#Sewingdare and a Cake Patterns Mash Up

While I have been sewing for a while now I have just started using social media to connect with other sewers, aka, sewcialists. I had “met” several people through participating in sewalongs, but missed much of the camaraderie due to the facts that, at the time,  I didn’t have a blog or a Twitter account.…

The Amy Butler Sophia Carry All Bag

I have been wanting to make a bag for some time, but felt like it was a daunting task. But, at some point, I got over myself and realized I was being ridiculous. I set out to look for cool patterns and fabric and plan what was going to be the “perfect bag” for me.…

Fall For Cotton Vintage Sew-Along Mood Boards

OK folks, I am being super wishy-washy about choosing fabric for this challenge. I want something mostly era appropriate, but something that doesn’t feel “too costumey.” I want to want to wear it regularly once it is made if I am going through the process of grading up a vintage pattern and sewing in cotton…

#sewcialists Blog Voices 2013

I wanted to join in the fun! When I was much younger and still living in Louisiana I had a Cajun accent. But, moving around the US has diluted most of it out, unless I am really upset, mad, or drunk. Then it comes back, along with some French words as well. Enjoy! Here are…

It’s a Construction Themed Cake

One of my friend’s sons is turning three today, but his birthday party was over the weekend.  I seem to be making cakes for many of my friend’s and their children’s birthdays, which fills me with pride and joy. So when she asked me if  I would make the cake for her I, or course,…

Fall For Cotton Sewing Challenge Ideas

If you haven’t already read about Rochelle and Tasha’s new Fall for Cotton Sewing Challenge, please hop on over to Lucky Lucille or By Gum by Golly immediately to get all the deets. It is all about sewing a vintage or vintage inspired garment from cotton – 100% cotton – fabric. It sounds like a…