Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan

Meet my newest favorite wardrobe staple: the Blackwood Cardigan from Helen’s Closet! Yes, I know, this pattern has been out for a long time. In fact, Helen was my table mate in my bra making class at Camp Workroom Social in 2016, before she had even officially released the Blackwood Cardigan. She was wearing a sample and I remembering getting…

True Bias Ogden Camis

I must have been the last sewist on the planet to sew the True Bias Ogden Cami—I never claimed to be an early adopter—but now I believe all the hype! I had fabric set aside for two Ogden Camis: some leftover Rifle Paper Co. Cotton and Steel rayon (from my Ellsworth Coat) and a beautiful Splatter Print Workroom Social Miramar…

Mid-rise Ginger Jeans

Jean-making is one of things where you just have to jump in and go for it. I made jeans four years ago at the first Camp Workroom Social and had been hoarding enough Cone Denim (from the White Oak Mill before it closed) to make three more pairs, but for some reason was stalling on actually making them. I basically…

Pattern Testing: Maeve Makes Pooze Pouch

Fanny packs are one of those things that people seem to be divided on. You either love em’ or you hate em’. Most of the people I know are pro-fanny pack and I definitely stand on the side of, “What’s not to love?”. To me, they are both functional and fashionable! So when Maeve Blessing of Maeve Makes asked me…

Sew Bibs Challenge: Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dress

There are so many sewing challenges now—and that’s a good thing—but besides Me Made May and Sewvember, I haven’t really participated that much. It’s not for any particular reason, it usually just has to do with time (like not enough of it), but the stars actually aligned for me and the Sew Bibs Challenge! If you don’t already know, Sew…

Striped Oslo Cardigan

One of the things I love about sewing is that once you’ve made something successfully, the second time you make it is so much faster! I am a tracer of patterns (vs. cutting the pattern itself), so the first time I make something I trace my size onto Swedish tracing paper (and often it’s graded between sizes), cut out the…

Seed Starting: Newspaper Pots

In the Pacific Northwest, it’s time to start your garden—or at least start thinking about your garden—if you haven’t already. Even if you aren’t ready to get outside quite yet, you can start by doing your garden planning and starting some seeds indoors.  An easy, fun, and inexpensive way to start seeds indoors is in newspaper pots! Newspaper pots are great because…

Eastwood Pajamas

Occasionally I do some unselfish sewing and recently made a pair of Thread Theory Eastwood Pajamas for Matt. Details Pattern Thread Theory Eastwood Pajamas Sewed version 3 with button fly in size large No alterations Fit The fit is good, but the size large says it has an an inseam of 31″ and Matt has an inseam of 32″, so these pajamas…

2019 Goals

Okay, my last post was maybe a little somber, but I swear this post will be way more upbeat. I am actually super excited about this year. Matt and I have dubbed 2019 “The Year of Getting Shit Done”. You know, all of the little nagging things that have been on our to-do lists forever. For him, it’s exhibiting his…

2018 Year in Review

In 7 years of this blog, I have only missed one “Year in Review” and that was last year. I also didn’t write a goals post, so we don’t have to talk about how far I got with my goals. There were a lot of things going on at the beginning of 2018, as life tends to do: lingering job…