Month: May 2014

B is for Boden Maya Maxi

I absolutely love the detail on this dress from Boden. It’s a simple style, but the bands give it a little something extra, don’t you think!? And once again, I am sooo ready for summer weather (it’s on and off raining and gloomy outside right now…silly Wyoming). Also I’ve never been able to buy a maxi dress for myself because they’re never long enough. So here goes… Boden – Maya Maxi Theirs: $148 (on sale this week for 103.60) Mine: ~$22 I used some of the fabric from my online shopping spree the other day – this one is a cotton jersey print from Mood Fabrics. I had 2.5 yards – used a little over 2. I love this fabric. It’s super soft and comfy.ย I used McCall’s M6658 as a starting point again, but only cut the top top pieces to the waistline. I used this tutorial to piece together the top (using another layer of the same fabric as the lining) so I wouldn’t have to worry about hemming any edges. Also used this …

Online Fabric Shopping

Just consider this Part 2. of myย I Think I Have A Fabric Problem post. In the past, I would’ve said – leave me alone too long with my computer and all of a sudden boxes of clothes may find their way to our doorstep (not sure how that happens). Now, leave me alone too long with my computer and all of a sudden the deliveries have switched to fabric. It’s knits galore! Plus one silk crepe de chine. :) I followed this advice and checked out Girl Charlee and Mood Fabrics. Love them both! And both orders came super quick! I do have plans for each of these… so they shouldn’t stay on the shelf too long! It’s nearly impossible to get a good photo of my fabric… it fits perfectly in the little space by the guest/sewing room door… but it’s at a terrible angle to get a photo… this doesn’t include all the new stuff, and all of my bulky fabrics are currently stored in the top of the guest/sewing room closet (not …

Finnjury

Whenever Finn plays too rough and scratches or bruises us, we call it a Finnjury. Well, this time Finn gave himself a Finnjury. The pathetic little guy wouldn’t leave it alone so we had to cone him :/ He wasn’t very excited about the situation…

2nd Trimester Gift Box

Sissy update! Here’s my little niece or nephew! Can’t see much yet… butย I’m sure he/she is adorable. So here’s my sissy’s 2nd trimester gift box (should have made it in the mail to her by now): Contents: Sewn-with-love maternity shirt Belly Butterย  Bellaband (thought about trying to make one myself… then didn’t bother… maybe if she likes it I’ll give it a try…) (See her 1st trimester box here) Oh, and here’s Zoe. She wanted to say hi. :)

A to Z Brand Inspiration Challenge & A is for Anthropologie Splitback Tee

So here’s my problem. Back when I started knitting and crocheting, I would go into stores and refuse to buy myself any knit or crochet items. “I could make that!” I would always tell myself… why would I buy it for $$$such and such. To be fair, the majority of the time I wouldn’t actually get around to making things for myself… so I’d refuse to buy things, but I wouldn’t end up making them either. It’s just the principle. So now my problem has grown. Now that I’m sewing, I go into stores and say “I could make that!” about everything! I’m afraid I’m never going to be able to buy clothes again. :/ Obviously I can’t make everything I see… I’m just not that talented yet… but still… With that thought in mind and while searching the blogsphere for sewing inspiration, I found a good number of A to Z challenges (I especially like the Sew All 26 challenge at No Big Dill)… but seeing that that challenge just ended, and I’m not …