Hi friends! Today I’m excited to finally share this lovely jumpsuit with you. I started this way back in October as part of the #sewfrosting challenge hosted by True Bias and Closet Case Patterns. The idea behind the challenge is to sew things that are fun and not necessarily practical. I had this gorgeous fabric in my stash for way too long and the challenge inspired me to finally take the plunge and use it. I honestly have not worn this jumpsuit yet except for taking photos but I’m blaming the weather. As soon as it’s a little warmer, I hope to give this jumpsuit a proper debut.Read More
I’ve had my eye on the Lander Pants pattern by True Bias since it was first released. And by “had my eye on”, I mean I just totally LOVED the silhouette and wanted to try it out. The pattern has been wildly popular online and every version I’ve seen has confirmed that I need to make a pair of my own. But I took my time. Because I have a long list of things to sew and as I’ve very recently learned, I’m a rebel. I’m not a rebel in the traditional sense (which I say with the self-awareness of knowing that a rebel would never admit to being traditional). I’m a rebel according to the Four Tendencies theory created by Gretchen Rubin. I started listening to her interview on the Love to Sew podcast last night and of course had to take the quiz. At first, I really thought that none of the categories applied to me, that I am without definition and that four categories can not fully encompass one’s personality and character. But the more I thought about it. The more I think that the “Rebel” fits me.
Ok. So how does this apply to sewing? Well. I just don’t sew anything if I don’t feel like it. I’ll do it when I feel like it. And I am not at all concerned with what other people are doing. That’s not to say that I don’t LOVE seeing what other people make. Or that I can’t keep a deadline. Or feel a sense of duty and obligation. I just tend to follow my own whims. A lot.Read More
Last month, Megan Nielsen asked if I’d like to try out one of her new patterns before its official release. I’ve been a big fan of her patterns for years now so I of course jumped at the chance. From the four new patterns, I selected the Dawn jeans. Jeans have been in my sewing queue for a long time and I just always seem to postpone making them so this was just the thing I needed to make a pair. By the way, the Wattle skirt was a close second. I have a red and white striped fabric that would be PERFECT for it.Read More