So I’m FINALLY blogging about this super cozy sweatshirt I made with speckled sweatshirt fleece from D and H Fabrics last year. I LOVE the shape of this top (so swingy yes!?)
Most often when I see a fabric I immediately know what it is meant to become. This was absolutely the case with the polka dot rayon I used for my birthday dress, and the striped rayon Jackie gave me for our Share Your Fabric Stash challenge. But every now and then a fabric comes along that stumps me. Whether it’s because the fabric is too amazing that I’m intimidated by it, or perhaps I have idea overwhelm and the one thats just right isn’t jumping out at me.
With this amazing rayon print I recently got in collaboration with Workroom Social’s new fabric collection Bantam by Kelli Ward of True Bias I think it was the former. I mean, how great is this wacky mustard-based print!? The name of the print is actually WILD!! I just have to do it justice.
Today I’m taking you behind the scenes of how I plan out a project when I’m not 100% sure what a certain fabric should become. I hope you find it helpful & inspiring as this process never lets me down.
Hello lovelies and welcome to my first post of 2019!!! I hope everyone had an amazing holiday and new year. Honestly, it took me a while to really get back in the groove of things after spending some much needed time off with family and friends. But I’m back in action now and ready to tell you all about this very exciting project I’m launching for the whole year of 2019.
Yes, yes … it’s gift guide season! I’m sure you’ve seen them popping up everywhere. I love gift guides because they take a lot of work out of the gift hunt. Themed ones are especially helpful when buying for that special someone who has interests you are unfamiliar with. So while you may not need this guide for your own holiday shopping, it may be helpful to forward along to your loved ones with a little *wink*wink* *nudge*nudge* if ya know what I mean ;).
Every year for my birthday I make myself something special. This year it was all about polka dot maxi-magic!!
You may not know this about me but I do some sort of work out just about every morning. Sometimes it’s yoga, sometimes it’s strength training videos on youtube. It’s never longer than an hour (lets me honest mostly thirty minutes) and it’s not crazy intense but it’s an important part of my day that I rarely skip even on my laziest of mornings. So naturally when I noticed the bums on my spandex workout shorts starting to wear out and pill I decided it was time to make some of my own.
If you’ve been following me for a while you know I’m a fan of all things “swing”. When this pattern came out from Named Clothing it immediately went onto my “to sew” list. Then this fabric crossed my path and I knew it was a match made in heaven.
If there was a game called “refashion everything into an ogden cami” I think I would win! It’s just such an easy pattern to refashion from other garments. It requires very little fabric and is very hack-able, two characteristics that are great for refashioning.