Month: November 2017

All the Ogden Camis

It was a damn hot summer in Los Angeles (and now it’s leaking into fall–no wonder people think we don’t have “seasons” here). Like triple-digits hot. Even though this is technically an urban desert, it’s not very common to go over 100 out here by the ocean. But it happened …
Sewing

Cataloging My Pattern Stash – McCall’s Patterns

I might have a problem. I like patterns. A lot. Especially when I was first starting out and saw all the shiny things, I wanted them all! The problem is that our tiny condo has zero storage, so organizing my stash is a bit of a nightmare. That still doesn’t …

Menswear TNT Pattern – McCall’s 6044 or 9234

First, can we talk about the confusing pattern numbering systems sometimes employed by these companies? There’s one pattern number on the package, depending on where it is sold, and then another on the actual pattern itself, which is the one that corresponds to the company’s website. This isn’t limited to …
Sewing

My First TNT Pattern – McCall’s 6754

The month of  #SewcialistsTNT patterns is in full swing! I actually had to think about what patterns are “tried and true” to me. Usually I make something once and move on to my next project. I always mean to come back to a successful make and reimagine it anew, but …
Sewing

All the Saunios

Throughout the year, the ongoing #sewmystyle Instagram project has brought the online sewing community a monthly challenge to all make the same project. Planned by Alex Bartholomew of Bluebird Fabrics, the challenge curated 12 patterns from indie designers available at a discount for anyone participating (sign-ups were required). View this …
Sewing

Committed to ALL THE HASHTAGS!

November is a crazy month for sewing enthusiasts! There’s #OWOP, #SewcialistsTNT, and #BPsewvember. I finally committed to One Week One Pattern and even stuck to the pattern I originally blogged about. There are likely over 100 participants thus far, and I spent a good hour or so following everyone on Instagram. I …

Self-Drafted Off-Shoulder Men’s Button Down Upcycle

Look at me, still enjoying this NEVER ENDING SUMMER pretending it’s still summer. My husband bought that hat in Mexico, while were there celebrating our first wedding anniversary back in June. He wears it nearly all the time now. This photo shoot was done while he was out of the …
Sewing

Nov17 Sewing Plans

It’s FINALLY getting chilly in LA. Temps will remain in the mid- to low-60s down here in the South Bay for at least the next week. This is about as cold as it gets, but the summer dragged on and on and on, so it’s nice to get down to …
Beer & Cocktails Sewing

Oct17 Recap

I never actually believed I’d be able to power through all of my want-to-makes for October, but the act of making my plans public did actually help me accomplish three of them. Plus, it’s good to have smart goals. I finally finished my mom’s floral Loretta. Pictures will be fortcoming. …

Volume, Volume, Volume! Simplicity 8091

Ready to fly! I’M A BAT! That’s what this dress screams to me. I’m a colorful, rainbow bat. At least it’s seasonally appropriate! Speaking of which: what did you dress up as for Halloween? My husband and I were murderjacks, which is an inside joke from our beer-centric Youtube channel. …

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