Nicks Dress

Nicks Dress

Last month, I decided to sew a holiday dress for myself, and I even finished it on time (woot!). Unfortunately, the holiday turned out to be much more sweatpants-appropriate (trying to keep up with the kids during the day and eating all the comfort food at night after putting the kids to bed). So I [...]

A Punch Needle Jacket!

A Punch Needle Jacket!

My husband has jokingly referred to this project as "the most ridiculously inefficient way to make a jacket." I can't disagree with his comment, as it took 20 months to complete. Nevertheless, I'm delighted to unveil my punch needle jacket! The Story: In early 2021, I was at home with our toddler, longing for a [...]

A little white dress with tiny bands of gold

A little white dress with tiny bands of gold

Every time a new Closet Core's Cielo pops up on my feed, I tell myself, "Wow, I can't believe this is Cielo; it looks so different!" With its effortless boxy silhouette, it's been made in all sorts of fabrics and hacked in so many ways... I'm amazed how versatile this pattern is. So I decided [...]

Lion sweatshirt in stripe bamboo terry

Lion sweatshirt in stripe bamboo terry

One of the perks of working at Core Fabrics is the ability to gaze at our release calendar, which takes up an entire wall and displays all the fabrics we have coming up in the next six months. I've been especially excited by this bamboo terry with stripes. The swatch had piqued my curiosity, and [...]

Little Black Dress In Lace

Little Black Dress In Lace

Happy New Year! May your 2018 be filled with love and stitches! Matthew and I spent New Year's in Akron, Ohio with his family and then stopped in Chicago for a few days on our way back to Madison. We had a great time but I'm excited to be back home and working towards my [...]

McCall’s 7241

McCall’s 7241

This dress has a semi-fitted bodice with side front seams, a zipper at the back and a pleated skirt. Bowie's "Golden Years" was stuck in my head for most of the time I worked on this dress. It could be the dress's colour, its suitability for soul music dancing, or that, at any given time, the chances [...]

BurdaStyle Vintage Jane

BurdaStyle Vintage Jane

This short sleeve mini dress pattern is part of the BurdaStyle 1960s Vintage Collection. Wearing the dress is like slipping into 1960s Swinging London, somewhere and sometime I’ve always wished to visit. This might be as close as I get! The beautiful floral fabric dates to the late fifties, and I found it in a Bellingham antique shop [...]