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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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Two for The Road Silver Blue Metallic Jacket

When the Holidays role around I always try to think up something interesting and beautiful I can make for my mom. This year I went with a tried and true pattern. This is my second version of the Two for the Road jacket from Saf-T-Pockets that I’ve made for my mother. Unfortunately I never took …

Star Wars Fennel Fanny Pack

This Star Wars Fennel fanny pack was by far my favorite gift I made this Christmas. Unfortunately the shipping was a huge hassle so my brother hasn’t actually gotten this gift yet. Here it is AJ! You’ll get it next time I see you! Another reason to visit us! Last time my brother was here …

2019 Top 5 Hits, Misses + Goals

The year has almost slipped by, I’m getting this post in right before we ring in the New Year! Spending the last few minutes before we head over to my mom’s to celebrate! I always have big plans for year end posts but then end up so busy around the holidays that it always feels …

Holiday Home Sewing

We’ve been in our new home almost two years now and I’ve been slowly adding some handmade home décor. I don’t love sewing that isn’t fashion related so I’m trying to stick to one or two new makes each holiday that I really love. Last Christmas I made new Christmas Stockings and a basic Tree …

Vintage Issey Miyake V2332 Skirt and Madalynne for Simplicity 8435 Bodysuit

My Fall/ Winter Wardrobe is really starting to shape up. This is the first year I have a great selection of pieces that mix and match together. I’ve felt so stylish wearing my handmade makes the past few weeks. We’ve finally gotten a bit of cooler weather with some lovely ocean breezes. Hardly have to …

Self Drafted Japanese Lightwash Cropped Denim and Mirage Knitted Tank

I’m super busy this week prepping for Thanksgiving but had to share my newest make: these awesome cropped jeans! I drafted these myself off my redone pant sloper. I knew exactly what I wanted: a high waist, a medium wide leg that falls straight out from the hip, cropped. Minimal details and simple style. These …

Patternmaking: Slopers and Moulage

The past few months I’ve been working behind the scenes to redraft all my sewing slopers. I started a new exercise program this summer and am finally getting back my pre-kids fitness level. Weight loss plus my changing body shape at 43 meant it was time to start from scratch and redo my slopers. I …