This month's Sewing By Ti blog tour theme is inspired by the 2018 Pantone Spring color forecast. I'm not one to be particularly observant about color trends, nor do I tend to dress to them. And for this tour, I almost decided to disregard the tour brief entirely and just do my own spring inspired… Continue reading Spring Into Color! A Sewing by Ti Blog Tour
Merry Christmas everyone! Here's my little tribe all decked out in our matchy-matchy holiday attire! Everyone keeps asking me where my husband's vest is, haha. Eh... I nearly made him a tie from the same fabric but he declined that idea! (*Affiliate links below) Me: Petite Stitchery Rory Dress* (Blogged here) My girls: Duchess &… Continue reading Merry Christmas!
It's crunch time for me to get all my last minute gifts made, and this one was no exception! My daughter got her first American Girl Doll for her 6th birthday last month, and now wants me to make *all the clothes*. I've been told on more than one occasion that she is expecting me… Continue reading Celebrate the Holidays! FREE Doll Cape Pattern!
The nice thing about sewing custom designed fabric is that I'm obligated to maximize every last bit of it! With the remaining pieces of this "Endless Hearts" Cotton Lycra (from Beanpop Fabrics) that I used last week to make the Filou Hoodie, I decided to make the Lienchen Skirt by Pom & Pino. This is… Continue reading Lienchen Skirt, Ottobre Top & Doll Outfit
Can you believe school starts in less than a month??! Well -- for those of you living in Virginia and most of the USA, that is! (Completely unrelated aside: I remember growing up in Australia and being *super* confused during the movie Grease, when the students would return to school immediately after Christmas - in… Continue reading Back to School Blog Tour with Pickle Toes AND Giveaway!
I've been a fan of Swoon bags* for a while now and I actually started making one a few years ago with a friend but never got around to finishing it! Eventually I'll get back to it, but in the meantime I'm sewing all the *other* things haha. I don't usually give gifts to my… Continue reading Swoon Heidi Foldover Wristlet Purses
First published on Burdastyle, 1/1/2016 I made this bag for a friend based on the instructions in the Craftsy.com class, “beginner serging” by Amy Alan*. It was mostly constructed with my serger – I did do a little basting with my sewing machine where the zipper meets the zipper tab/side — no matter how I… Continue reading Serger Box Bag
Originally posted on BurdaStyle 5/26/2015 Even though I don’t really quilt, I decided that last Christmas I would make my sister a quilt as her gift. I’m still convinced that one is either a clothes sewist or a quilter. For me, I would much much rather stick to clothes!!! All the same, I’m happy with… Continue reading Triangle Quilt
Originally published on BurdaStyle 5/26/2015 I spotted this doll sleep sack on my blog feeds right as my 3 year old looked over my shoulder. Of course, I then had to promise to make her one. In Minnie Mouse fabric. I wanted to work on it while she played with the 1 year old, but… Continue reading Doll Sleep Sack
Originally published on BurdaStyle 7/30/2014 I don’t usually quilt, but since I’m trying to make more gifts rather than buy at the moment, I whipped these up as part of a friend’s wedding gift. Need to make some for myself now! The napkins were quickly made on my serger with a rolled hem stitch. Material… Continue reading Quilted Placemats & Napkins