What inspires you to workout? I wish I could say “I just love it” and don’t need any extra motivation, but alas, that would be one big lie. When it comes to fitness and activity, I know there is an ebb and flow for me….Sometimes my motivation and determination are at a peak and unwavering. Other times I have a laundry list of reasons why … Continue reading Feeling a Little Meh(sh)
When I think of lace, I tend to think of special occasions or intimate apparel, but you can use lace to add pretty details to your every day wear! I love the patterns from Sew House Seven, so when they came out with the Merlo Field Tee, I knew I had to have it. “Casual, comfortable, and sporty knit tee”…”a slightly tomboyish vibe”…”wide, oversized body”…add … Continue reading Lace All Day, Every Day!
There is nothing I love more than a versatile pattern! The more looks I can get from one great pattern the better so when a spark of inspiration ignited for a way to make my beloved Brooklyn Brief sewing pattern have any more design options I was at my sewing machine so fast I actually made myself dizzy. I have shared a few of my favorite Brooklyn … Continue reading Pattern Hack: Adding a Lace Overlay to the Brooklyn Brief
One of my favorite things to do when creating a garment is experimenting with fabrics. Getting to know a fabric is much like understanding technology… you figure out what works for a design and what doesn’t. I especially love to take on the challenge of making a garment out of a fabric that isn’t recommended. And again, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t! I … Continue reading Made for Lounging
Today we are attaching trims and the belt! For the sleeves I measure the sleeve opening length on the pattern piece and double it. Mine was just about 14 inches long so I will cut two pieces of lace each 28 inches long. To get your length for the lace that goes along the hem you can measure the pattern pieces the same way. Hem … Continue reading #Pheekimonosal Day 4 Attaching Lace
Today we get to do some sewing! Yay! First if you’re doing the side slits make sure that the height you want your slits to go up to are marked on your fabric pieces. Alright, with right sides together you’re going to sew along the shoulder seams using the 1/2 inch seam allowance. I like to use my serger but a sewing machine would work … Continue reading #PheekimonoSAL Day 3
When February’s theme was announced (using a variety of fabric bases), I took it as a challenge, and my ideas just kept rolling. I ended up with 3 solid ideas, but backed up to 2 as I was becoming frustrated with one and I began to realize that in the end I wouldn’t ever wear it other than for the pictures that needed to be … Continue reading Fishnet Tights…Yes Please!