Sew Pomona
                                     “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

“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

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The beginning of the Year is the perfect time to slow down and start a new hobby. Join me as I teach you everything you need to know to get started in a rewarding embroidery practice. Beautiful designs will elevate your home sewing practice and inspire you to personalize your wardrobe.

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Earth Day, Fashion Revolution, MMM and Sustainable Sewing

It’s Fashion Revolution Week and Friday is Earth Day. Plus it’s almost time for Me Made May! This week is a great time to slow down and reaffirm what I strive to achieve in my sewing and creative practices. Reuse and recycle old clothing and textiles Mend and repair Use organic and sustainable fabrics and notions whenever possible Keep it Local Look for Fair trade and ethical production …

Refashioned Dress Shirt One Seam Blouse

I made this blouse last year, took pictures, and then completely forgot to share it! This is my first draft of a new pattern, my one seam blouse, I drafted up with my sloper. I was playing around making a top with only one seam cut on the fold at center back. Below you’ll see a graphic which shows how I drafted this design. Easy to recreate if …

Breton Stripe Knit Wrap Jacket

I love a good Breton stripe and this one is a gorgeous shade of delft blue and super cozy. I was originally planning on making this into a tee but I love loops on the wrong side of the fabric and wanted to be able to show them off. I used Suzy Furrer’s Craftsy Class – Designing Your Wardrobe- Drafting Tops- to make this up. It’s the last …

New Pattern Release- Hibiscus Digital Embroidery Pattern

Spring is in the air so let’s stitch up some beautiful tropical flowers! My Hibiscus embroidery pattern comes in multiple sizes and colorways so you can make this design your own.Add this embroidery to your handmade makes and beautifully embellish jackets, robes, dresses, bags, pillows, home goods and much more. Perfect for refashioning Ready to Wear clothing and home goods.

Favorite Things- March

My new embroidery pattern is *almost ready* for release so I thought I’d take a step back and do a quick post today about some of my favorite things this month! The month started out with a visit to NSU Art Museum with my mom to see the exhibit, Confrontation: Keith Haring and Pierre Alechinsky and to attend an amazing lecture, Fashion Icons: Anna Sui and Barbara Hulanicki …

Rayon Quartz Dobby Skirt- Vogue Designer Original 2129

Today I’m sharing what once was a Belinda Bellville dress and is now a much more wearable-and comfortable- elastic waist skirt. I love vintage patterns and lucked out finding this Vogue Designer Original Belinda Bellville design very close to my size, in a 16. I love this so much now that it’s been refashioned! And I really like the combo I’m wearing in the images here. This is …

Spring Wardrobe Sewing Plans 2022

If you followed this space for awhile you know one of my favorite things in my sewing practice is planning out my wardrobe. This year I’ve gone a step further, with more fully planned looks since we have a family trip planned for next September in Greece! I want to be sure to have all my travel makes ready to go well in advance so I’m not rushed …

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