April Showers Bring May Flowers: Kelly Anorak Rain Coat


Growing up, my dad always insisted that my brothers and I wear rain coats. I was more of the run-to-the-car-with-my-hood-up type of teenager, but he made sure that we wore our rain coats. My rebellious self didn’t take a raincoat to college. After college, my mom gave me a great trench coat, but it doesn’t have a hood. Finally, years later, I decided it was time to have a proper rain coat. Enter the Kelly Anorak by Closet Case Patterns.

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Salme Olsen Dress


I was on a little bit of a roll making dresses during May. Elastic-waisted dress in particular. The pattern is a free release from Salme Patterns, called the Olsen Dress. Surprisingly, there aren’t too many reviews of this dress on the interwebs, despite it being free. Hopefully this post will help someone out there who wants to make it! Continue reading

Just add onesie…baby gift set


I promise this is not turning into a home sewing and baby blog. Pinky swear! I’ve been trying my best to use up scraps, and adult clothes take real amounts of fabric. So, I put together this compilation of baby items as a newborn gift package. I didn’t make all of these items at once, but over a couple of months.  They just happened to go together, so I put them together as a gift basket of sorts, made up of: Continue reading

Mother’s Day Tank


This story starts with the fabric. I bought this fabric back in April, as part of my floral fabric shopping spree. This is finally the last make from that haul. It’s a rayon challis print that was on sale for half off. When I saw this fabric in the store, I immediately thought of my mom. She tends to like well-fitting girly clothes with simple shapes, frequently with floral prints or polka dots. Since the fabric made me think of my mom, I snatched it up immediately without a pattern in mind.  Continue reading