Colette Seamwork 3001: Oslo

I recently subscribed to the Colette patterns e-magazine Seamwork. For $6 per month, you get a digital magazine full of useful and informative articles (I’ve enjoyed both issues so far) and at least 2 patterns. The patterns are the type you should be able to do in a couple hours which is awesome. Because those…

Sewaholic Renfrew Review

So I finally got around to writing my review of the Sewaholic Renfrew on PatternReview. The actual review is here with all the links and such. But here it is as well. Pattern Description:A knit top with three variations for sleeves and three variations for neck. Mix and match! Pattern Sizing:0-16. I made a 6 which…

This necktie is a no-no

I made this neck tie using the pattern in Gifts to Make Vol. 2 from the editors of CraftStylish. I used some of the fabric from my wedding (we bought some extra fabric that matched the bridesmaid dresses), planning to give it to my husband when I was done. A little useful memento of our…

Tommy Boxers: Wrap-up

Just wanted to post some final thoughts on the Tommy Boxer and some things I would do differently. Overall, this is a great pattern. Really easy to follow. Very clear instructions and excellent guiding pictures. I’ll definitely make it again. Here are some items I would do differently: Size-wise, I recommend making whatever your “normal”…

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 looking,…