Hemming Jeans

I love designer jeans, but I don’t love designer prices. So I buy my jeans at sample sales. But this also means they are usually too long. Well, I finally tore a hole in the last jeans I had, so it was time to finally hem some of the jeans I bought. I think I’ve…

Yoga pants

I was inspired by this Threadbanger video on how to make your own yoga pants to copy a pair of my favorite dance pants. I did it a bit more ad hoc, laying the tracing paper over the pants and tracing that way rather than using a tracing wheel, but I’m quite pleased with how…

Swirl curtains

I desperately needed some curtains for my office. So I decided to make some super simple ones. Of course it’s never that simple with me. I decided on a great pink fabric with swirlies. Love it. But I didn’t want bright fuchsia to show from the street so I decided to line the curtains with…

Class Project: Faux Wrap Dress

Here was my first project for the class. We needed to make either a shirt or a dress. Something with a bodice. Of course I decided to do princess seams because I apparently like to drive myself crazy. No, it’s really cuz I like the way they look. Strangely I didn’t read the package of…

Lab Project: Bathrobe

  For my lab project, I wanted something quick and easy but also something to use up some fabric I had lying around. I was quite proud that I managed to use only stash fabric for this although it did require some very easy pattern alteration. I’ll admit, it came out a little Hugh Heffner…

Fabric Boxes

I desperately needed to organize my closet (specifically my purses in this case) so I decided to embark on some fabric boxes. I’ve been seeing them around the interwebs for a while and been meaning to try them. I was quite pleased with how mine came out. But even more so, I was pleased that…

Returning . . .

So recently there have been very few posts. I think for several months. But I have a legitimate excuse: we just moved so I’ve been cleaning and doing all sorts of other new house type items. But those seem to have settled. Or at least I have moved to the point where I can now…