String Theory Quilt

The String Theory quilt is finally complete. I got the binding put on it last week and I actually finished the binding by hand! That’s a new one for me. But since I chose to bind the quilt with some of my left over silk and brocade, I figured it would be best not to Read More …

My Cotton+Steel Betty Bowler

I recently purchased some fabric from Sarah Watts‘ August Line for Cotton+Steel with the intention of making a bag, but didn’t know what bag I wanted to make. I ended up deciding on the Betty Bowler Bag from Swoon Patterns and pairing the lion prints with Kona Cotton in Corn Yellow (I think – I Read More …

Works in Progress

I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress in the last week. Unfortunately, it’s the sort of progress that doesn’t seem like anything got done. I spent the majority of last night taping together and cutting out pattern pieces for a few upcoming projects: The Scout Tee from Grainline Studio, the Betty Bowler Bag Read More …

Amy Butler Trunk Show

My local fabric store, Let’s Sew, recently hosted the Amy Butler Alchemy Studio Collection Trunk Show. I enjoyed getting to see the beautiful clothing made in Amy Butler’s fashion fabrics.  It’s given me a lot of ideas. There were lots of coats and jackets made from the heavier weight fabrics like corduroy and linen blends. Read More …

Linen Floral Pencil Skirt

I am loving how much use I’ve gotten out of the pencil skirt pattern from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing.  I’ve made a wearable muslin in a fun vintage quilting cotton, a classic version in twill, and now this version in a fun light-weight linen. Because this linen was so lightweight and loosely woven Read More …

String Theory Quilt Top

I made up another fun and simple quilt top over the weekend.  This one used some of the stranger things in my fabric stash.  The pieced section of the quilt was made by string piecing some of the silks and brocades from my stash.  The background fabric for this project was the leftover linen blend Read More …

Melani Inspired Dress

I recently came across a gorgeous Antonio Melani dress at Dillard’s.  It was beautiful, but very expensive.  As much as I loved it, I couldn’t bring myself to spend $170 for this dress. So, I decided to see if I could make my own version of the dress.  The first thing I needed to do Read More …