The final post in the first time shoemaking series! My shoes are finished, and they fit! This post is all about the finished shoes, what I love, and what I'll do differently next time.
At LAST! This week, I’m lasting the shoes - giving them their foot-shape and shoe structure, and effectively finishing them up!
Progress is happening over here! This week, I’ve sewn the uppers of my shoes together - plus their linings. Read on for tips, tricks, and things I tried to make the whole process go more smoothly!
Part Two of the First Shoe series! This time, I’m explaining the process of making my first mockup shoe - and look - it actually looks like a shoe!
In which our intrepid (and probably actually crazy) maker decides to make shoes, and documents the materials- and information-gathering stages of the learning process.
Check it out! This week’s post is all about my first (that’s right, there’s already a second… and a third!) Jasika Blazer! I loved it so much, I finished it in a weekend! I’ve got this, and some other big news (!) so read on to find out what I’ve been up to lately!
It’s the end of the wedding dress posts! This week is mostly just a little wrap-up - all the links to the dress posts in chronological order, and a bunch of new photos of the dress!
Tambour Progress again! Here’s the second half of my tambour beading update, with lots and lots of shiny photos! The wedding dress is coming along nicely if I do say so myself!
This week, I’ve finally taken First Stitch on my wedding dress! This installment is all about designing the embroidery, setting up my slate frame, and the very first stitches on my wedding dress.
This post has been a long time coming: It’s Project Wedding Dress update time! Sit down, brew up some tea, and enjoy the ride! Today’s post covers my Wedding Dress radio silence as of late, along with the drafting of the bodice pattern and building my slate frame.
This week, a photo tutorial guide to making reusable beeswax food wraps to cut down on your cling film usage! (Plus, tips for making them as a group - just in time for christmas gift giving!)
This week, I’m all about a summer woolen wardrobe! I know it sounds counterintuitive, but hear me out: Once you go merino you’ll never go back - regardless of the time of year! Check out this merino beach dress I made and dyed for a vacation and have ended up falling in love with.
In which our blogger impersonates Macklemore and debuts a project equal parts absurd and amazing - the self drafted, hand tailored, hot pink faux fur coat.
In which our blogger finally gets ‘round to a (Very Belated) post about a canvas backpack. The leather, the hardware, the trials and tribulations of pre-vacation sewing.
In which our blogger starts catching up: A pair of self drafted linen pants (that were a very successful tester), a discussion on the cost of making your own clothes, and some semi-rushed afternoon photos courtesy of daylight savings.
It’s life update time! I’ve got a whole pile of half-finished things to tell you about, and we’ve got a bit of a change coming up with the blog. I’ve been spending more time with the wedding dress, and things are finally coming together!
This week, I’ve got a whole set of baby clothes to share with you! Their intended recipient is already nearly grown out of the first size range, but it’s a good thing I’ve made multiple sizes for him!
This week, I’m showing you EVERYTHING I made for my Rarotonga adventure, plus daily snaps of how I wore, what I wore, and what I didn’t.
This week, I’m showing you how easy it is to DIY a jewelry rack out of a few pieces of driftwood and a couple hardware store hooks, for under $10! Or also: In which it looks like our blogger is taking a small break from sewing, but in which she’s actually just sewing things she can’t quite show you yet.
A quick and easy kimono sleeved top - perfect for summer, in the middle of winter. As you do.
A wearable muslin for frocktails, a birthday dress, a wrap dress test, a dress for the beach, a recycled sari - all in one! I might’ve made an impractical sundress, but I’m making the most of the opportunity.
This week, we’re looking back. Consider this a more in-depth look at my Me Made May realizations this year, with a look at what I’ve made that’s still in regular rotation, along with the things that didn’t quite make the cut.
In which we catch up on a couple of knitting projects from the past few months
This week, I’m showing off yet another pair of Ginger Jeans - with a twist! I’ve hacked the pattern into a pair of overalls, and I’m pretty pleased with the outcome!
In which our sewing blogger makes a pair of purpose-built leggings for stand-up paddleboard adventures, and then goes SUPing!
Me Made May is over! Well, I’m not excited about it, but I AM excited about all the sewing plans I have, now that I’ve got photos of the month of outfits all together!
This week, I’m sharing a bit of unselfish sewing - A custom drafted backless silk graduation dress with sheer embroidered shirt that I made for my sister Lill’s graduation!
This week, I’m finally sharing some photos of my Snoqualmie Sweater, which I took photos of in Wisconsin in January (!)
In which our sewist tackles waterproofing, complains a lot about plastic, makes the Closet Case Patterns Kelly Anorak, and takes a weekend trip to Queenstown. Also, a rainbow.