That’s right. Thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, and all related (and necessary!) social distancing, I’ve been forced to resort to organizing my sewing pattern files. I finally adjusted my bodice and skirt slopers to actually match up along the waist, and now I’m sharing them with you for free. But first, please take a look … More Slopers! Free Slopers!
This is a sewing pattern for the Holloway half wrap knit dress. It features a fitted wrapped bodice, a bias bound neckline, knee length A-line skirt with in-seam pockets, and inset half sleeves. Purchase on Etsy Purchase on Makerist Purchase on Kollabora Materials needed:*2-3 yds knit fabric (jersey, sweater, anything that has a minimum 25% … More The Holloway Half Wrap Dress Sewing Pattern
This post has been updated for clarity and photo quality. Ah, the majestic moose. Tall, mean and Canadian. Just like me (if I were tall). Buy it Here: Etsy Craftsy Fabric, not very much, like less than 1/2 yd The stiffest interfacing you can find for the antlers (and they still might flop over … More Moose Head Sewing Pattern and Instructions
I have a balcony in my new digs. It gets a decent amount of sunlight, enough for a garden anyways. There’s a lot of complicated information online for gardening; types of potting soil, fertilizer, top soil, compost, when to use, how to use, what to avoid, etc. I have zero gardening experience, so it was … More Canvas Grow bags
Back in the Fall, I did an interview for Kollabora’s Meet The Maker series. One of the questions was how do I get out of a creative rut, which I found funny because I never run out of ideas. But I sometimes run out of the urge to create, and I often run out of … More Summer Fallow
I did a quiz recently. It was What’s Your Design Style, from Better Homes and Gardens. Honestly, I had no idea what I would get. I know that I like rustic, cottagey design, but I also know that I really like living in a big city (having learned this by spending the last two years living … More Market Bag
Yay I’ve been featured on Kollabora’s Meet The Maker series this week! This is the opening picture that they’re using: For those who don’t know, Kollabora is an online community for makers, creators and DIY enthusiasts. You can buy or sell PDF patterns, share projects, post tutorials, and just gather inspiration from what other makers … More Kollabora: Meet The Maker
This tutorial is a supplement my animal head sewing pattern instructions! The ladder stitch, aka the slip stitch, is a fairly common hand sewing stitch used to close an open seam on stuffed animals, and other three-dimensional soft toys where machine sewing would be unmanageable. I’m going to use a handmade pin cushion as my … More How to Hand Sew a Ladder Stitch