The Nina Blouse Release

The Nina blouse is in the shop and on sale for only $6.50 through Thursday, February 15th. I made the first prototype (see it here) of the pattern last fall. I wasn't sure if I wanted to grade it to multiple sizes and offer it for sale, but as Ania kept choosing to wear it, I fell more and more in love with the sweet details of the blouse. It is all done now and I am excited to share all the tester versions with you today.  All the ladies blew me away with their beautiful work!


The Sirocco Top and Dress Tester Photos

I am so excited to share with all of you tops and dresses made by the wonderful Sirocco Top/Dress testers.  I am always lucky to have great ladies who make the most beautiful things testing for me. This round was no exception.

Ines Inspired

I am giddy with excitement as I type this. This blog post is a surprise for a dear friend! When Sara of Made by Sara included me in her invitation to participate in a special surprise event for Ines of La Folie, I immediately agreed. Today we are trying to imitate Ines's style because she is awesome! The graphic was created by the super talented Toya!


Fit and Bloom Fabric Tour

I am excited to kick off a Fit and Bloom fabric tour. The line was designed by Patty Young for Riley Blake fabrics. I got the privilege to work with two  selections and I am very pleased with the results.

The Geneva Cardigans for the Oldest

I don't sew much for my boys, though I should, they are the most grateful recipients. My oldest needed a few hoodies/sweatshirts since he lost every single one during last school year. I made him two Geneva cardigans and he'd better not lose them. Just saying. lol The pattern is mine and can be purchased here.

Bell Shaped Top

Before our trip to Ukraine, I went shopping for something that would go with skinny jeans or pencil skirts, something that would be easy to wear, be trendy and a bit oversized. I also wanted it to be white. I tried a few things, and found one top that I really like, but it was something like $150.00 and I wasn't willing to spend that much. So what does any self respecting seamstress do? Make one, of course. Here is a question I have for you, would you like it as a pattern? (Join the Facebook group if you wish for discussions and pictures of upcoming patterns.]

Burda 04/2015 #103 Pattern Review

This was a little top I made for myself before our trip to Ukraine. It was a quick and easy project and I am quite pleased how it turned out.