iPhone & Cross Stitch Fun!

DIY iPhone Cover Kit by Connect Design For all you crafty Sewers slash Do-It-Yourselfers here is a lovely and fun way to dress up your iPhone! iPhone posts are few and far between on my blog but this one was adorably cute and interactive. Here is a nice little cross-stitch kit you can buy to […]

Pattern: Circle Top by Papercut Patterns

OMG! HEART how this top came out. Here’s my Circle Top by Papercut Patterns! I chose a wool jersey knit (Gorgeous!) fabric with pleats that I found at Mood Fabric. $14 per yard! It gave it an Elizabethan-ish style. Yet modern. The pattern and the fabric together gave the piece this accordion looking edge. Such […]

Pattern: Ruffle Skirt #7462 by Burda

Finally! My class project is done. I made the Rock Skirt #7462 Pattern by Burda. It’s a two-tiered ruffle skirt. I love the skirt but it was much more difficult than I thought it would be. The gathers were hard to make because the gathers go through 2 layers of fabric and I chose a […]

Pattern: Zippered Pouch

Materials 12.5″ x 7″ Med-Heavy Weight Cotton Fabric (2 pieces) 9″ Zipper (1) Thread Finished Dimensions: 11in x 5in Duration: 2 hours Tools Dressmaker Shears (or Rotary Cutter + Quilting Ruler + Self-Healing Mat) Embroidery Scissors (or Thread Cutter) Pins, Tailor’s Chalk, Iron Pinking Shears (optional) Seam Ripper (optional) Skill Level: Beginner Cut your fabric. […]

Papercut Patterns: Circle Top

I just received my Circle Top Pattern from Papercut Patterns today! Designer Katie Brown of Papercut Pattern is based in New Zealand and stresses not only creativity + imagination but handmade + eco-friendly too. Most all the things that got me into sewing in the first place. Heart it! My pattern came in a box! […]

PIP: DIY Couture Pleated Skirt

PROJECT IN PROGRESS: Pleated Skirt Pattern by DIY Couture. Here’s a prototype of the Pleated Skirt that I’m currently working on. Sometimes called a muslin or toile. It starts as 2 rectangles, lots of marking and pinning for the pleats, sewing of the pleats, joining the two main skirt pieces together on the side, leaving […]

Sew Liberated!

Ha. Look what I got for my birthday! My good friend (rox!) gave me this lovely sewing book because I dove headlong into sewing a few months ago. Plus, it had a pattern for a camera bag that was especially thoughtful because I just got a new camera. Perfect! Sew Liberated by Meg McElwee features […]

DIY Couture: Gathered Dress

Here’s DIY Couture’s Gathered Dress. The above is the Flared Dress version with straight bodice as seen on Pages 16-17 and Page 47 of the book. More about DIY Couture UK. Width: Chest 22 inches, Hem 27 inches Height: Chest 8 inches, Body 21 inches (Total: 29 inches) Fabrics: Gabardine-type (body), Cotton Polyester blend (lining) […]

DIY: Fabric & Yarn

Reclaimed yarn by Magic Pixie Knitter How much more do-it-yourself can knitting, crocheting, and sewing your own things get? By making your own yarn or fabric! But how without learning a whole new discipline for each? Well think about resurrecting some old yarn or fabric for some truly Do-It-Yourself Do-It-Yourself. A great economical and eco-friendly […]

Pattern: Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt

Oliver+S, known for their lovely illustrated childrens patterns, gave away a free skirt pattern not too long ago on their blog: www.oliverands.com/blog. Their cute site and easy to follow patterns are great for the budding sewer. An easy, no-pattern, sewing pattern for an elastic waist dirndl-style skirt from Oliver + S, The Lazy Days Skirt. […]