As a pattern maker, I always end up making my patterns many, many times during the development phase. And usually end up with an excess of supplies for those particular patterns. When I was developing the Ali Sweatshirt, I was constantly on the lookout for sweatshirt fabric and grabbed a few yards whenever I found it. I found this classic grey sweatshirt fabric on a visit to The Fabric Store’s LA location (now sadly closed). It has a nice amount of stretch and is a nice lightweight that is perfect for the warm climate of Southern California. I first used this fabric to make a sample of the Ali Sweatshirt which I wear all the time. But I had a good amount leftover so in January I decided to make a matching pair of Hudson Pants. And voila! A fully me-made sweatsuit. (Side note, there’s something about January that always makes me want to sew cozy things like pajamas and sweat pants.)Read More
A few weeks ago, the lovely folks over at Klum House asked if I’d like to try out an advance copy of their Maywood Totepack kit. I’ve been a fan of their patterns and kits for a while and love the look of the Maywood so I of course said "yes please!”. This bag has all the features that I look for in a travel bag. First, it is actually a tote and a backpack in one bag; a design that I love to carry when traveling because backpacks not allowed in some locations and because it’s nice to be able to change your bag’s position when your shoulders get tired. The bag is big enough to fit a laptop and has some extra space so that I can put the laptop in a protective case. And, last but not least, the main part of the bag is zippered so that things won’t fall out.
Psst: if you get all the way to the bottom of the post there’s a discount code :)Read More
Overalls have really become a thing haven’t they? I made my first pair back in 2017 and I was really nervous that they’d quickly be going out of style but they seem here to stay (for at least a few more years). I also thought that they might be awkward to wear and would just sit in my closet. But I’ve worn that first pair of bibs countless times! I really love them so much that when I found myself with a few yards of leftover fabric, I decided to make them again.Read More