Failures and Starting Again

Some of you might remember a project I posted about a while back, a set of summery Victorian undergarments I was hand sewing and planned to make hand knit/crocheted lace for. I wanted to start on the lace, so I went back to that project, only to discover I hadn't finished assembling the chemise. I… Continue reading Failures and Starting Again


It’s Festive, Right?

So what do you do when you have a boatload of knitting to do for the holidays? Duh. Start 2 ambitious sewing projects, obviously. I've already introduced you to the first, but today I'd like to show you the second, which I finished this morning. I found this fabric on sale just before Halloween and loved… Continue reading It’s Festive, Right?


Let the Insanity Begin

Clearly, I should not be allowed to watch Youtube. It always gives me horrible, wonderful ideas. After watching series from Bernadette Banner, and this series from Engineering Knits, I decided to take a stab at making my own Victorian undergarments: chemise, drawers, petticoat, stockings, and skeleton corset. By hand. No machine. With hand knitted/crocheted trim and… Continue reading Let the Insanity Begin


One Stitch at a Time

I am a crazy person. I think we've pretty well established that fact around here, but lately I have even more proof. Because with 6 weeks before the event, I somehow volunteered to make 2 bridesmaid dresses and completely makeover a wedding gown for a friend. I should say here that said friend has been… Continue reading One Stitch at a Time


More Sewing

Weren't expecting another sewing segment so soon, were you? Neither was I. I found this fabric a couple of weeks ago when I took my mom to Walmart, and fell in love with it. It's bold, it's in one of my favorite color combinations, and I thought it would make a perfect skirt or dress.… Continue reading More Sewing


Sewing Break

It's been a while since I've done some sewing. I tend to sit down and binge-sew in a weekend, with a boxed set of something on my computer (which has to share desk space with my sewing machine, thanks to our itty bitty apartment). In December and January, the boxed set of choice was Witch… Continue reading Sewing Break


Ruffles and Polka Dots

Once upon a time, there was a very cute polka dot dress. It looked excellent on the wearer, but alas, saw very little outside of the closet due to a demanding work schedule. After several months, the wearer missed the dress, but while it had not changed, she had, and it was now much to… Continue reading Ruffles and Polka Dots


Project: Fail

Every once in a while, I get the urge to sew something from a commercial pattern. This is kind of like the urge to go swimsuit or jean shopping, in which I think that I need an item (in some cases, I do actually need the item) and then I remember why I decided that… Continue reading Project: Fail

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Finished Objects!

It's been a while since I had any of these, isn't it?First up, I made another Charlotte. For this one, I used a different yarn and a smaller needle size for a slightly different fit. These photos were taken before blocking. Once it's dry, I'll get some nicer pics that I can add to the… Continue reading Finished Objects!

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What I Made on My Day Off

That would be the top portion of a quilt, made from my old work shirts. The patterned material is from my favorite pillow sham which met an untimely death.Somehow, I wound up with exactly the right number of blocks. No leftovers, none missing. When I get more fabric, I'll add to it (this is about… Continue reading What I Made on My Day Off