Curating a (mostly) handmade wardrobe Mon, 07 Oct 2019 04:59:20 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Sewing Room Tour by lauren Mon, 07 Oct 2019 04:59:20 +0000 In reply to Masha.

Thank you so much! I am embarrassed to admit that sometimes *I* use that couch to hide out and rest!! xoxo Thanks for reading!

]]> Comment on Sewing Room Tour by Masha Mon, 07 Oct 2019 00:57:23 +0000 I love sewing room tours. Yours is cozy and lovely, I’m sure it’s a great retreat for you (fellow mama of 4 here … I get it)! ]]> Comment on True Bias Roscoe Blouse: Two for the Win! by Beth – Sew DIY Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:28:00 +0000 These look great! I love the lace you added to the sleeves. ]]> Comment on Do we really need another t-shirt pattern? by Melanie Shelton Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:27:00 +0000 I am a fangirl of Hotpatterns, who’s patterns are VERY expensive ($20) and don’t have great instructions. Many of the designs are beautiful, original, and available nowhere else, but I even buy fitted T and basic button-down shirt patterns. Why? I’m a size 24 with DDD chest, and her top and dress patterns fit me almost straight out of the envelope. I can pattern-hack and do FBA pretty fast, but not having to do those things is so wonderful. Plus, she almost always includes a cap-sleeve option for summer tops and dresses, which is very hard to find. Sleeveless is not an option for meI don’t buy every pattern—some just don’t appeal to me, but I think I own ~80% of the catalogue. I’ve actually bought fewer patterns overall and less fabric because of the price of HP. Money’s tight, and but I enjoy the luxury of buying one pattern that WILL fit instead of 5 sale patterns from the big 4 on sale. I also know Hotpatterns are worth using nice fabric with, so I’m buying less cheap fabric on impulse.
I’m still working on pants fitting, do I might end up with another brand for pants. ]]> Comment on Indiesew 2016 Winter Collection by Sarah Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:38:00 +0000 In reply to Sarah Howley.

Thank you! I’ll try that!

]]> Comment on Quilted, Side-Vent Linden Sweatshirt by Claudia W. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 18:58:00 +0000 I’ve been dreaming of a Linden hack like this and I am so happy to see your fantastic version! Thank you for explaining your process too 🙂 ]]> Comment on Indiesew 2016 Winter Collection by Sarah Howley Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:43:00 +0000 In reply to Sarah.

It’s a risk but very small to put it in the washing machine – cool water. I’ve only used top load. Better not to leave in for final spin. Squeeze out excess water by rolling in a towel. If it has shrunk a little, gently shape it when wet. Lay flat to dry.

]]> Comment on Indiesew 2016 Winter Collection by waffle_design Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:42:00 +0000 Love them all! I’m so happy to see my Dropje turns to cool wardrobe with cute pocket! ]]> Comment on Indiesew 2016 Winter Collection by Shannon Phillips Fri, 20 Nov 2015 21:33:00 +0000 I love them all! The vest is amazing…and I really think I need a pair of Birkin Jeans! ]]> Comment on Indiesew 2016 Winter Collection by Sarah Fri, 20 Nov 2015 18:18:00 +0000 I LOVE your version of the vest! I’ve been eyeing that pattern for awhile, but have been undecided about the fabric. Question: Since you used Pendleton wool, does that mean your vest is dry clean only? I have some Pendleton wool I’d like to insert into some more casual pieces, but hate dry cleaning, since my kids seem to get me dirtier than themselves some days. ]]>