I made this dress back in September during Selfish Sewing Week. This event, hosted by Imagine Gnats and Indiesew, encourages sewists to take time to sew for themselves. I don’t have a problem sewing for myself, but an excuse to sew something new is never a bad thing in my book.
For my niece’s third birthday, I wanted to make her a coat. She lives in Boston, so I thought it would be a practical gift, in addition to being pretty. I already had most of the materials on hand, so it turned out to be a quick and easy project, as far as coats go anyway. Continue reading
My mom gave me an impressive 5 yards of this great fabric about a year ago. My dad had given it to her years ago, and she had never done anything with it. She trusted that I could put it to good use, and sent it my way. The fabric is a wax cotton from Ghana that my dad brought it back from a work trip. Continue reading
For my first attempt at making pants for myself, I decided to go with the Colette Clover pattern. I started on this project before I made the Jutland shorts, so I wanted to avoid a zipper fly for my first try. I was also drawn in by Colette’s fitting guide for these pants, and knew some hand holding was available if I needed help.