Rainbow Stripes by Katie Kortman
Okay, Okay so maybe not everyone wants to look like they just went to Mardi Gras or stepped off of a parade float when they go to a party. Not everyone does.... But I DO! I remember thinking holiday dresses needed to look a certain way, once upon a time. No MORE! I have freed myself from all the social norms and I am living my most authentic life, which means lots of color and crazy pipe cleaner crowns okay??
And look! I'm not...
When Tabitha asked me to be on her blogger tour for her "Secret Project" I was OVER THE MOON. Anything that Tabitha touches is gold, because she does hard work and has a great eye! Her first pattern is no exception. The Lena Horne makes you want to run and frolic on a summer day, and you feel so feminine and pretty wearing it.
Because I keep my shoulders covered during normal activities (aside from swimming and sports), I chose to draft a little top to go underneath...
A Pile of beautiful striped fabric and a washi-tape wall. What will become of these?
After making this dress, I looked at that wall (that normally pains my eyes) and saw striped potential. I busted out a bunch of washi-tapes I'd bought in Japan and got to work making striped magic!!!!
When I received this gorgeous striped silk cotton from Measure Fabric---- I was floored. It looked pretty in the photos, but the "hand" was even better. It was flowy, had a slight texture, and just...
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...
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...