Category: Maker

Maker

September 2019 Maker Challenges

Bonjour makers! Welcome to the list of September 2019 maker challenges. The continually updated master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar. But if you want the list for just September 2019 maker challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that are ongoing (recently …
Recipes

Super Easy Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Super easy Thai chicken noodle soup can be ready in as long as it takes to boil noodles! Chicken noodle soup is super easy to make. Thai chicken noodle soup ratchets the flavor up a significant amount. But there’s one little cheat code that makes an easy soup SOUPER easy! …
Sewing

Linen Burda 6815 – Pattern Review

BurdaStyle 6815, or simply Burda 6815, is a slim-fit chino style pant with a Bermuda shorts option. I made these for my dad for Father’s Day since it was on his list. Yes, I MADE PANTS! And not just ANY pants. BURDA PANTS! With a ZIPPER! And WELT POCKETS! That’s …
Maker

August 2019 Maker Challenges

Hola makeristas! Coming to you live from my vacation in Puerto Rico, here are the August 2019 maker challenges. The continually updated master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar. But if you want the list for just August’s challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges …
Blogger

Why the Online Sewing Community is Awesome

If you’re a sewing blogger or even a casual reader of this blog I trust you already know that the sewing community is awesome. Dare, I say, it enriches the home sewist. Still, some people think otherwise. So I put this together as a response to a post on Medium titled …
Sewing

Packing for Puerto Rico

This weekend I’m heading to Puerto Rico for a week so of course, I have to put together a capsule wardrobe. Here’s what I’m packing for Puerto Rico, La Isla del Encanto! It’s going to be my first time ever on the island. So I might as well tell you …
Sewing

Best Patterns for Quilting Cotton

Among some of the best patterns for quilting cotton are actual wearable garments. Wait, sewing clothes with quilting cotton?! Is that allowed??? Uh, yes! Yes! YES! Quilting cotton isn’t usually what people consider for making clothes. It’s stiffer than typical garment fabric. And some people will try to tell you …
Sewing

Seamwork Loretta Pattern Review

I’ve made this top 3 times now, so I thought it was time to properly give the Seamwork Loretta a pattern review. The type of fabric you use for this top can greatly impact how it looks. In the drapey poly chiffon, it flutters around me. In my mom’s floral …
Sewing

2019 Best Summer Dress Patterns for Knit Fabric

Earlier this week I listed my favorite woven dress patterns. Now, here’s the best summer dress patterns for knit fabric! Are knit dresses better than woven dresses? Not necessarily. They’re sometimes more comfortable. Their stretchy factor can make them secret pajamas. Which is just a funny way of saying that …
Sewing

2019 Best Summer Dress Patterns for Woven Fabric

The best summer dresses are light and airy. That means that the best summer dress patterns for wovens are made with lightweight and airy fabrics. The summer heat is definitely upon us. Despite living in Southern California and growing up in the infamous San Fernando Valley, I hate heat. This …