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 …

Summer of No Pants

This year I’m participating in the Summer of No Pants 2013. My projects so far include the floral pencil skirt, the classic navy pencil skirt, and the butterfly circle skirt. You can help me win the viewers choice award in the Pinterest contest by repinning my projects. Floral Pencil Skirt Classic Navy Pencil Skirt Butterfly Read More …

Butterfly Circle Skirt

I am having so much fun with Summer of No Pants 2013!  It’s been a great push for me to make some great basic pieces that I can mix and match with the rest of my wardrobe.  My third project for the challenge is a circle skirt.  Circle skirts really are simple, I just need Read More …

Classic Navy Pencil Skirt

Yesterday, I shared with you the floral pencil skirt I originally made as a wearable muslin.  Today, I’m sharing the skirt that muslin was for.  I present to you a classically simple navy twill pencil skirt. This is the second of my Summer of No Pants 2013 (#SONP2013) sewing projects. The twill I used for Read More …

Floral Pencil Skirt

I’ve finished my first project for the Summer of No Pants.  Originally, this was just going to be a wearable muslin to test the fit of the pencil skirt before I made one out of my good navy twill, but I am totally in love with this pencil skirt in fun vintage fabric from my Read More …

Styling the Meringue Skirt

You may remember the original meringue skirt that I made a couple months ago. It was the very first project from the Colette Sewing Handbook, and I love that it has a scalloped hem.  It’s the first and only one I’ve done so far – at least on purpose. One thing I really enjoy about Read More …

Linda Skirt

When I got the fabric for my bombshell bodice, I also picked up some fabric to make a skirt.  It was an amazing novelty sewing print by Suzuko Koseki for Yuwa.  I have to say, I am absolutely in love with the feel of this Japanese fabric. I decided to download the Linda Skirt pattern Read More …

It’s a Craftsy Class

I am currently taking my first ever Craftsy class, and I’m pretty excited about it.  For those of you who don’t know what Craftsy is, it is an online community where you can take video classes to learn new techniques, and create projects. I debated about taking the Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress class for Read More …