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 […]

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. Here’s the details: Pattern: New Look 6481 Jacket Fabric: Theory Black Stretch Cotton Twill from Mood Size: 18 Modifications: add 1¼” length to the arms and jacket […]

About at my wit’s end with Colette Seamwork patterns that just don’t fit anyone! I love the looks, but when it comes to the practical of fitting, Colette patterns are worse than the Big 3 companies by far. Sorry to say it, but it needed to be said. Here’s the details: Pattern: Astoria by Colette Seamwork […]

The dilemma of dressing for a scientific conference? There’s no dress code, requirements are ambiguous, and options infinite. Let’s also not forget about dressing for your age too. Luckily I’m no longer in my 20s! Because of the insurmountable challenge, women tend to just wear drab black in order to not be noticed. But let’s face it, we are […]

My hunt for chic sweater pattern is unrelenting. The internet has exploded over Sew House Seven’s new pattern, Toaster Sweater #1 (they also have a #2 version). I love anything with a turtleneck and I’m so glad they are coming back into fashion!!! Yay!!! Here’s the details: Pattern: Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater #1 Fabric: Nosh […]

Have you seen the movie, The Holiday? Not sure where the “Christmas Fettuccine” joke comes from but I thought since Christmas is just around the corner, I’d share my super simple pasta alfredo recipe. This recipe is fantastic especially if you add some fresh arugula or spinach, sautéed mushrooms, and bacon!

It is that time of year that I crave soup for dinner. Here’s a classic we all grew up with, tomato soup with grilled cheese. I love the creamy version of the classic tomato soup.

It is definitely winter in Utah now. Last year I had two goals for sewing: pants and button-down shirts. If you follow this blog any, you know all about my pant adventures and you can read about my favorite button-down shirt pattern here. After last year, I really need to learn how to start styling […]

Another favorite pie of mine is pumpkin pie! I’ve perfected the recipe years ago and would love to share it with you! Earlier this year, we received a bounty of fresh pumpkins from our in-laws. We roasted and pureed the pumpkins, divided the puree into 15 ounces, and froze it in ziplock bags. This has been a […]

Thanksgiving means time to bake some pies. I’d like to share some of my pie recipes. First recipe I’d like to share is delicious dutch (or crumb top) apple pie. I’m of the opinion that unless you are making a mile high deep dish apple pie, putting a crust on top really is unforgivable. The […]

I found an online a tutorial on how to create a quilted sham, but their sham was for a standard size pillow. I have queen-sized pillows (20″ x 30″) and so I needed to change some things. First of all, this is a SUPER easy project, quick, and only takes 10 fat quarters to make […]

One of my goals this year was to dehydrate a box of peaches. Given the size of our food dehydrator, we were able to dehydrate several boxes of peaches. I store my dried fruit in 1/2 gallon mason jars and use the FoodSaver wide-mouth jar sealer to remove all the air from the jars. It’s a […]