SSW / DIY Unisex Tee Hack


I recently ordered a super cute graphic tee {is that what you call them? Cute words ... a typography tee might be better ... DO NOT search for graphic tee} online. I was so excited to get it, until I got it and UGH ... the words "unisex" flashed through my mind and I understood just what they meant. The problem? I'm not unisex. I'm a girl. I do not have biceps the size of my husbands, nor do I have a barrel chest, but I do have hips (that don't lie). I really, really, really tried to love this shirt. But I couldn't. Until I had an 'ah-ha' moment. I couldn't return it {should have been clue #2, following the words "unisex"} so I figured I might as well try to hack it into a wearable ... Keep Reading

SSW {Con’td} / The {Mammoth} Linden Sweatshirt


Well I know that #selifishsewingweek is technically over, but ... rules are meant to be broken {okay, really I don't believe this, I'm a TOTAL rule follower in real life} + let's keep this party going! So today I'm featuring MY {Mammoth} Linden Sweatshirt. I say MINE because this is THE pattern to be stitching and EVERYONE has a #lindedsweatshirt. In fact, I bought fabric + the pattern many months ago {note to self - stop buying fabric & patterns when you don't have time to sew them!!}. The thing that made MY Linden happen in time for SSW was the fact that I was already sewing a sample Linden for RK. I originally planned {and bought} sweatshirt knit for my Linden, but when RK ... Keep Reading

SSW / Natalie Top {Indie Sew Feature}


I am thrilled to be guest posting on the Indie Sew blog today as part of Selfish Sewing Week {SSW}. Indie Sew is putting such a fresh and fun spin on what one might have traditionally thought of  when they heard 'handmade' clothing. It hasn't always had a good reputation, so it's great to see the garment making industry catching up to the modern approach we've seen in the quilting world the last 5+ years. I love the "Creations" feature at Indie Sew where you can see real versions of the pattern on real people. This makes such a difference for me! I picked the Natalie top for my feature post. Natalie Top / Liola Patterns c/o Indie Sew Robert Kaufman provided the fabric for the top ... Keep Reading

SSW / Aurora Borealis Tee


 I hate to play favorites, but I have to say that this is quite possibly my favorite handmade clothing item to date. It was one of those times when an inspiration online + a vision in my head + actual execution all came together to = near perfection. {Photo Credit:: Jamie Hudson Photo} Here's a little of the back story: On a whim at JoAnns I bought this sequin covered gray knit {in there 'designer name' section} because it was 50% off making it $5/yd. I bought 2 YDS and stashed it away. On a whim at Target I bought a gray waffle-knit tee for my Sweets because it was 75% making it less than $5. I brought it home and he reminded me he already had 2 other similar shirts. So I stashed it ... Keep Reading

Selfish Sewing Week {Spring 2015}


Hello #selfishsewingweek!! In case you have no idea what I'm talking about, I thought I'd give you a little introduction to this week of creative fun and inspiration in the sewing world. Sadly, this is my FIRST time participating in Selfish Sewing Week. I've known about it, thought about and even planned on it, but it the spools & bobbins never lined up ... until NOW! Here's how Indie Sew {co-host} describes SSW:: Over the last year, we've learned that the cocktail of a person’s sewing preferences varies widely. Maybe you only sew women’s garments. Or maybe you dabble in a bit of garment sewing and also quilting, enjoying the change of pace from project to project. What we do ... Keep Reading