check me out, delivering on my promise to keep sewing…very excited to share the latest pattern from womenswear mastermind, april rhodes! you may know april from her outrageously popular staple dress pattern, and you have seen her work before on this blog both here and here (and my visit to her mom’s adorable shop here), with many undocumented but well-loved projects also hanging in my closet. april has a wonderful niche in the women’s sewing pattern community, wherein she designs highly flattering, wearable, customizable patterns that are also very beginner friendly. hers were some of my first patterns used when i began sewing for myself, and it was so rewarding and empowering to produce cute garments efficiently and without confusion or rage. even now as a more confident seamstress, i return to her patterns again and again because they produce high quality, on trend products without any hassle. her latest pattern, the popover poncho, is no exception! seamstresses can expect the same clear, simple, thorough instructions (with diagrams and photographs) full of tips and tricks to quickly turn out something they will love to wear.
well, it’s officially spring. here, that means 80 degree temps, flowering trees giving way to lush greenery, and great produce. i heard recently on the news that for the northern part of this country, it means yet more freezing temps and blizzard conditions. i will remind people of this winter when they ask me if i miss the midwest. nope. (more…)
this. really, what can i possibly say? this squishy, cozy, precious little elfin child risks suffocation by his obsessed mother on a daily basis. but this, this is almost too much even for me. (more…)
hi everyone! coming up for air again very briefly to share some projects. you all know my deep loyalty for kcw (and every time i visit the site, i am blown away by how much it’s expanding…way to go, meg!), but when i saw the dates this year, i knew it wasn’t meant to be. i had vowed to do nothing but art fair projects until december, with the exception of using kcw as a break to do some fun sewing for my own kids. but, this is a crazy week for us as we’re leaving early thursday to fly back to michigan for my cousin’s wedding. i have the distinct honor of making the canopy under which they’ll be wed, which ended up taking waaaaaaaaay longer than i anticipated (it’s both top secret and so giant i can’t take photos quite yet, but will try to snap some on the big day). (more…)