Adult Clothing

Xpress Yourself!

By Sarah | January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

I like to think I work out regularly. Or maybe I just dress in workout clothes regularly. Either way, the new Xpress tank from Greenstyle is my new fave! I made three versions during testing. The first is a orchid (maybe? I’m famous for killing plants, so feel free to correct me) print ITY with…

Raglan Round Up! (Part 1)

By Sarah | January 24, 2018 | 25 Comments

When I first started sewing indie patterns I was shocked that pretty much every designer had a raglan pattern. Why, I wondered? Don’t they know that style has already been “done”? After sewing a couple though, I quickly realized that while the basic design was the same, they all put their own spin on the…

New Year, New Trends

By Sarah | January 14, 2018 | 8 Comments

Does anyone else feel like sewing gives them a creative license they don’t usually feel when buying clothes off the rack? I am one of the slowest to adopt new trends when shopping at the mall (I usually spend a couple years bad-mouthing them before sheepishly jumping on board and hoping everyone has forgotten my…

2018 Goal Post!

By Sarah | January 8, 2018 | 7 Comments

Note: This post will refer frequently to my 2017 Reflections post. If you haven’t read it, go check it out so you know what the heck I’m talking about, then hurry back! Hey hey! It’s a new year! Which means it’s time for GOALS! Sewing goals, more specifically, since I don’t think you care as…

Trend Mashup: Velvet, Faux Leather, and Athleisure

By Sarah | January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you’ve hung around these parts long, you know my motto is pretty much comfort first. Which is why the athleisure trend is so hot- lounge-wear that you can wear outdoors? Who can turn¬†that down? Not me, certainly- and I have a stack of joggers and sweatshirts to prove it. But I decided to push…

Instant luxury: Velvet Bellavista Top

By Sarah | January 3, 2018 | 1 Comment

I hope you had a fantastic New Year’s! As you know, I celebrated in my pajamas (see my last post for an explanation), but that doesn’t mean I don’t need something fancier to wear now and again- and the new Bellavista pattern from Itch to Stitch, made up in a stretch velvet from Style Maker…

2017: Hits, Misses and Lessons Learned!

By Sarah | December 30, 2017 | 20 Comments

I’ve always enjoyed reading as other bloggers reflect on their “hits and misses” – in fact, its one of my favorite times of the year to read blogs, because it encourages me to reflect on my own sewing projects, and it always inspires me to add a few of their “hits” to my sewing list.…

Ringing in the New Year in my PJs

By Sarah | December 28, 2017 | 3 Comments

New Year’s is fast approaching, and it’s time to get dressed for the occasion. Some people make fancy, sexy clothes for a night out on the town, but my favorite way to ring in the new year is curled up on the couch, watching a movie, and cuddling with my hubby. I’m not saying champagne…

Sewing for Speed: Batch Sewing!

By Sarah | December 18, 2017 | 6 Comments

A couple days ago, Heather Lou (of Closet Case Files fame!) posted on Instagram about how to speed up your sewing by assembling things in batches. When I first started my sewing adventure, I was sewing only for my twins, so things were always done in twos- so much so that my first sewing blog…

Sunday Fun-Day!

By Sarah | December 15, 2017 | 8 Comments

Being a homeschooling family, my kids don’t totally understand the concept of a weekend. Although our rhythms change slightly, they learn year-round, every day of the week. That’s not to say we do formal academics 365 days of the year- but we are always learning, and rarely have to get up and be somewhere by…