Baby Sunhats

Our family-friend Ellen just had twins! They came home from the hospital with a gigantic bag of winter hats, which is great, because baby's heads need to be kept warm. However, they were born in spring and they didn't have any sunhats! I remembered having a bucket hat that I loved when I was a toddler, so... Continue Reading →

A Refashion And Some Activism

Happy Fashion Revolution Week everyone! Happy March for Science day as well (well, two days after)! And happy two days after Earth Day too! Starting, well, a long time ago, I began to work on refashioning a bag into a pair of embroidered shorts. Back in January I made my P-hat for the Women's March, and... Continue Reading →

Bold Trapeze Dress

This project, I have to say, was a bit of an experiment. I was unsure of my abilities to turn a shirt/tunic pattern into a flared mini dress, and I was skeptical of the big bold print I chose. In the end, though, it turned out pretty nice. I used the Esme shirt pattern and... Continue Reading →

A (Very) Stripy Shirt

I actually finished this shirt midway through January, but I'm only just now posting it on the blog. Since I'm not at home with the pattern right now, I can't write what pattern I used. I will update this post later with a few more details. For a while I really wanted a shirt with... Continue Reading →

Crocheted Fingerless Gloves

I just learned how to crochet and I decided to tackle fingerless gloves, surprisingly they were pretty easy. I had just learned to crochet so I didn't have a crochet hook yet so I used a 5mm knitting needle which is the same as an H/8 crochet hook. Unfortunately I don't know the yarn size,... Continue Reading →

Overalls Dress Refashion

My overalls were probably my favorite item of clothing that I didn't make. I had been wearing them even though they were too short for awhile and it was finally time to give them up (they were almost to my knees).  Initially I was going to sew them into overall shorts, but I knew they... Continue Reading →

Oilcloth Wallets

Guess what! We made oilcloth wallets! I made one first, and then sent the pattern to Margo. The pattern and tutorial are from National Sewing Circle, and here is a link to the pattern. The project is really quick, but cutting out your pieces of the pattern takes forever. The thicker oilcloth you have, the easier... Continue Reading →

Open Back Button Shirt

I love this fabric, I found it in a pleated skirt at a stoop sale. I took apart the skirt (I felt terrible, it looked hand sewn and the pleats were beautiful!) and was left with 2-3 yards of fabric! I made this shirt and still have some left. To make this shirt I used... Continue Reading →

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