Kupo! I was super excited to see this month's Monthly Stitch theme: geek out! I've been thinking about making a moogle hoodie for a while, and this was the perfect opportunity. My boyfriend also mentioned that he'd like a Final Fantasy themed hoodie, so of course I went into WE MUST HAVE MATCHING THINGS mode. … Continue reading December Monthly Stitch: A Kupo-tastic Hoodie
Say hello to my latest skater baby: the Lady Skater-frew! The Basics: Pattern: Lady Skater and Sewaholic Renfrew Fabric: 3 yds of ponte de roma from Girl Charlee Alterations: Blended bodice patterns together and added 3" length to skirt. Notions: Elastic and Wundertape. Make it again?: I'll definitely make another Lady Skater, though I'm not … Continue reading November Challenge: Lady Skater-frew
Dots, that is. As promised, here's Lady Skater #2! Better late than never, right? The Basics: Pattern: Lady Skater with cap sleeves Fabric: 2 yds of B&W polka dot ponte de roma from Girl Charlee Alterations: Added 1" length to bodice and 3" length to skirt. Notions: Elastic. Make it again?: Yup. I've got a … Continue reading September Challenge: All About That Polka
The Basics: Pattern: Simplicity 1606 bodice and Sewaholic Cambie skirt, view AFabric: 1.5 yds of blue cotton sateen (stash), 1/2 yd red cotton sateen, 1/2 yd gold charmeuse (stash), 1 yd of cotton muslinAlterations: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Lots.Notions: Zipper. Cording for piping, harvested from pre-purchased piping in my stash (because I hate myself). Make it again?: Not likely. I love it and will definitely make … Continue reading August Challenge: More like Captain Marvel-ous!
Say hello to the last project I sewed up before moving! June was Indie Pattern Month, so I decided to go with an indie company that I'd never used before: Closet Case Files. I purchased the Bombshell pattern last summer, but never got around to it. I'm kind of glad that I didn't, since I … Continue reading June Challenge: Hello Bombshell!
Remember back in March/April when Colette announced they were releasing knit patterns? I squealed with joy. I was looking for an excuse to play with knits more. This is partly out of a desire to build a more functional wardrobe, but also so that I could practice using my serger for something other than finishing seams. … Continue reading May Challenge: Maybe it’s Mabel(ine)
I originally planned to sew up doubles of Colette's Sorbetto (another contender from last month's challenge) for this month's challenge, but I had a whole slew of issues with it. I'll probably post about it later this week. Fortunately, I've sewn duplicates of a few other garments this month, one of them being another Alma … Continue reading April Challenge: Sewing Double
I guess this technically meets April's challenge requirements as well? Continuing on the wedding theme, here's my friend's leaving dress! It was kind of funny how this turned out. She was IMing me about 3 weeks ago, telling me she was stressed about finding a leaving dress since her main dress is so delicate. Then … Continue reading Cambie #6: The Leaving Dress
Are you noticing a theme yet? I get really ambitious with my sewing projects and then realize I still have a 40-hour a week job and life obligations. Oops. Anyway, I started this Macaron back in February, intending it to be a dress for a Valentine's Day date with the beau. I ordered my fabric … Continue reading April Challenge #1: A Belated Valentine’s Macaron
One of these days, I'm going to actually meet the deadline for the Monthly Stitch posts. I finished this blouse in mid-March, but pictures held me up (and helping my friend with her wedding this past week. Today is couch/recovery/sangria day). Fortunately, I got a fancy new camera that actually takes decent pictures! It's a Fujifilm FinePix … Continue reading (Belated) Monthly Stitch #2: Alma Blouse