I've long believed "Custom Color Palettes" are sort of like horoscopes. They're fun to read about, fun to know, easy to "believe" if you want to - easy to discredit if you don't. I've even rolled my eyes in the past hearing people cry "I can't wear ___! I'm a cool autum!" NONSENSE. The only reason you can't wear that could would be if your hands fell off when you tried to put it on, and nobody was around you to finish dressing you. (That's a really weird image to start a blog post. Your welcome for that!)
But Seamwork published an article in 2015 that I've JUST now caught wind of (Thanks Capsule Friends!) - and it feels way more science-based than "color guides" of seasons past, so I gave it a whirl!
This is NOT my process. This is theirs. They deserve full credit for this genius-ness. And you should definitely take time (immediately!) to go read it in full. This blog post is simply my experience with the process, and ways I tweaked it along the way. Enjoy! Read More
Happy Monday, friends! I'm dropping in today to share my Toaster Sweater #2 with you, and a couple of tips I have for when you sew yours! Read More
A quick tutorial for a flirty, date-night worthy kimono, just in time for Valentine's Day! Also, an update on my Spring Capsule project, and a plea for your suggestions. Thanks in advance! Read More
You've measured your PDF pattern's 1 inch square. And you've prewashed your fabrics. You used a new needle, and even bothered to change your serger thread (go you!) to match your fabric choice. You iron every seam down and back. You meticulously clip every stray thread, and pluck every basting stitch...
But in the end, none of it mattered. Because THAT fabric with THAT pattern is a hot mess. And had you known you'd be doomed from the start, that crinkled up garment on the floor would still be uncut yardage full of potential. If only there was a way to make sure your pairings would always work out! Some magical tool that would guarantee your success! Read More
Hey Friends! I'm over on the Cali Fabrics blog today with some Velvet Apparel inspiration, and thought I'd share how I hacked the Daytripper Dolman to have a V-shape neckline cutout. This is a super fun hack you can use on any of your favorite tops or dresses with high necklines! Enjoy :) Read More
All about that time I abandoned my seasonal capsule plans. And yet.. still capsuled!? Read More
Hey there readers! It's been a while! Kind of a recurring theme in my blog intros in 2016, huh?? Well new year, new home, new blog goals! Including a profound desire to share with you my recent creative endeavors in the world of home decor, DIY wall art, and some personal photography projects I have planned. So today's post is the first nod in that direction, and meant to compliment my guest blog on Project Run & Play today. If you haven't already, go check out my sewing space organization tips! Read More
The super hero phase is fleeting. Milk every last drop of cuteness from it with this easy cosplay DIY! Read More
Let the Fall sewing extravaganza begin! Start with the fastest layer you'll sew for fall: a 15 minute Kaftan project! Read More
There have been so many inspiring Top-Knot creations made throughout this pattern release tour! (Links to those below) Long and short sleeve versions, short and pant versions, and dresses with skirts of all lengths. But MY task today was to create a top-knot-inspired pattern hack. So here - you're going to see... Read More
Join me for a perfectly summer-friendly knit tank pattern hack for the Papercut Patterns Clover dress! Read More
I'm on a kick.
A jogger kick. A boho kick. A "wear voile and rayon challis and other loosey goosey unfitted stuff" kick.... Read More
Guys. I'm in love. I saw this pin during my hunt for summer styles, and I just HAD to have it. Or rather, I had to make it. (No use buying a shirt that isn't made to fit my extraordinary body, amiright??) But with shockingly limited tank styles in the indie pattern market, I knew I'd have to hack my own. And where there are hacks for me, there are tutorials for you! Read More
Happy Weekend, friends! In my Capsule Wardrobe group, this is our "Saturday Sew and Tell" day - but, with stomach bug and strep throat hitting my house simultaneously this week (Mean, universe. Mean.), I'm a little less "sew" and a little more "tell" today. So I figure, let's make it a good one! Read More
Welcome blog-tour'ers! I'm so excited to be along for the ride on this year's Boy's Can Wear Pink initiative. In fact, I begged Kelly to make room for me when I had missed blogger recruits! And being the doll she is, she did just that :) Read More
Oh boy. How's THAT for a fun title? Muslin is a bit of a dirty word itself (until it saves your beautiful stash fabric from a simple mistake!) - but what the heck is a PRE-muslin? Read More
Hi friends!! This is the second time I'll be talking about fabric selection during the capsule series, so apologies in advance for any duplicate information you're about to endure. I have improved upon my skills since last year, so I figured an update was in order.
THESE TIPS HOLD TRUE REGARDLESS THE SEASON YOU'RE SEWING FOR. Though, if you're sewing for Fall (Aussies) or perpetual winter (Canadians. Just kidding. Kinda.) - follow the sudoku tips/free printable from Fall planning and substitute all the jewelry you will see below with layering pieces. Read More
I have this crazy idea... It hit me out of the blue this weekend, and I just couldn't shake it. Read More
A whole post dedicated to all those "instant gratification" capsule sews you can fit into even the most limited sew-schedules. Read More
Another Saturday, another linky entry squeaking in before the deadline! To be fair - I debuted "iron man" this week, and I'm already ahead on some glitter/gold!
I probably wouldn't have bothered to make K anything for this theme - but girlfriend is in serious need of bigger clothes. Her belly button is playing peek-a-boo under her 3T shirts, and even 4T pants are on the short side lately. That's a serious growth spurt, and momma needed this motivation to fill some wardrobe voids. Read More