Pleated Kitchen Curtains

This weekend I finally got around to making curtains for my kitchen window. Since it looks onto the backyard I didn’t really need any that would close. Just wanted something to finish off the look and make it look homey. Did this somewhat freestyle, figuring out how much and what to do along the way.…

Gold Pillow

My goal recently has been to get through old projects. I’m really making a concerted effort at doing so as well as using existing fabric. It’s taken an extreme amount of willpower not to buy more fabric, but so far I’ve been mostly successful. Today I picked up a project which had been sitting for…

Group Sewing

Ever since I heard about the “Frock by Friday” sew-alongs that Grosgrain Fabulous runs, I’ve wanted to join in. Unfortunately, last months fell at a bad time, but this month I think I might actually have time! The image above links to all the posts — the pattern, suggested fabrics — and I’ll be posting…

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…