Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

As we ring in the New Year (spent uproariously in our home with a bottle of apple cider, When Harry Met Sally, and asleep by 11pm ;) I like to look back on the year through the eyes of my blog. 2017 has been a mixed bag for the world, our family, and my business and frankly, I’m glad for it to be done and excited about what 2018 will hold. That being said, there have certainly been some great things that I’ve been able to share here. SeamstressErin Designs launched 3 patterns year: Electron Baby Layette was how I eased myself out of maternity leave and back into work. I started with a baby pattern because my body still felt so foreign after pregnancy that I didn’t want to sew for it. Fortunately, over the course of 2017 I’ve found a new level of comfort in my new body. …


2013 in Reflection: Sewing, Crafting and Blogging Favorites

Jumping on the reflection bandwagon that’s sweeping the blogosphere, I’m looking back through the last year of sewing, crafting and blogging to pull out my favorites for the year. On the sewing end: 5. Pink Pleated Maxi Skirt. It’s a simple skirt, from cheap fabric. Nothing that exciting to sew. But I love wearing it. It’s fun and happy. I look good in maxi skirts, I love wearing them, and I always get compliments on this skirt. 4. Bangladeshi Archer Blouse. Although I’m not usually a loose fitting blouse kind of person, I’ve really enjoyed wearing this Archer shirt. I did a lovely job sewing it, if I do say so myself, and loved the chance to use such special fabric that had been saved in my stash for a long time. 3. Robson Trench. I didn’t get the fit totally right through my shoulders, but this is a high …

2012 Roundup

Wow! What a year. It’s been great fun to have a new website this year and to fill it up with fun DIY sewing/knitting/craft projects and inspirations. I hope you’re enjoying it as well! I put together a visual overview of what I’ve made this year. I can’t get the darn image map to work, so you can’t click the pictures, but all the links are listed below. Clothes: Floral Paisley Sundress, Plaid Romper, Scallops to Greece Dress, Woven T-shirts, Derp Skirt, Curtain Panel Skirt, Guatemalan Cowgirl Skirt, Ruffled Jumpsuit, Floral Print Jeans, Denim High-Waist Jeans, 40’s Blouse, 40’s Trousers, Sage Velour Thurlow Shorts, Grey Wool Thurlow Shorts Around the House: Sweaters Blanket, Wool Leaf Potholders, Fabric Canvas, Cork Coasters, Tree Ring Coasters, Spray Painted Dinosaur, Stuff Sack, Hexagon Quilt Accessories: East/West Purse, Duffel Bag, Suitcase Cozy Baby: First Fair Isle Sweater, Baby Shoes, Toddler Activity Book