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
Buckwheat sounds scary if you are trying to avoid gluten. Despite its name, buckwheat is not wheat. It’s a seed rather than a grain, which means it’s gluten-free. Buckwheat flour gives these cookies a delicious flavor and a soft, chewy texture. You probably won’t be able to tell these are gluten-free cookies; they are just … More Gluten-Free Triple Ginger Cookies
We finally have warm weather, and that means I’m living in my short-sleeve t-shirts. Unfortunately, all of my favorite t-shirts have changed shape and size all of a sudden. Even though I’m super aggressive when I prewash my fabric, the shirts didn’t take kindly to drying during one of my business trips this year. I … More Hey June Handmade Union St. Tee
I’m finally getting back to sewing and blogging after a crazy few months. It’s now spring and I desperately need some warm weather pieces. I’ve never sewn a pattern from Papercut Patterns but I’ve seen a lot of other sewers make the Palisade shorts / pants and I wanted to give it a try. Sizing … More Papercut Patterns Palisade Shorts
I only had to make one adjustment to the Willamette shirt from Hey June Handmade, and that was a forward shoulder alteration, an extremely common alteration. I thought it would be helpful to provide a tutorial on how to do that since the Willamette shirt does not have a standard set-in sleeve.
I realize I’m behind the trend, but I finally made a Halifax Hoodie!! I stopped sewing new patterns nearly 8 – 9 months ago establish my fit and Ryan’s fit through duct tape body forms. I was wasting time and money trying patterns and making a toile – or a muslin – over and over and … More I Finally Made a Halifax Hoodie
Prior knowledge didn’t totally help in making my version of Love Notions pullover. The coordinating pullover is Love Notion’s Constellation hoodie and pullover. I made Ryan the North Star pullover first. Before reading this post, you may want to familiarize yourself with my basic t-shirt pattern and how I compare to most patterns on the market. There’s … More Love Notions Constellation Pullover
I wish there were a way to get a 3D printed body form for the lower body. I’m convinced that pants are always going to require massive alterations to fit a person. After my blog post about the differences between my pattern and the True Bias Hudson pant pattern, I wanted to see how Ryan’s … More True Bias Men’s Hudson Pant