Edie Cardigan by Valentine & Stitch

Edie Cardigan by Valentine & Stitch

This past August I had the opportunity to participate in SleeveFest hosted by Helen of Valentine & Stitch and Diane of Dream Cut Sew.  I entered a kimono pattern with a flutter sleeve hack.  To my surprise I was chosen as one of the finalists for the grand prize!  What an honor it was and [...]

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Bare Essentials Bra Pattern from Jennifer Lynne Matthews-Fairbanks

Bare Essentials Bra Pattern from Jennifer Lynne Matthews-Fairbanks

Isn’t funny how you can look at something and be totally mystified by and it then try it out and realize you absolutely love it!  That is how I felt about bras.  They always seemed insurmountable to me (no pun intended haha) until I tried making a few on the simpler side and really fell [...]

Dune Top by Valentine & Stitch – Pattern Hack

Dune Top by Valentine & Stitch – Pattern Hack

I think at this point you may have a suspicion that I love patterns from Valentine and Stitch… or maybe I wasn’t obvious enough!  I didn’t venture too much into knits until I started sewing up their patterns.  It’s really been great and has given me a lot of confidence in sewing stretchy fabric.  My [...]

Kwik Sew 3167 Misses Lingerie Lace Bra Camisole and Panties

Kwik Sew 3167 Misses Lingerie Lace Bra Camisole and Panties

This project has been sitting on my sewing table for quite some time now.  I was originally planning on sewing these with my girlfriends but we were only able to get through one and we haven’t been able to reschedule another session.  Luckily, due to a recent long weekend and lots of sewjo I finally [...]

Simplicity – New Look Pattern 6378 Misses’ Easy Kimono with Sleeve Hack

Simplicity – New Look Pattern 6378 Misses’ Easy Kimono with Sleeve Hack

I wasn’t sure what I was going to sew for sleeve fest but with a little patience it all came together.  I had plans to sew a long kimono to wear with my Valentine and Stitch Dune Maxi.  I went shopping in the Downtown LA fabric district and picked up this beautiful yellow floral print [...]

BBG Round 2

BBG Round 2

I’ve had a lot of ups and downs with my fitness in the past two months.  After I came back from my vacation I struggled to get on a good routine.  I had little motivation because I found my old workouts kind of boring. I tried to do a second round of BBG but it [...]