This year I made 5 skirts for Skirting the Issue.  I will be donating these to Florence Crittenton Services - they help teen mothers continue and finish school.  They are having a school supply drive for the teenage mothers they serve and are...
July 30, 2015
I sorta finished the vintage pants.  No hem yet.   They are supposed to be mid calf length, but I'm short, so they are regular length.  I will fix that when I hem them.  They don't fit perfect, but I think I know how to fix...
July 27, 2015
Last night I cut out Vogue Pattern 1050.  I purchased this pattern years ago.  Fear has kept me from making it.  The last time I made a garment from a Vogue Pattern, I was probably in high school.  They were always so difficult for me...
July 15, 2015
I love this one.  For some reason, it makes me think more of Will Scarlet though.  It is made out of interlock knit.  It will not be warm in winter.  I hand sewed X's across some of the seams.  Lace-up front again.  It...
June 21, 2015
Open Mic Story Night Prologue         April wandered in to G’s one summer Sunday night and declared it open mic night.       “No one here can fucking sing you crazy bitch,” Oscar yelled...
June 20, 2015
The past few weeks have been full of searching and sewing.  First, I had to find the right fabric so that I could make Robin's Hood.  I touched so many fabrics hoping to know by feel alone.  I touched one at Colorado Fabrics that was...
May 29, 2015
I know it's not Friday.  I haven't been writing much, but I have been sewing a ton (and watching Robin Hood).  Since I have dropped off with writing, I feel like I am losing April.  So I am posting this super short story that I...
May 16, 2015
I have been spending some time making Swoon bags.  I made an Ethel (no piping) and then a Betty with piping.  I read the piping tutorial that's up on the Swoon site which was great, but I really didn't like how my piping ended on Betty...
April 19, 2015
I have been sewing a lot, but I have not been writing at all.  Gates is a little more complicated than I expected.  Here's some of what I did today:   I put the windows on 5 of the 10 building squares.     This part...
April 5, 2015
Just a quick note, the Digger quilt sold, and I'm on to new sewing wonderfulness.  Thanks for all your support.  I'll try not to stay away too long this time.   Here's some Youth on Record awesomeness:    
March 17, 2015