Month: June 2019

Sewing

How to Create a Back Slit on the Orchid Midi Skirt

Today’s hack is on how to create a back slit on the Orchid Midi. Spoiler alert: it’s SUPER easy. If you read Tuesday’s post, you already know how to shorten the skirt and also make the A-line slightly more narrow. Aside from the midi-length, the other defining feature of the …
Sewing

How to Shorten and Narrow a Skirt

When you shorten or narrow a skirt, you save a bunch of fabric! Or, if you’re short on fabric, either is a good way to get a similar look more efficiently. Today I’m going to use the Project Sew My Style pattern of the month, the Chalk & Notch Orchid …
Recipes

How to Make Legendary Green Salsa

Today I’m going to share an old family recipe, my dad’s legendary green salsa. This is my dad, Louie. View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Paulette Font-Erato (@pfont) on Jun 4, 2019 at 2:17pm PDT He, despite not being Mexican or a trained chef, is an …
Maker

June 2019 Maker Challenges

June 2019 Challenges 52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. June’s are: sew something soft/warm sew a rainbow sew from your fabric stash sew a pocket sew something with stars or stripes #12patternsplus2019: a monthly challenge to sew the same pattern as the rest of the community …
Sewing

New Look 6892 – Pattern Review and Fit Hack

New Look 6892 was on my mom’s wish list since last spring. Like the terribly distracted daughter I am, I couldn’t make it for her until this past Mother’s Day. It only took 13 months, and she looks beautiful in it! It’s a surprisingly quick and easy pattern too (especially …
Lifestyle

My Dad Could Have Died

Ed note: Today’s post is going to be a little different than the norm. Because part of the focus of this site is making and part of it is about navigating my way in the post-40s world, sometimes there will be posts about life in general. I invite you to …

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