Last year, I just took Ryan's old work pants that were showing wear and had holes around places and shortened them into shorts for the summer. That worked brilliantly and was a great way to upcycle his clothes, but this last year Ryan's pant size has changed and I don't have any old work pants to shorten. If Ryan is to have any summer shorts, I need to sew shorts from scratch. Sewing patterns for men are pretty dismal and sparse especially when it comes to pants and shorts. Luckily, very luckily, I found a pattern that sews up really quick and looks great.
April is the time of year that we get strawberries in the grocery store for $1.25 - $1.50 a pound. I wish I had access to local Utah strawberries, but people just don't grow them here. I won't complain, because Utah is more known for our raspberries!! And we have tasty raspberries. Here's my recipe… Continue reading Strawberry Jam
When I saw Inês from La Folie in her Waterfall raglan shirt, I was immediately hooked! I've been keeping my eye out for a relaxed knit shirt that would work over leggings or stretchy pants and be totally age appropriate. The Waterfall raglan is utter perfection. Details Pattern: Waterfall Raglan by Chalk & Notch Fabric: Pop… Continue reading Waterfall Raglan by Chalk & Notch
This post is not so much about the fantastically awesome, best-pant-pattern ever, but instead about the plights of finding fabric that will work for making pants. Here's the dilemma, I need casual pants for work and everyday wear and I want them to come in colors other than black, but I don't want the fabric to look ridiculous after an hour.
I'm in LOOOOOVE with this pattern!! I have been searching high and low for a modern cut structured jacket that I can wear over t-shirts and button-down shirts. Mission accomplished. Details Pattern: New Look 6481 Jacket Fabric: Theory Black Stretch Cotton Twill from Mood Size: 18 Modifications: add 1 ¼" length to the arms and jacket and… Continue reading New Look 6481 Jacket