Sew Pomona
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." William Morris, The Beauty of Life 1880

Sew Pomona

Welcome to Sew Pomona! Here you'll find all my crafty endeavors, from sewing and patternmaking to natural dyes and embroidery. Follow my adventures as I work to craft a beautiful life for myself and my family in sunny Florida.

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Railroad Denim Self-Drafted Trousers

In the last few years I’ve realized I love denim but hate jeans. I hate a back yoke and see no need for rear pockets- totally useless. So for this pair of denim I drafted a trouser pattern that I’m really loving. It has a nice wide straight leg, roomy front curved pockets and double back darts for shaping in the back. I adore these! These were made …

Mint Cactus Sandhill Sling

I’m finally back sewing and blogging! I’ve been sewing up a storm now that I’m weight-bearing after fracturing my ankle right before the new year. My foot is healing really well 3 months out, my stitches are barely noticeable and I’m slowly learning how to walk again! First up on my to sew list was this Sandhill Sling from Noodlehead. I bought the pattern and all the supplies …

Spring Sewing Plans 2021

My garden is in full bloom, the weather is balmy and I’m so ready for some spring sewing! With my ankle injury my winter sewing plans never materialized. I’m taking the time now to plan ahead to when I’ll be able to sew. I have a pretty complete wardrobe so this go around I’m focusing on learning some new skills and adding embellishments to some fancier makes. Bold …

Quince Rib Knit 3/4 Sleeve Top

I’m sharing a super simple make today, this rib knit 3/4 sleeve top in Quince from Birch fabrics. This is one of the last makes I photographed from last year…and for some time to come. I ended the year with a bang- fracturing my ankle in not one but 3 places! I rang out the New Year in the hospital, the very last place I expected to be! …

White Double Gauze Salsa Blouse

Happy Holidays! I’m back today with another fabulous fall make- and my last post of 2020! Ending the year with a perfect Florida wrap! I always need a light coverup in early fall to winter and this airy fabric is just perfect for our Florida climate. Plus double gauze always feels dreamy. This white organic cotton is so soft and lovely. I bought the Salsa Blouse pattern from …

Top 5 Hits + Misses and Reflections 2020

It’s been a strange year and while I’ve sewn quite a bit, my makes felt a bit disjointed this year. I started out strong with some lovely makes in the winter but focused more on pattern drafting and muslins (many wearable) for the remainder of the year. The last few months I’ve had a really full work schedule so I’m really looking forward to some time in my …

Blue and White Linen Pinstripe Self-drafted Tailored Shirt

The year is almost over and I have quite a few makes to share! First up is a tailored shirt in a lovely lightweight woven linen blue and white pinstripe. I’ve been working for the last few months to perfect my dress shirt pattern. This one is almost there. I bit more width in the body and shoulder and it will be spot on. I really like that …

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