2022 Year in Review

Looking back, I’ve gotten spotty with these “Year in Review” posts. I’m not sure where 2021 even went. That last few years have been a bit nuts, right? If only I had written a post last year and could jog my memory… That said, 2022 must be reviewed. A lot happened last year and I want to get it all…

Olive Ginger Cords

2022 was a good year for me to work on the gap in my handmade wardrobe that was pants! After I made my Black Ginger Jeans, I went right into sewing these next (so yes, I have been sitting on these photos for about a year). I have sewn quite a few pairs of Ginger Jeans, but never with corduroy.…

Sleeveless Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress

Before Summer officially ends—and it feels like that time is closing in—I must share one of my favorite make of this season: a sleeveless version of my now TNT Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress pattern. Let’s talk about the fabric first, as I feel like that is what makes this dress. Details Fabric The fabric I used is the…

Black CustomFit Inlet Cardigan

I knit a black cardigan. Am I crazy? Maybe. Was it worth it? I think so! Knitting a sweater takes me a long time. My average is about a year. This CustomFit Inlet Cardigan by Amy Herzog took me a year and half to knit. I am a slow knitter, but I am also not one of those knitters who…

Railroad Stripe Harlene Dungarees

I feel like I have been crossing so many garments off my “dream wardrobe” list lately and these railroad stripe Harlene Dungarees where high on that list. I had been looking for a classic overalls pattern and I already knew from sewing my first pair that the Harlene Dungarees fit the bill. Details Pattern Merchant and Mills Harlene Dungarees Size traced…

A Starry Sheer Sudley Dress

I had high hopes for the holidays last year (and how social we could be), so I dug into my stash and pulled out this beautiful silk I bought at Mill End the weekend of Portland Frocktails and made this Megan Neilsen Sudley Dress. Details Pattern Megan Neilsen Sudley Dress: View C This dress can be made all sorts of…

Black Ginger Jeans

My Mid-rise Ginger Jeans get worn an almost embarrassing amount. I mean, like almost every day. I have other clothes, but jeans are just what I like to wear and what I reach for day after day. That said, a gap in my wardrobe has been more pants, specifically a pair of black pants. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not…

Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress

One reason I wanted to start sewing my own clothes was that I had a vision of the perfect shirt dress. Store bought dresses never fit me right. I am tall and pear shaped, so if they fit in the waist they were too big in the bust and they were always way too short. When I was first learning…

Planting Garlic

In the Pacific Northwest, garlic can be planted throughout October and into early November, so if you are in this area you still have time! The way I learned how to plant garlic is that you should soak the cloves in a solution of water, seaweed extract or fish emulsion, and baking soda for a couple of hours before planting.…

Harlene Gardening Dungarees

For a long time, I have wanted a pair of overalls to garden in—something I didn’t mind getting dirty in, was comfortable to wear, and didn’t involve me constantly hiking them up so that the neighbors wouldn’t see my butt crack when I bent over—basically a knock off pair of Carhartts. This past spring, I finally made them! I used…