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 not actually submitting any of them, and instead going on to work as a display artist for an Anthropologie store outside Chicago.
Life takes on different paths and I firmly believe that God...
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 so many different opportunities!
For Round 5 of #thehandmadehustle on my Instagram account, I sewed up this combo of patterns from Mrs. Rae herself. I was excited bc I've been needing a dress like...
Are you looking for a super comfortable pullover sweatshirt that also has fun details? Then I think you're looking for this pattern. Hey June Handmade constantly pumps out such great wardrobe staples!
I love a good "pop" and also happened to have a bunch of navy striped fabric scraps in my stash. I lined my hood with a polyester knit striped fabric, and then used a woven (quilting cotton) for the side plackets, button covers (I used a dritz button kit) and...
I don't know if you saw my dance on Instagram recently, but if you haven't you need to head on over and watch how the Wiksten Kimono jacket can MOVE! Ha! Â I bought a fog machine you guys. Â JUST FOR THIS DANCE. That is how nuts I really am;)
I am head over heels in love with this jacket. I had been eyeing the pattern for awhile, especially after seeing this one.Â Â One day I was at Joann's JUST for some twill (like you can ever leave with one thing) when I saw that fabric above and knew it was destined...
Oh hello beautiful lines! Hello skirt that fits like a pair of jeans but looks like a million bucks. Â I was so lucky to test the Salida Skirt by True Bias a couple months ago and I have been dying to share these photos! Â (But if you want to really see this thing in action head to my instagram to watch my dance video!)
I made three versions of this skirt and I want to share what I learned that might be of help to you, you sewing maven you.
*Paired here with my hacked Grainline Studio Morris Blazer (I changed...
I have been wanting to make the Washi Dress PatternÂ ever since I had my old blog (so its been a LONG time), but for whatever reason didn't. I finally bought the pattern right before I had my 4th baby with the intention of doing a nursing hack like I'd seen Alina do. Â But.... it never happened.
Fast forward to last summer when I was visiting Jill on our epic cross-country trip. We loaded up our 4 kids (each) and drove to Texas to meet up and sew. Yes, we each drove around 22 hours one way just to hangout with...
I would apologize for posting 10 photos of these cute overalls, but since I was able to narrow it down from over 300 (that my super duper awesome sister Caroline took), I'm feeling pretty good about it.
I just want to do a quick post about these fabulous Kendrick Overalls. First, They make you look instantly stylish and cool, just because the silhouette is so cute. But aside from that they are also so comfortable! So comfortable I could dance (see here) in them, jump in them, and run all over Skellig MichealÂ Â in them! You should've seen the other tourists...
Hello World! I am Katie Kortman.
I crave visual stimulation and when I can't find it around me, I create my own. My goal is to help others do that too. I want you to see how much fun it can be to try something new, to make something in a surprising color or pattern, or to put paint to paper even if you're not sure what's going to come off that brush or if it will even look good. What's the point if we never take risks or try something new? It can be so invigorating to let go...
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