Tag: <span>The Monthly Stitch</span>

Crossover Top & Flared Skirt-Monosewn

I love the monthly challenges over at TMS, they’re great for charging up my creativity and making me think outside of my comfort zone. This month was a big challenge for me. July is Mono Sewn-sewing in black & white- over at The Monthly Stitch.  My vote for the month’s challenge was “Inspired By” so I wanted to incorporate that aspect into the look I made as well. While I …

Summer Sewing Plans

It’s been a busy summer with both kids home all day and tons of family visiting.  I’m a bit amazed by how much sewing I’ve accomplished lately!  I thought I better plan out my makes for the rest of the summer  since my fabric and pattern stash has grown quite a bit lately.  The weather tends to stay warm here until way past December so I’ll be wearing …

Sewing Double- My Colette Hawthorn Peplum Top

Here’s my second take on Colette’s Hawthorn pattern, this time as a sleeveless peplum top!  You can see my first version here :)  April’s Challenge for The Monthly Stitch was to sew a second version of a pattern we’ve already made. I made my first version before I started blogging, and love it, so thought I’d give it another go. I wasn’t sure how I’d like the peplum so I went with some fabric in …

More Miss Bossy Patterns!

Here are my newest versions of V1382, an Anne Klein dress that I cut as a top, and March’s Miss Bossy Patterns Winner for The Monthly Stitch! I’ll be posting over there soon with all of March’s makes!  You can read more about the construction of my first version here!   I love the look of these two tops, the colorblocked version is in an orange and peach cotton …

Linen and Chiffon Floral Blouse

Here’s my first finished make from V1382 Anne Klein dress as a blouse…and March’s Miss Bossy Patterns winner!  This pattern wasn’t my first choice but I’m really loving the results.  I’ve already made three versions that I’ll be posting about soon! For this version I cut my pattern in a straight size 12, down 1 size from my measurements which I usually do for Big 4 Pattern measurements …

March’s Winner! Miss Bossy Patterns

The votes were really close right up to the end but V1382, the Anne Klein Dress as a top won – by just 3 votes!  Thanks so much to everyone who voted!  If you haven’t yet be sure to head on over to The Monthly Stitch, they’re challenges are so great at keeping me motivated to sew!  I’m sure I’ll be making up the other two as well, …

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