my top for the Pride round at Fabric Anthropology.  When I got sent the fabric I was a little concerned by how "colorful" it was.  If you haven't noticed...I tend to wear a lot of neutral colors...and red. So...I thought about what kind of design I wanted to make that would still be… Continue reading Pride City Stripes

Charity · Sample sewing · Sewing

All for Love

Next weekend this beautiful blanket will be up for auction at the Be Proud Charity Auction Event.  The fabric was donated by Fabric Anthropology, and it is a large 72" x 60" blanket with custom fabric on both sides. The proceeds from the auction will go to The Trevor Project and Point of Pride. If… Continue reading All for Love

Pattern hacking · Sewing · Sewing for me · Wardrobe Capsule

Fall staples – the tunic top

I made a few tops for fall that I knew would get used in heavy rotation.  I was missing some basic layering tops, and that was just silly.  I have plenty of fabric...hello!  I  like to have longer tops to go with my leggings for booty coverage. For all of these I used the Sneha… Continue reading Fall staples – the tunic top