I decided to finally do it, I was going to tackle shorts, as a way of ramping up to jeans in the fall. Why the drama? Why the dread? Well, to be blunt, making pants/shorts means really understanding my hips, butt and lower abdomen. These have always been parts I’ve struggled to accept, and parts […]Read more "On Body positivity, shorts making and crossfit"
I have to say I love everything about Cashmerette. The founder, Jenny is a totally relate-able, interesting person and blogger. She has a passion for wrap dresses (which I’m getting closer to, but not totally there yet for me) and did my favorite thing which was, “Wait, I am tired of making a ton of […]Read more "Cashmerette – Washington Dress and Outsmarting myself"
One of the things that has surprised me about my relatively recent return to sewing has been how much I love creating things for my son. So after he watched me sew for Pop Pop and Uncle Alan, and then for myself, I promised him that I would make him a new Lightening McQueen Shirt. […]Read more "Sewing for others- almost 4 year olds"
So yeah, quilting cottons are not suitable for many things. BUT THE PRINTS. And you can do so many funny things with them. And it’s still cotton. I’ve done all handmade holidays before. Mostly because I was broke. Now I do it because my parents, brother and sister in law and brother in law are […]Read more "Sewing for others – Holiday 2015"
So, for the first time in, well, EVER I have no weight related resolutions. I vaguely want to get running again, but only once my Achilles tendon stops throwing shade at me. I am happy not knowing what I weigh, only my measurements. My stress level about my body is very low, and after my […]Read more "Happy new year, 1st make and 1 resolution"
So one of the many reasons I’ve enjoyed getting back to sewing is that it is a chance to connect with my mother in law. She’s a formidable woman, who has done epic things in her life. While we both care about the same people (my husband, my step son, my son), it has been […]Read more "The joys and challenges of gift fabric"
I learned to sew initially by taking a summer enrichment course after 7th grade. As a way to keep us busy in the summer, I took sewing and photography (but the photography didn’t take) and my brother took photography and math (I think? ). Years later, I have returned to sewing time and again, and […]Read more "How I learned to sew"