McCalls M6893 – Planning and Muslin

One of the first things my mom asked me when I told her I was engaged was, “are you going to sew your own wedding dress?”  Huh.  I hadn’t really thought about it… that would be neat.  But when I realized my limited experience sewing with slippery fabrics have been exercises in frustration and I…

Another McCalls 6612 View A

Have I mentioned this is my first winter in Wisconsin?  I’ve spent every other winter no where colder than the Central Valley of California.  One Christmas the frost on the grass froze and we were so excited we tried to sled on it.  Silly. There is no shortage of snow here, and the first ice…

Red Coat – the Muslin

I am super excited to make a long wool coat!  Dan is skeptical that it will be enough for January in Wisconsin, but thinks it will be fine for the warmer days of winter.  We shall see… Inspired by Gertie’s lovely coat from a couple of years ago, I selected a red Itallian wool from…

Renfrew – White/Grey Graphic

One Renfrew just isn’t enough. As the weather cools off here, I want a thickish long sleeved shirt.  This poly-lycra blend from Fabric.com that I was originally thinking of using for McCalls M6752, will instead be a Renfrew.  I like the graphic pattern.  The white parts might be a little sheer, so will need to…

McCall’s M6612 – View A

I’m pleasantly surprised that although this only took me a day to make this, I’m actually happy with it.  I’m wearing it for girls night out tonight. This is the second dress I made from this (stay tuned for a post on the maxi length cowl-neck black dress).  I watched most of the second season…

Halloween Costume

So… I got into watching Game of Thrones this year, and I pretty much love it.  Binge-watched through Seasons 1 and 2, and improved friendships with people who had HBO to watch Season 3.   Halloween is (apparently) a big holiday here in my new home of Madison, WI, so I started thinking about it…

Welcome to my craft room.

I like making things.  I’ve been knitting for 7 years.  I’ve been sewing for a long time, but only really seriously for the last year.  Through the magic of the interwebs, I have been enthralled and by other crafty ladies’ sewing blogs. Recently, I stumbled into a blissful state of voluntarily unemployment, and I’m suddenly…