Back in December, not long after I had won Sew Frosting with my Hand-Painted Dress, Spoonflower approached me with the idea of making that painted fabric design into a digital design. I had no idea how to do it, but I said YES. You can read more about how I did that over on the … Continue reading My Spoonflower Swimsuit Plus How to Add Lining and a Shelf-Bra to McCall’s m7417
This was from my Instagram Stories where I had everyone weigh in on which color to choose. The coral won! Up until this week I'd never sewn with organza. I barely knew what it was! I had seen a fabulous photo on this AMAZING Instagram feed and immediately knew it needed to be in my … Continue reading Gettin’ Fancy with Organza
Stop. Wait a minute. Did you say something about painting fabric? AGAIN? Yes, I did. I can't get enough and I want to tell you as many tips as I can while I am learning myself! For this project I reached out to Measure Fabric for some supplies and special PFD (prepared for dyeing) fabric … Continue reading Hand-Painting Bamboo Rayon Fabric– The Kalle Shirt
Oh my gosh, why does that girl look so happy?!? She looks like she's at a super fun party for people who love bright colors! Shhhhh... Here's a little secret. I AM happy, but that's because I'm wearing pom-poms on my wrists, a fun skirt, and these super fun earrings I just made! That backdrop … Continue reading Pom-Poms and Leather Make Great Earrings. Also Headband Crowns…
I am so excited to tell you about my latest #SewHappyColor collaboration with A Happy Stitch!! I am the first in a new series she is doing, called "The Artist Series." I have created a step-by-step instruction PDF and a couple videos to help guide you through making your own painted shoes. These were very … Continue reading Make your own shoes! PLUS: A Pom-pom tutorial
outtakes from my #sewhappycolor PINK AND RED WEEK video! go check it out here! ITS HERE!!! The fun month of exploring color is finally here! I dreamt this challenge up back in December as I was winding down my 7 weeks of #thehandmadehustle and thinking about what else I could contribute to the sewing community. … Continue reading SEW HAPPY COLOR!!
You all know I was first an artist before I became a sewist right? Until last year when I started sewing all my clothes, I made more paintings than clothes for myself (but pleeennnty for my kids). When I started sewing more, I wanted it to fill the same creative need as painting. I've done … Continue reading Patchwork Color-blocking is like Painting!
Unfortunately those didn't line up the way I thought they might. I was going to laugh at my giant long-legged pant photo, but now we can just give it a courtesy laugh at this "almost funny" photo. You have hopefully read about the Philippa Pants that I blogged about earlier this week. This blog post … Continue reading Color Block Yo’ Sassy Pants!
When Anna started posting photos of a new, high-waisted non-stretch denim pants pattern, I about freaked. I immediately messaged her (okay maybe it was after she'd posted a couple times) and asked if she could please hurry up and get it to the masses because I NEEDED THOSE PANTS IN MY LIFE!! You probably know … Continue reading The Long-Awaited Philippa Pants!!
I present to you my Kaste Dress shirt hack. The pattern is by Named Clothing from their book "Breaking the Pattern." First of all, I am obsessed with this shirt. I never make fancy sleeves or things that are overly feminine and flouncy. It just doesn't feel like me. When I saw this dress (below) … Continue reading Kaste Dress Shirt Hack