I remember the first time I made a pair of structured shorts for myself. Alina had asked me to help test her first pattern-- the Chi-town Chinos. I had never sewn something like that before. I usually strayed from anything that looked hard, and didn't do zippers very often either. I couldn't pass up the … Continue reading Let’s Make Pants THAT FIT!
I want to talk today about making fabric choices when making pants. I've learned a lot over the past year (yes I've only been sewing pants for a year--but I've made 16 pairs!) about how fabric choices can affect the way a pant pattern fits. Same pattern, cut at the same size, can fit very … Continue reading Let’s Make Pants: Fabric choices
When Nicole first contacted me about doing a big Fancy Pants Instagram party (complete with a Dance-off at the end of course) I told her I was on board! I figured since I'd sewn 16 pairs of pants in the past year (my first year ever making pants!!), I could figure out how to make … Continue reading PANTS PANTS PANTS!
I'm an artist and while I love dancing around wearing bananas, putting on a tutu and exploring another country, or wearing the brightest of colors, I'm also preppy at heart. Weird right? I am also an expressive artist who is a type-A, straight "A" (when in school) student. I don't always make sense. I have … Continue reading The Cheyenne Tunic Sleeve Hack
THESE PANTS ARE BANANAS......... B- A- N- A- N- A- S! Have you all seen the new Palisade Pants by Papercut Patterns? When their new Geo collection dropped I was immediately drawn to the fun pockets and casual cool styling of this pant. I got the pattern and then went straight to Indy Bindy Co. … Continue reading B.A.N.A.N.A. PANTS!!
For years I've been wanting to translate my paintings into fabric. After I finished my BFA in Painting and Drawing at BYU, I filled out applications to all the coolest MFA textile design programs in NYC (a place I'd always dreamed of living). I had a blip in that application process that turned into me … Continue reading The Hand-painted Dress
Made by Rae has been on my radar since my early years of sewing. I remember when I had my first daughter and sewed up a free shirt pattern (it wasn't a pattern, more like step-by-step instructions) from her site. Its been fun to watch how her blog turned into a business and gave her … Continue reading The Jade/Isla Mashup