Family Tree Quilt

A couple of years ago, about the time my cousin adopted her son, she mentioned that she would love for him to have a quilt with the family tree on it, because, you know, he’s part of the family.  She knew I knew how to sew, and asked if I’d be interested in such a…

Back Zip Blouse

The pattern is Butterick 6176 (Retro ’52). I picked up this pattern probably 15 years ago but this is the first time I’ve ever made it and I’m really happy with results. It is described as a top with cap sleeves and stitched hem, back buttons, front and back darts. I made a few modifications. I…

Cambie Skirt

I was originally going to make this awesome red corduroy with elephants into a pencil skirt. I picked up a pattern that had modifications for “curvy” figures, and was feeling optimistic.  Until I went to cut it out and realized I bought the wrong size.  Der.  So I improvised and made an A-line skirt using…

Roxanne Blouse

I should have trusted my initial instinct on this.  I wanted to like it, but I knew it would not be flattering on me.  But after seeing other curvy women singing the praises of their Roxanne blouses, I got all excited and made one.  And… I’ve been trying to convince myself that I like it…

iPhone Case

I love data. When I’m out on a run or a bike ride, I like collecting data about the run or ride. How far, how fast, etc. so I can see if I was faster than last time, or last year or whatever. I use the Nike Running app on my iPhone for this, and…

Liberty Cambie

One of the first things I realized I love about Madison is that the weather is warm enough in summer to wear cute little summer dresses.  My cute little summer dress repertoire was zilch when I moved from San Francisco, because one pretty much just wears jeans and boots all “summer” long.  Because even if…

Wedding Crafts

I’ve made a number of interesting things this year… and apparently haven’t posted about any of them. I’m going to try to post more regularly for the next year, as I’m blissfully unemployed while The Professor and I are traveling for his sabbatical. One reason I haven’t been blogging is I was a little busy planning…