Oh man, I blinked and two months passed! Or maybe I fell asleep. Probably I was wading through life with 5 kids and homework and bedtimes and naps and chores and fighting and feeding and loving. Fall is a busy season at work and at school, so why not add a baby in the mix,… Continue reading Impressed to be Dressed
I’m a pretty big fan of raglans. They’re a quick and easy sew, with no sleeves to set in, and colour blocking is built right in. They are a fantastic way to showcase a favourite knit fabric, and as a super bonus, they are very comfortable as the shoulder cut allows for a wide unrestricted… Continue reading Rag-tag boys
I’ve got a long torso for my height to begin with, so much to my irritation even maternity tops start to get a bit short on me by the third trimester. This round, I’ve been making the Patterns for Pirates Free Spirit Tank. As a note, this is not a maternity pattern. I’ve made three… Continue reading DIY Maternity – Free Spirit Tank
I had the pleasure of pattern testing the Bohemian Babydoll Top (6m-9yr) for Elegance and Elephants a few weeks ago, and wound up making a top for Nicole. It wound up being part 2 of a coordinated set of pretty tops for my girls that they wore on Easter. Nicole thinks its a very pretty… Continue reading Nicole’s Bohemian Babydoll Top
I’m always excited when I get invited to play with a new pattern, whether it’s testing or pattern tours or just trying it out. And I adore Stacey for her dry humour and luscious eyebrows, and her boy-centric sewing always inspires. But for some reason I hesitated a moment – just a brief moment… Continue reading Bond, Jackson Bond
I briefly considered rounding up my projects from 2013 into a regular blog post. The thing is, many of my favourite projects are yet unblogged, as awful as that is, because I never got or made an opportunity to take photos I felt justified them. Instead I opted to create a quick round up video… Continue reading 2013 DIY Roundup Video
I was pleased when I was invited to be a part of the Gingercake Holiday Gifts Sewing Series. Every year I tell myself I’m going to do handmade gifts, and every year is going to be THE YEAR. And I think this year, it actually may, because I’m on a roll and not nursing a… Continue reading Owl I Want For Christmas is Hoo!