Archive for the Projects Category
This morning I woke to 40-something-degree weather–not exactly what I’d expect for April. Though my heart yearns for warmer temperatures, I’m actually still excited about chilly evenings. It’s the perfect excuse to wear a few more layers. The other day I pulled out a light-weight wool from my stash with the hopes of it becoming a cape that could add warmth on chilly commutes without a lot of weight. That’s when I found my faux fur stash and remembered this gem.
And with the return of Mad Men on Sunday, the perfect excuse to create a vintage-inspired capelet was born (I honestly I may I watch that show to see the costumes and sets more than the show itself). I used one of my old coats as the foundation for the pattern, which was super easy to draft. The collar is simply a rectangle, so no headache there. If you’d like to make one too, check out the pdf of my pattern on the WeAllSew blog from Bernina!
Draft the pattern tracing the shoulder slope of your favorite coat!
The boldest statements are often the simplest. Based on a simple geometric shape, this vest is easy to sew and striking to wear. Dont worry, the pattern is a breeze to create and all you need to get the job done is a ruler and a tape measure. I made... Continue Reading
For a quilt that not only keeps you warm or holds your place at the park but also helps tote your goodies to the game or picnic, try this great project I created for Bernina’s Sewing Republic. The entire how-to is available free for download on the Sewing Republic website.... Continue Reading
Now that I have long hair, I love finding new hair accessories to not only wear but to pull my mane back out of my face. Now on the Sewing Republic website is my Twist and Shout Headband project made from faux silk. The above headbands are from the spring... Continue Reading
Last spring I created a top for SewStylish that was inspired by the Marc Jacobs Resort collection that season. For photography reasons, I had to go with bright colors (as you can see below), but I would love to do this again in more muted colors for myself. I’m thinking... Continue Reading
When searching for a quick cover up this spring for those chilly evenings, you don’t need to shell out tons of cash for a designer item. All you really need is a couple yards of knit fabric and a little sewing know-how. I created the wrap below inspired by the... Continue Reading
Last spring SewStylish’s blog featured a post highlighting a dress I created for their Spring 2010 issue inspired by the Oscar de la Renta dress above. The entire how-to is featured in the post, and can be created in about an hour using jersey knit fabrics. The shape is a... Continue Reading
It’s almost April, but for those of us living in NYC, you can’t tell from the weather. Instead of arranging springtime bocce matches in the park this year, I’ve been spending my spring mostly indoors, or bundled up so far. If you’re like me and still need to keep staying... Continue Reading
My old coworker and Dorm Decor coauthor, Theresa Gonzalez, is now the lead editor at Crochet Today. Her very first issue is available now! Check your local newsstands or their website to get your copy today. She’s an incredibly talented lady, and I’m so excited for her and eager to... Continue Reading
While my site was in various states of disrepair the past couple months, I missed a few projects I created that went live on Bernina’s Sewing Republic site. The first is the Trapeze Dress, which takes less than an hour to sew and can be made to fit any figure.... Continue Reading