It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year — HALLOWEEN!

Yup, Halloween is my all time favortist (I know, made up word, deal) of fave holidays. The past few years I’ve been slacking a bit, with kids and all (they think Halloween is only for them). But, this year I really wanted to do something creative. I used to always make elaborate costumes for parties,…

My Very First Craft Fair Adventure

Hi all, If you follow me on Instagram you know I have been bust preparing the last month for the Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market. It is a weekly event in my local community from early May until the Fall weather gets too bad (or Thanksgiving, whichever comes first). I wanted to get my feet wet,…

RIP Janome DC 1050 – Your Life was Too Short

  Ah, me. I am so disappointed. My lovely Janome has died. I have had her a little over a year when I started experiencing some tension problems. First, it was clunking and bird-nesting that no amount of re-threading or changing needles, thread, etc., would fix. Then, I found a small nick in the thread…

TUTORIAL: Mini Penny Pinafore Pouch Pocket Hack

You all know I LURVE Kitschycoo’s Mini Penny Pinafore pattern, but you know what I love more? Pockets! I will add pockets to anything I sew for myself that doesn’t already have them. So, when I woke up at 3 AM this morning yelling to myself POUCH POCKET, I knew what was on the agenda…

Kitschycoo Mini Penny Pinafore Rocks My World!

SO, I have kind of turned into a Kitschycoo Groupie and I maaaaay have a slight crush on Amanda (sorrynotsorry), but really, how can you not when she constantly releases to die for patterns??? I own quite a few of her patterns and I adore them, They are amazingly simple to construct, but have such…

Mardi Gras Extravaganza (and a GIVEAWAY!!!!)

For those of you who don’t know, I was born in Louisiana and lived there for almost 25 years. I moved through the continental United States, until finally settling a few years ago in East Tennessee (back in the South, Boo-yah!). But, I still consider myself a Louisianaian (made up word, I know). The food,…

Blue February: PAJAMAS EDITION

My original plan for Blue February was to stitch up a Kitschycoo Penny Pinafore for myself in Navy and Kelly Green Merino Wool Jersey But, sometimes the best laid plans do not come to fruition. Since I’ve decided to hold off on selfish sewing until I lose the 20 pounds that I regained I have…

A BIG Change in the Making

Well folks, I’ve been a little quiet around here. But, BOY, have I been busy! 🙂 For those of you who don’t know, on Christmas Day I decided to go ahead with a dream of mine and open up my own custom sewing shop. I had so much positive feedback from the handmade gifts I…

Planning, Scheming, Sewing………

It’s a new year and a few days and I have already jumped right into my 2014 Goals list I posted a bit back. On that list was to try my hand at something I have been DYING to do forever, which is make something Steampunk, perhaps with a corset (another sewing dream and goal…

Top 5 of 2013: Part III: Hits and Misses

The end of the year is creeping closer and closer, the chaos of the holidays are winding down, the kiddos are sick :-), and I am too. So, instead of sewing the last day or two and unpicking EVERYTHING, I have been working on my final Top 5 of 2013 post – hits and misses.…

Top 5 of 2013, Part II: Inspirations and Goals

Continuing with the Top 5 of 2013 theme, my post today will focus on the bloggers that have inspired me most over the past year and my sewing goals for 2014. Top 5 Inspirational Bloggers: 1) Steph from Cake Patterns – Cake Patterns Tiramisu changed my focus and my outlook on sewing my own wardrobe.…

Top 5 of 2013, Part I: Top 5 Reflections

Gillian over at Crafting a Rainbow has put out a call to all us Sewcialist bloggers to participate in her year end wrap up in the form of the Top 5 of 2013. I wasn’t a blogger last year, but I am now, so I wholeheartedly want to participate this year, especially after reading everyone’s…

MOAR CHRISTMAS GIFTS: PJ and PJ EATER EDITION

I am really going all out this year with sewing Christmas gifts. My last blog post was all about the gifts I made for my extended family. But, I couldn’t very well not sew something for my own kiddos, could I? BEHOLD, THE PJ EATERS!!!!!!! Ma Gawd, these things are sooooo stinkin’ cute! The pattern…

#Green December Wool Blend Skirt

Bluegingerdoll Peggy Finished Object and Pattern Review OK, I know that when I bought Bluegingerdoll’s Peggy skirt pattern I was stoked. But, lemme tell you, when I put this thing on, BAM! SWOON!! All KINDS of LOVE! This is my #Green December make for the Sewcialist Sewalong. Still plenty of time left in December, y’all,…

Lolita Patterns Gunmetal Giveaway Winner

And the winner is………. Gjeometry!!!!! Congrats Catja! I cannot wait to see your faux corseted version! Please contact me at theseedsof3 (at) gmail (dot) come and provide me with your mailing address so Lolita Patterns can drop your prize in the mail. For those of you who entered and didn’t win, no worries. You can…

SECRET SEWING REVEAL: Lolita Patterns Gunmetal (and a giveaway!!!)

It’s finally time, y’all! I’ve been waiting for-EVAH to publish this post. My secret sewing revealed at last, Mwaaauuuuuhhhhhh, haaaaaaaa-haaaaaaaa! ************* Introducing************* ************* Lolita Patterns ************* ************* Gunmetal ************* Oh My!! I’m wearing ruffles, yes, yes, I am, and loving it!!! Here’s the back envelope with description, specs, and our beloved technical drawings (courtesy of…

The Brasilia Dress – A Pattern Testing Adventure

As a avid sewer there are certainly styles I gravitate towards and others I shy away from. Chock it up to personal preference, lifestyle, or even societal standards. Mostly I sew with knits, and I make dresses with slightly fuller skirts. But, every now and then it is a good idea to step outside the…

#SewRedOctober Dress FINISHED!!

I made it! I am writing a post for the #sewcialist sewalong #sewredoctober and it is STILL October!! Yay ME!! If you have no idea what I am talking about, please click here to go to a previous post. If you are as excited as I am to see the finished dress, here she is:…