Welcome to a new installment I like to call 'Sew What Did We Wear On Vacation'. It's pretty self explanatory: I'm going to talk about how awesome my Me Made clothes were on vacation. We've had a pass to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga for a year now but prior to this trip we had … Continue reading Sew What Did We Wear On Vacation: June 2017
Like I've said before, summer is hot and humid and icky and gross. Breezy cute tops are one of the only upsides. I really really love how quick and easy knit is to work with but ultimately I prefer the look of woven garments. There's just something about the way darts help shape the garment. … Continue reading Laela Jeyne Summer Collection: Introducing the Lily Blouse
My three year old daughter is a lot like any other three year old. She's *very* picky and opinionated about what she wears. I occasionally offer guidance and override her choices based on weather or activity but I generally just allow her free reign over her outfits. So what if stripes don't really go with … Continue reading Laela Jeyne Summer Collection: Introducing the Rosie Skirt
I'm so excited to be a part of this beautiful Sewing Up Spring blog tour hosted by Tibeca from Sewing by Ti! I love beauty and newness that spring brings and what better way to enjoy it all than to sew a new floral top that you can look amazing in for any occasion? Last fall … Continue reading Sewing Up Spring: Fun Floral Fashion!
Last St. Patrick's Day I made a super cute suspender skirt from Little Lizard King. I went all out with the holiday theme and used sparkly shamrocks that definitely made it a St. Patrick's Day skirt as opposed to a green spring skirt. This year I wanted to do something different, something that my little … Continue reading Spring Pleated Tunic
Laela Jeyne Patterns recently updated the Sasha Collection* and I had the pleasure of testing it out. There are so many combinations! The customization options include: -two bodice options: a faux wrap front or a button up front -four sleeve lengths: sleeveless, short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, and long sleeves -an elastic or drawstring waist -a … Continue reading Testing the Sasha Collection from Laela Jeyne Patterns
This gathered elastic hem technique will work for sleeves and pants. Here I added elastic to the sleeves of my Sasha tunic. Gather your supplies. -elastic: 1/2", 3/8", OR 1/4" -ruler, sewing gauge, measuring gauge, or other way to measure your hem -scissors -pins -completed but unhemmed shirt, bodice, pants, etc. Your elastic needs to … Continue reading Gathered Elastic Hems