Claire Shaeffer Couture Jacket- Part 1,Toile

I’ve just started on my Claire Shaeffer Custom Couture Collection Jacket from Vogue Patterns, V8621.  This is my first challenge to myself for the New Year!  The pattern gives wonderful couture hand sewn instructions and the jacket itself features: Keyhole Neckline Waist Seam Bound Buttonholes Welt Pockets Raglan kimono sleeve According to the instructions I …

Winter Moss Wide Leg Pants

I made these wide leg pants a few months ago but never got around to fixing them until this week.   I spent an hour or so ripping out seams, which I find really relaxing, a lot like unravelling knitting.  I needed to replace the waistband to match the pants and add some pockets to …

Ami’s Mod Blouse

I finished my first sewing projects of the year, a sleeveless scarf blouse in crisp white linen (I’ll post about it tomorrow, too cold today for pics!)  and an adorable tucked blouse for my little girl Amelie!  The blouse for Ami is made out of remnant fabric and thread left over from the holidays from …

3 Patterns, 3 Months!

This morning was our Sunday ritual of yummy breakfast (homemade waffles & smoothies) followed by a visit to my husband’s folks.  I think we’re one of the rare lucky couples who love each other’s parents and really all get along. Our parents live only a few minutes from each other and get along fabulously too! …

Organizing and Planning my Wardrobe

Today was a cleaning/organizing day (+ a ton of laundry and toy cleanup) that I needed to catch up on since I’ve been relaxing for vacation!   I weeded through my closet, set aside a bag for donations, a bag for mending, and a bag for pieces that have nice fabric that I can reuse …

My Navy Linen Capri’s

I can hardly believe it’s already 2014, this year has just flown by.  This year marked the first time that I focused on sewing practical clothes for myself.  I did a lot of hand sewing and embroidery when I was younger and made yearly Halloween costumes, my favorite holiday as I love any excuse to …

Top 5 Hits and Misses of 2013

I’ve seen so many wonderful posts from everyone participating in Gillian’s Top 5 of 2013 Posts over at her blog  Crafting a Rainbow and really wanted to participate even though it’s already the last day of the year!  I’m a brand new blogger so please excuse some of the photo quality as most of these are …