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London: Summer Travel Wardrobe

The Packing Challenges: As the London departure date was fast approaching, I had to pack something for my trip…. for thirteen days…in the summer…and in a carry on. ¬†Okay, so London is typically rainy. ¬†Even in the summer. ¬†Easy. Just pack what should be London-wear. Guess what? No rain and sweltering heat instead. ¬†Actually, any […]


Simply Pink New Look 6340

There is nothing like triple digit temperatures to make you grab some fabric and a pattern and run to your sewing machine! ¬†If you are looking for a quick, simple sundress to make for your summer wardrobe, look no further than New Look 6340. ¬† Let me back up and say that I haven’t posted […]


Easy Self Drafted Maxi Gore Skirt And More

I’ve been under the weather, so I’m bringing you this post of a self-drafted skirt as well as a jacket and tank made to go with it. ¬†I hope the content still is helpful to you and that you can be inspired to draft your own simple pattern for a maxi skirt. The inspiration for […]


Butterick 5526 Coral Shirt & Loes Hinse Gore Skirt

This is a three part post containing a me-made shirt, skirt and necklace. ¬†To start, coral is one of my favorite colors because it can be worn in the southwest year round. ¬† Since i am heavily motivated to create by seeing color, when I saw this light weight fabric, I knew it would be […]


Rhonda’s Creative Life Is Sharing Blog Love….

Returning A Favor It is a little early for Valentine’s Day, but I am feeling the love from Rhonda. ¬†Blog love, that is. ¬†I was grateful to find my blog featured on Rhonda’s Creative Life Wednesday Showcase! ¬† Rhonda wrote a thoughtful post summarizing my love for sewing, making jewelry and offering tutorials. ¬†It is […]


Denim Urban Tunic or Dress?

Yes, it looks like I am on a cowl neck dress tunic streak. ¬† A recent post featured a McCalls 7020 cowl neck top turned dress that would make you think I have no imagination. ¬†Really? ¬†Another cowl neck dress? ¬†But this one is slightly different. ¬† It is a great jumper for grownups. ¬†Pair […]


McCalls 7020 Cowl Top Turned Dress

As I move into 2017 and take inventory of my lengthy list of sewing projects, I am reminded of the bloggers who took great time to review their versions of sewing ‘Hits and Misses’ of 2016. ¬† There seemed to be a plan from the start of the year to execute specific garments for their […]


Chiffon, Cotton, Ruffles and Dots

Yes, this post is going out just under the wire before we move in to 2017. ¬† This will conclude another wonderful year of sewing experiences. ¬† I can’t imagine what I would do if I didn’t have this great hobby/skill to rely on for a creative and useful outlet. ¬†I am grateful to my […]


Men’s Ties Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial

Men’s ties make the perfect circle skirt to dress up your tree. ¬† If the male family members in your house despise wearing ties (like my husband), and they are sitting in a drawer, gather them together for this quick project. ¬† I was lucky enough to receive my dad’s and uncle’s discarded ties after […]


Simplicity 2153 Silly Putty Jacket

Am I dating myself if I ask you about the color of Silly Putty? ¬†You know, the dirty, well-loved Silly Putty after it has been used on newsprint a few times. ¬†Looks a little gross, but it provided lots of fun for me when I was a kid….and there is interesting history of the gooey […]


Sew Creative, L’Toffe Fabrics

If your sewing skills drift from garments to quilts to crafts, you will enjoy stepping into Sew Creative in Ashland, Oregon. ¬†Since I have a love for sewing garments, I have chosen to let others perfect the quilting skills while I continue to master fabric manipulation on the human form. That being said, I find […]


Surface Design With Diane Ericson

Okay, you thought I gave up posting, right? Not exactly. I just took a sabbatical from blog posting. ¬†I have some things to share, so I hope you’ll stay tuned. ¬†I have been busy with a tiring job for the last few months and all my energy went to it. ¬†This blog post is about […]