Friday, June 11, 2010

Burda Dress 117A

I made this dress using the pattern from the May 2009 issue of Burda World of Fashion. The pattern is dress 117A. I used an amazing [thick] stretch cotton from Britex in San Francisco. I was heartbroken when they said they wouldn't ever get any more of this fabric.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mix N Match

I love this post from one of my favorite sewing blogs, B-school Studio. She explains in pretty good detail how she combines patterns and "fly by the seat of her pants-ness" to copy amazing dresses. I love to mix and match patterns...although I've never attempted anything this intricate. Maybe I just will.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Simplicity 2497 - Sort Of

We had a formal dance this weekend, so I decided to make a dress. I used red dupioni silk and I really liked how easy it was to work with.

I used Simplicity pattern 2497 with a few alterations. When making the muslin I felt like the dress ran large and baggy, so I made sure to make a smaller size than I normally would. Also, I really did not like the look of the collar from the original pattern (it seemed a little clown-ish) Instead, using the original collar pattern I cut about 3 inches off each end, then folded it lengthwise and gathered it. Instead of the bodice facing used in the original pattern I made two of the bodice and lined the entire bodice. This allowed me to insert the collar ruffle in between the two layers of bodice.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sewing Mood

These are inspiring me to whip up some springtime dresses.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

I love this mirrored look from Apartment Therapy.

Homeade Headboard

I love how this turned out from poppies at play. If I were to do it I think I would use a fun linen fabric inside rather than paint.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Next Time Around

I really love this little boy room from cluckclucksew:

She shares the tutorial for the crib quilt here and the little boy bed quilt here. I love the garlands.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Now I Know My ABC's

I am obsessed with this alphabet pillow. I'll need to make one like it soon.

Pearls & Bows

Not that I need another hobby to fall in love with...but I have always wanted to get into jewelry making.
This fabulous tutorial from Disney at Ruffles & Stuff seems like a great way to get started.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Finally Something For Boys

I'm in love with this tutorial from Dana Made It for a boy's shirt. I L-O-V-E love the argyle version.


I am absolutely smitten with this banner quilt from twig and clover. I love white quilts and I love banners. What's not to love?

Friday, January 29, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I love this wreath made from acorns from MADE. She spray paints it a different color every time she gets the urge. I love spray painting things. Just ask my husband.
I also really love working with felt. So this cute wreath would be a great project for me. I think I'll make it circular though so it could be year round rather than just a February wreath.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another Cute Tshirt Tutorial

Saturday, January 9, 2010

My Favorite Colors

We bought Photoshop a few months ago and I am having a great time playing with it. This invitation speaks to me - I love red and aqua!

Beautiful Blouse

I love this blouse from Anthropologie. I am itching to make a dress inspired by it - but where can I find great fabric like that?

More Lovely Felt Things

Cute Printables

These are so beautiful!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ipod Touch Case

I have been meaning to make a case for my itouch forever. I was thinking of doing it with felt...but this tutorial using repurposed leather makes much more sense.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fun For Boys

I want to try this tie tutorial when I find some fabric I love. Finally, something to sew for my little guy.