Category Archives: Patterns

Matched Sets: Mommy and Me + Sibling Coordinates

My first attempt at sibling coordination Lately it’s been mostly sewing here on the blog.  I do have a couple of crochet projects that get picked up from time to time and am trying to find a spare moment to … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 KCW: Day 6-Vintage Leftovers

Vintage Leftovers Sounds tempting doesn’t it?  No food poisoning here, just leftover yardage and a vintage pattern. While sorting out the Oliver + S Puppetshow Tunic pattern, I realized I really didn’t feel like matching stripes in that many places (really it’s a … Continue reading

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Washi WIP

Have you seen the Washi Dress?  You must have seen it by now.  It seems to be everywhere.  I really didn’t like it, until I saw one with the scoop neck option and the long sleeves from the expansion pack.  … Continue reading

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Beloved Old Eyes

Like Pooh Bear some old friends never leave us. This fellow with the very original name “Panda”, was my third favorite plushie as a child, after “Brown Bear” and “Baby Bear”.    I got him at the same time my brother … Continue reading

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A Sweet Haul: Vintage Patterns

 This bag finally arrived.  It contains 38 vintage sewing patterns. Technically it isn’t a haul since I did not obtain it illegally, but it sure feels like it should have been illegal.  After the Mystery Delivery I was a little wary … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Savannah Camisole

This pattern while not actually complicated seemed unduly complicated at times.    This was not my first bias cut project, but it has (by chance) been years since I have selected a pattern that was bias cut.  Really the only new thing for … Continue reading

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Upcycled Apron

 You may remember this sundress.  It has a new life now. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking which means I also spend a lot of time in the kitchen washing dishes and constantly end up putting holes … Continue reading

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Seamwork Magazine

Dec 2014 Issue Cover Featuring the Oslo Cardigan Last month I fell in love with the Oslo Cardigan.  It led me to check out Seamwork, which is a relatively new online sewing publication.   I’d describe it myself, but I can’t do … Continue reading

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KCW Day 1 + Upcycle Vivienne Skirt

  Let’s assume we aren’t giving things in a completely inappropriate manner.  That means no baby dresses for the new graduate (unless there is a baby on the way) no florescent orange and olive sweaters with pink flower on it for him, … Continue reading

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Presents for the Craftroom Part 6: Thread Catcher

This week we get a look at the next to the last project in my Presents for the craftroom series, which was originally going to be a thread catcher, but…I find I am constantly storing my seam ripper, seam gauge … Continue reading

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