Tag Archive for sewing

M6553 Front

McCall’s 6553

She’s here! :::said in the style of Liz Lemon impersonating Oprah::: My dress form is here! I have christened her Lady Sybil, but I’ll save proper introductions for a later post. I’ve got a good 12 months worth of garment sewing to share with you that has never been shared because: a. my personal photographer spends all his time flying…

Roxy Dress Form

I Bought a Book and a Mannequin

Hello friends! I’m currently smack in the middle of my less-than-Pinterest-worthy couch watching the last 2 runs of women’s luge. {i know nothing about luging but the olympics bring out the mediocre sports fan in me} While watching a sport I know nothing about I am actively planning our big trip to Disney World next week, which I am giddy…

Raw Edge Circle Quilt

A Baby Quilt for the Third Kid

We have this pervasive saying in our household, “Third kid.” Always applied to The Peanut when we acknowledge that he is getting the shaft in ways his older siblings never experienced. Pretty sure I only spoon fed The Peanut for about a month. I gave up that pursuit the day he figured out how to suck baby food out of…

sewing a new wardrobe

3 cheers for a 2 month hiatus! Life happens, my attentions were where they needed to be, I feel absolutely ZERO guilt about that. So in my absence The Peanut turned 1. There were carrot cake cupcakes and a 2-day panic from The Cadet’s blood sugar readings being through the roof. Good times. Good times. Next year we will just…

kelly skirt in nani iro

A few months ago I got pretty frustrated with this post-baby body of mine. {pretty sure every female who has had a child or 3 has been there} Still loosing rapid weight, but hadn’t plateaued yet. Definitely a good problem to have except that the wardrobe that I ♥ so much was all too big. This meant that eventually I…

my pegboard window

Let’s get real for a second. My house is rarely clean. Certain areas of my home might be clean at any given moment but rarely is the entire thing clean. Case in point: This was my sewing closet a couple of weeks ago. Sadly this is part of our bedroom. {obviously I missed the Martha Stewart issue about the bedroom…

inspiration and completion

It’s one of those days where I wish I was Type A. I look around the room and see project after project in various states of completion. In my head Type A people don’t struggle with this. That belief stems largely from my knowledge that Type A people can’t go to bed without finishing the dishes. I don’t think twice…

the map project

 I ♥ maps. Probably because I love to travel. I’ve been blessed to travel a lot and just looking at a globe makes my heart warm with memories. {my traveling days have gone the way of kids and life on a budget} I knew when we settled into The Southern House that I wanted to use maps in the decor. {but…

wiksten tova maternity style

See! I told you was sewing a maternity wardrobe! This is the Wiksten Tova dress pattern that I put the simplest of maternity alterations into. It actually doesn’t look like the pattern has been altered at all which I love! I cut my normal size but before I cut the front piece I added 1.5″ to middle fold. {yeesh, how…

Darling Ranges – Maternity Style

Yay! I’m actually sharing something I sewed! This is the Darling Ranges dress from Megan Nielsen. I ♥ this pattern! Obviously it is not a maternity pattern but I made some alterations to make it fit the expansive baby bump {and the other lovely lady lumps that grow rapidly during pregnancy} As written the pattern is a breeze. It has…