As part of the Raspberry Creek Fabrics Blog Tour, I shared my take on the Jalie Crop Top. I thought I'd write a separate post with instructions on making the flounce! First up, I found this blog post from The Shapes of Fabric with instructions on working out the size of the flounce. I measured… Continue reading How to Add a Flounce to Jalie Crop Top
Tomorrow I'm sending my husband to Costco. Wish us luck!!! My goal is to make some freezer meals that can get us through the next few weeks without me having to spend a whole lot of thought on what we'll be eating each day....
My goodness, these last few weeks have been such a blur, I forgot to do a writeup on DC Frocktails! So, Frocktails! I wasn't entirely sure what this event would be all about but I knew I wanted to be part of it. I planned to jump on tickets as soon as they came available but then when I saw they were kinda pricey, I hesitated. And then when I finally decided to just get the tickets anyway, they had sold out! Thankfully I was able to get a ticket from the waitlist in early January.
It's new pattern time! Itch to Stitch launched the Tallinn Top and Dress today - this is a fitted knit top/dress with princess seams, center front seam, and options for a peplum, top, or dress. You'll need fabric with about 50% horizontal stretch and good recovery. I used Cotton Lycra for mine but you can use any jersey, double-brushed poly, ITY or French Terry.
I love that Right Start Math have been publishing some of their games on their blog this winter! As we get stuck inside on cold days, it's nice to have some inspiration on keeping the kids having fun learning indoors!
For the last few months, Simple Life Pattern Company have been testing their new collection and TODAY is the day it releases! I tested the Ella dress - a knit dress/tunic with an open back and option for an asymmetrical circle skirt and my daughter just adores it!
A friend recently introduced me to Threadsmitten, a small online business based local to me in Fairfax, Virginia specializing in European fabrics, notions, and non-Euro indie paper sewing patterns. The owner, Rachel, sent me some of her fabrics to try out and share - and I am just so in love with them!
I’m so excited that my kids are starting to read the Harry Potter books! While I have the series in a combo of paperback and hardcover - and some British, some Australian, and some US editions - we’ve been borrowing the e-audiobooks from the library and listening to them instead. And of course, one of the best outcomes from getting my kids into HP, is that my daughter picked out this HP inspired fabric from the current pre-order round at MK*Designs!
It's January, which means it's definitely time I made more use of my gym membership! But in the meantime, instead of making more workout outfits for me, I made them for my daughter instead.
Happy new year! One thing I often do when I sew is listen to audiobooks. Last Christmas, my husband bought me these noise cancelling headphones in preparation for our trip to Australia and these turned out to be PERFECT for enabling me to listen to audiobooks while using my loud serger and sewing machines!