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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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Rouleau Edged Top

One of my goals for the year has been to up my repertoire of sewing techniques and this rouleau edged top is the result!  I saw the cover for the Threads Feb/March 2015 Issue (#177) and was hooked. The bodice and hems utilize a rouleau technique of hand stitched bias tubes as edging. The effect is airy and beautiful. And the aqua blue silk …

Simple Tank Slip

Just a quick little post today.  I made this simple tank slip up a few weeks ago to wear with my White Holly Hawthorn Dress.  It’s already gotten so much more use then I thought it would. It’s perfect under all my light colored dresses or paired with a skirt. I’m wearing it here with my Shape Shape Wrap …

Refashioned Denim Dress

I just love how this denim dress turned out!  Sadly I haven’t gotten to wear this except for taking the pictures as it’s still way too hot to wear denim here in Florida!  But once winter comes this will be my go to dress.  You can never have too many shift dresses! I’ve made this pattern, Anne Klein for Vogue …

Mommy + Me Jalie Yoga Pants

Hope you’re all relaxing and enjoying this Labor Day Weekend with friends and family!  Just a quick post today so I can get back to hanging with the kids! I made these mommy and me Jalie yoga pants for Ami and myself a few weeks ago and they’re been getting a ton of wear.  Super comfy …

Aquarelle Dyeing: Liquid Indigo

I’ve been holding off on my natural dyeing all summer as we’ve been trying to sell our condo. Boy have I missed it!  We had a lull in viewings though in the last week as we prepared for hurricane weather here with Erika-a no show.  I decided a bit of kit dyeing was in order.  I pulled out my …

Baby Clothes Memory Quilt and PJ’s for Ami

Oh, the memories!  This was the most fun sewing I’ve had in some time.  Each piece of Ami’s baby quilt is full of joy!  From her Born at Home Onesie (my little HBAC baby!!!) to my own baby dresses this baby quilt reminds me of my sweet little girl’s babyhood!  Plus I had just enough yardage to …

Holly Pants

I’m back this week with another Holly Adaptation!  Last week I showed you my refashioned Holly Hawthorn Dress and here are the pants.  These were a quick refashion after separating my jumpsuit.  I just had to add a new waistband (included in the pattern) and redo the side invisible zip.  Easy peasy.  I’m wearing them here with …