April and May Roundup 2014

What a whirlwind. I’m still a little stunned that a chapter of my life is over. For a while I kept walking around saying “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” I had to say goodbye to my faithful kitty companion of almost 10 years. And I finished graduate school (wearing a dress I made for the occasion). I now have a Ph.D. Wow. My dear classmates are also in the process of graduating and I’ve been making quilts for my closest friends to celebrate their accomplishments, starting with Erica’s Ninja Cells and Ellen’s Hst3 Western Blot. Of course continuing to sew through these stressful and exciting times has been important to me, and I made a green & pink floral ceylon dress, a vintage barkcloth bowler bag to match, vintage spring pajamas and some super fun not pants (i.e. leggings) and dinosaur dress. Amazingly I sewed …

April Roundup

Want to catch up with my blog? In month of April: I sewed two Archer shirts – one out of Bangladeshi fabric and the other a rayon challis that I turned into a dress. I presented my Mad Men Joan dress and two tutorials for how to make it yourself – how to draft a sleeve flounce and how to face a sleeve flounce. I sewed my block-of the-month quilt block and gave a peek at my design process for a new baby sweater. I also encouraged you to clean your sewing machine with a pipe cleaner. I showed lace that my grandmother handmade and I shared interviews on Sewing and Style with Allison of Dream a Little Bigger, Sonja of Ginger Makes, and Tempest Devyne of FanBloomingTastic.