As an ambitious garment sewist (I almost called myself a sewer there) with a very large collection of clothes in my closet I am always on the lookout for “bang for your buck” projects. Ones that involve lots of new skills, and/or ones where the materials will end up costing less than buying similar quality … Continue reading The Big Scary: Sewing a Custom Swimsuit
One of my favorite parts of sewing my own clothes is being able to incorporate new design elements into silhouettes I love to wear. We all have a go-to favorite shirt in our closet. Most seamstresses I know have a few "greatest hits" patterns. Lots of us steal the core design from our favorites because we already know they fit and flatter, … Continue reading Pattern Hacking: Choosing Your Favorite Elements
A fun vinyl bag make with some tips on working with vinyl.
So I actually started small in the bag-making game, and I mean that literally. This past year I did a project called SmALL, where I put together a business that made small hand-crafted pouches. It was a ton of fun and I learned a bajillion things doing it (literally, obvs). Here are some of the … Continue reading Ahhh! Real Monster Bag
I made this dress for a wintertime party that I wasn't all that jazzed about going to (spoiler: I didn't). It's the first dress I've ever made (finished), and the first garment that I'd constructed in a long time so even though it's probs a little out of season, I thought it was a good … Continue reading Long Dress with Big Print!