Over the weekend, I graduated with my PhD, a perfect excuse to make a new dress. I was lucky enough to have my best friend and fellow sewist Nicole graduate with me. Together we made “reverse bridesmaid dresses” for the occasion. I’ve talked a little bit about our planning in a separate post here. Today’s post is essentially two-in-one, because Nicole and I have both detailed our dress-making adventures for you. The same dress can work on two very different body types–after some trials and tribulations.
At the beginning of the year, I set myself a goal of making Brandon 6 projects throughout 2018. When I asked Brandon what he would like, one of the things he asked for was a small gym bag. He was looking for something just big enough to carry a change of clothes and sneakers.
Happy belated Thanksgiving, everybody! This year we hosted for the first time, and I wanted to make sure that our dining room was nice and presentable for company. We hadn’t really decorated our dining room since we moved in back in February, so I ended up making most of what we needed. I made placemats, napkins, and curtains for our dining room, plus I reupholstered our dining set.
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
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.