Posts filed in Sewing

Weekend blogger meetup (& other recent activities)

Hello! Before I get started with documenting a little adventure I had this past weekend, I wanted to say a big, huge THANK YOU for all of the wonderful comments I received on my last post. Wow. It’s so nice knowing you’re not alone, and all of your personal stories… read more »

Twin purses

Hi everyone! Yes, it’s been rather quiet around here. My mom and step-dad have been in town. We’ve had a full house pretty much all of July! Yesterday, my mom and I worked on a sewing project together. Neither of us could even recall when was the last time we… read more »

Finished project: 1944 Apple picking dress

While my dad is in town, I lined up this post. My apologies if I’m a little scarce while he’s here, I’m not going to be online much this week! Now, let’s go apple picking! After all, I have the most perfectly applelicious dress for it.   Can you tell… read more »

Made and Making No. 3

Happy Friday! I didn’t have much creative time this week, but I did finish off one sewing project and start another. Could I finally be on a roll? {all images link to Flickr for full size} Clockwise from upper left 1. My latest sewing project. I’ve been thinking the last… read more »

Finished project: bias-cut green skirt

I have a new favorite skirt! Okay yes, it’s not that exciting. But I’ve needed at least one (okay several) good, basic skirt for ages, and finally I sat down to change that. I can’t tell you how many times I look into my closet, pick a blouse, then look… read more »

Made and Making No. 2

Happy Friday! Here’s the second installment of my new Made and Making series. Gosh there’s been a lot of sewing this week, which is very unfortunate for the knitting project I’m really supposed to be working on! {all images link to Flickr for full size} Clockwise from upper left 1.… read more »

Make a hair bow out of 1930s feedsack fabric

Today I’m sharing a tutorial I hope you’ll really enjoy: how to make a hair bow out of vintage feedsack fabric, with instructions to make your own pattern pieces, too. This is what I alluded to in my kickoff Made and Making post on Friday. By the way, thanks for… read more »

Made and Making No.1

Some of my favorite posts in blogland are round-ups of goings on in people’s lives, especially when accompanied by photos. I’ve been meaning to start a weekly series for ages, so I can document all the little things in my own week. Finally I was able to plan it out!… read more »

Finished project: No-more-sewing-slump dress

I mentioned it in my giveaway post (one last day to enter!), but I finished the dress I was working on that finally kicked the sewing slump out of me. Yee haw! This pattern is a 1940s house dress, Simplicity 4660. You can see my copy is in really rough… read more »

Summery sewing patterns giveaway!

Happy Friday! First and foremost, let me say thanks for the encouragement on my tips on getting over a crafting slump. I know I’ve personally kept these tips in mind all week, and I’m pleased to say I just finished up the dress I mentioned in the post (photos soon… read more »

Tips to get over a crafting slump

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about all the wonderful replies to my post a few weeks ago about trying to get my sewing mojo back. I think we all go through little slumps now and then with our various crafts of choice…sewing, knitting, paper crafting, you name it. You… read more »

Getting my sewing mojo back

I’m tired of not sewing! Last autumn, I had so much going on with knitting projects that I sewed very little. And then came the house buying, and the moving, and, well, my sewing machine has been pretty lonely. I kept saying I’d start sewing again once I got my… read more »

Sewing and tucks

Hi everyone! This has continued to be one of those weeks where I struggle with my craft projects. Don’t you just hate weeks like that? I went from not really having time to sew for over a month to trying to work on two projects this week and getting foiled… read more »

Finished project: scalloped collar Pendrell blouse

This weekend I finished up a sewing project, and I’m so excited to reveal it! I started my scalloped collar Pendrell blouse back in early July and got it about 80% complete, then life got in the way and I didn’t pick it back up until this weekend when I… read more »

That’s a wrap

Once of the interesting things I’ve discovered in the relatively short time I’ve been blogging here is that I find myself thinking about my own vintage style more than ever before, including my knitting and sewing. I never really used to contemplate how items would work together in my wardrobe…… read more »

Pretty pearly pins

I have been having an exhausting week at work, the kind where I come home and can only think about crafting in my head and can’t actually bring myself to do anything. However today I worked from home. I think one of the best things about working from home is… read more »

Finished project: New York leaf dress

I’m so happy to report that my dress is complete! Friday afternoon I put the finishing touches on the sundress I started last weekend. I’d been getting increasingly frustrated with sewing lately and finally realized what was bogging me down in several of my abandoned projects: the muslins. I decided… read more »

Little triumphs

I’m so flattered by all the wonderful feedback on my shorts restyle tutorial, thanks everyone! ♥ Lately I rarely seem to do little posts about things, so here’s a break from my usual long-winded style. LOL Yesterday, I spent 4 1/2 hours inserting a lapped zipper into the side seam… read more »

Tutorial: Restyle vintage trousers into shorts

I hope everyone over here in the U.S. had a lovely long holiday weekend. I have lots of things I hope to share with you over the next week or so (including wedding photos!), so I better get crackin’ since it’s already Tuesday, huh? Today I have a little tutorial… read more »

Crafty countdown to VLV

I have been running around like a crazy person in preparation for Viva Las Vegas! But my projects seem to be under control. Remember when I said I wasn’t going to do any other projects specifically for VLV except for my black sleeveless sweater? Neither do I. New jean snap… read more »