Month: July 2016

Happy 3-Year Sewiversary!

(To me) :) It’s that time of year again! Time to reflect on the past year of sewing and make some new goals for next year. I love having goals but I don’t always keep up with them. At the moment I can’t even remember what some of last year’s were… so let’s see how they turned out, shall we… :) 1. Make Halloween costumes! Yes… absolutely, this happened big time!   Here’s a round up of my Halloween posts: 2 September – fabric share (at the bottom of the post) 10 September – progress check (at the bottom of the post) – completed Olaf’s under layers (onesie and leggings) and main costume body, and Anna’s long sleeve shirt 19 September – Anna’s bodice (drafting, muslins, and make-shift machine embroidery) and skirt (pattern alterations) 28 October – progress shots of Anna’s skirt, Olaf’s headpiece/hat, Elsa’s dress, and Kristoff’s tunic 28 October – Super Girl! 1 November – Frozen… the round up! Phew… we’ll see what I got myself into as we get closer to Halloween this year… …

Pattern Testing: Button Up Pencil Skirt

My goodness, there are so many projects to catch up on and talk about! But for now, I’m just popping in to mention my latest pattern testing adventure with The Ruffled Stitch and her most recent pattern — The Button Up Pencil! I have to admit, I’m a huge sucker for pencil skirts. Dress them up, dress them down – ladies always look so polished in a pencil skirt, am I right? I often feel like I’m not fancy enough to wear them, but I generally just pretend I’m more sophisticated than I am and wear them anyway. ;) My closet is home to a good number of pencil skirts, but very few casual ones. That’s why I jumped on the chance to test this pattern! The pattern has 2 versions – Version One with buttons all the way down, a back yoke, back pockets – the whole deal… and Version Two – the one I made – is a little more simple with a partial button placket and plain back – which just calls out to be sewn …