I’ve been working on three pants simultaneously: improving the fit of my rigid denim jeans, Persephone pants, and the Calyer pant with the front pleats. I’ve worked through each pattern as carefully and calmly as possible. I knew that I would learn more about my body as I made each pattern, so that’s how I … More French Navy Calyer Pant
One of my first sewing projects years ago was to make a rub-off pattern of a beloved Nau wool sweatshirt that was beyond mending. The sweatshirt was basic, as are most of the Nau designs, but with really interesting, asymmetrical details. My sweatshirt had a dropped shoulder, funnel neck, and high-low hem. I wanted my … More Megan Nielsen Jarrah Sweater
Back in May of this year, we moved from a single story apartment to a 3-story townhouse. I also spent the summer getting back into shape, healing a foot/ankle injury, and in general, making health and fitness my main focus. In that time, my body has dramatically changed shape. Climbing significantly more stairs each day … More Anna Allen Persephone Sailor Pants
I’ve always loved this Star Trek meme and I really wanted to make it into a cross stitch pattern to have in my sewing room. My pattern is available for download (click the link below). Happy Stitching!
Everything about this sweater makes me so happy. This sweater was my first attempt at stranded knitting and I’m still shocked at how easily I was able to pick up the technique. In the end, I held one yarn in my left hand and knitted continental style and I held the second yarn in my … More Sipila Sweater by Caitlin Hunter
I needed a simple pattern to get over my jean fitting frustrations. I’ve been interested in the patterns from The Assembly Line. I really love the silhouettes. They’re just my style. I choose the High Cuff sweater for my “easy” project. My only word of caution is that the patterns are very expensive and the … More TAL High Cuff Sweater
I was nearly defeated. This pattern made me question everything I thought I knew about fitting pants and my body. It all started when the pattern size for my measurements (size 14) was too small and I had to size up to a size 16. I knew things were going to go badly for me. … More Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans
Ryan has recently learned how to cross stitch and we’ve joined together for this post. I designed the patterns and Ryan stitched them. I’ve made the patterns available for download. Happy Stitching!
I finally knitted something amazing! I have envied anyone who has made the So Faded sweater. Self-doubt has held me back for a long time. Would my knitting skills be good enough? I didn’t want even to attempt this sweater because I didn’t want to spend that kind of money on yarn. In the end, … More So Faded Sweater by Drea Renee Knits
I’m not even sure how I should start this post. What seemed like a small idea in my head quickly snowballed into a large project. I dove into this project, thinking I could easily alter the pattern using my pant block, but after one test pair, I realized I needed to step back and start … More Peppermint Magazine Spring Shorts