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Hello + Welcome to Sew Pomona! Here you'll find all my crafty endeavors, from sewing and patternmaking to natural dyes and knitting here in sunny Florida. Follow my adventures as I work to craft a beautiful life for myself and my family.
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Navy + White Stripe Hooded Swim Dress

We finally got back to the beach last weekend! I think that’s what I missed most during the shutdown. Just in time too- since they’re shutting down again for the 4th of July as our covid numbers are ever increasing here in Florida. The beach and ocean were full of seaweed but it was still …

Blue Teal Stamped Dot Knit Dress Vogue 9312

It’s full on summer here in Florida so time to share some of my newest makes for the season! I’ve been sewing up a storm lately so I have a big backlog of new makes to share. This dress is my second version of Very Easy Vogue pattern 9312. I love this knit pattern and …

Me Made May 2020 Wrap Up

Me Made May is a wrap! I’m so glad daily photos are done! I always get a bit annoyed taking pictures around mid-month. Documenting is a hassle but it is so useful it having a record of how I’ve worn my makes. I really need to do this a few times a year to record …

MMM Days 1-11

I’m really enjoying another year of Me Made May! It’s my 7th year participating! I’m especially enjoying it this year because it’s pushing me to get “dressed” each day while Staying Home. We’re still closed here in Broward County so I’m not leaving the house much at all other than to walk the dog or …

Vintage Butterick Robe 5152

I’m swanning around the house during Stay at Home orders in style! This kitschy print isn’t my usual style but it’s perfect for some vintage pajamas. I’ve had this 1948 re-issue pattern in my stash for years but it requires so much yardage (just under 4 yds.) that I never made it until now. What …

Striped Surplice Wrap Dress

What to do when Fall’s over and you still have a ton of shirting fabric leftover…sew a shirtdress! I bought this lovely bold stripe from Mood ages ago planning to make a dress shirt. It’s way too warm here now to even think about long sleeves so a light summer dress was the way to …

Chambray Vintage Vogue Shirt 8447

As soon as I put this on my husband asked if I was going to watch some Friends reruns! This shirt is very 90’s and was such fun to make. I’ve been on a blouse kick lately trying to round out my handmade wardrobe. One thing I’m sorely missing is dress shirts. I feel like …