Tuesday, February 27, 2018

7x7 Mini Capsule Wardrobe Challenge


Earlier this year, the ladies over at Sew Altered Style challenged the makers of the internet to dive into PANTS. January and February were dedicated to making casual pants. The interpretation of "casual" was left up to the individual maker, so I chose the ultra casual pull-on pants from New Look 6399.

THEN the clever ladies decided to challenge us even further by prompting us to create a 7x7 capsule wardrobe using at least 2 handmade items, one of which had to be bottoms (not necessarily pants, but if you did just make a pair, clearly you could use them).

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Red Turtleneck - Kwik Sew 4069


Do you watch Archer? It's an adult cartoon on FXX about a bumbling spy who considers himself 007. It's hilariously mature comedy and there's a running gag about his proper spy outfit. He must wear a black turtleneck.

I have been on the hunt for the perfect black sweater fabric so I could make myself an Archer-inspired t-neck. I wanted something breathable, but all of the black sweater knits I found were poly-spandex blends and ain't no one want to be wearing that clinging to their body.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Lounge Pants - New Look 6399

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm celebrating by rocking my first successful SWAP pattern—AND THEY'RE PANTS!

I've had so many fails with my multiple attempts at several pieces in this capsule wardrobe that I was so happy when something finally just worked! Who would've thought the first pattern to actually come to a fruition would be PANTS!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Feb18 #SigCOTM Inspiration: Amethyst

This month I wanted to take a deeper dive into why I'm doing a color-focused project.

I'm the type of person who eats with her eyes. If something looks appealing, I WANT! And by "eat" I mean "consume." Whether it be food or fabric, beautiful things call to me.

And if you have ever been inside a fabric store, with so many gorgeous colors and textures seducing your senses, then you now what I mean.

In order to avoid becoming overwhelmed, I thought sticking to a color theme would help narrow my focus. It certainly doesn't hurt that my favorite colors are red and purple, and those were the first two colors of the year. I didn't even realize it when I decided on the signature color of the month concept, but it certainly has been a way to ease into this.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Franken Hack the Dress - McCalls 6886 & Friday Patterns Sunny Dresses



I hear you asking: what is a franken hack? It's when you take two (or more) patterns and mash them together into a new Frankenstein-esque monster of a me made garment.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Cozy Chocolate Brown Sweater - Thread Theory Finlayson


Another #sewingforhim post! El Husbando has 5 me made pieces, 2 of which were made in just the last 2 weeks.

And to borrow from a certain men's clothier: I like the way he looks!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Jan18 Recap

I gave myself some lofty goals for January. I was super excited for the new year, and that added to my ambitions.

And I'm proud to say I've met most of my goals!

The plans were: