Digitizing Patterns

Here are the details about how I went from my pattern pieces to a digital, printable pattern. Many stores that offer printing services will also offer large format scanning of documents up to 36". It's not always easy to find on their webpages, but here are a couple of links for people living in the… Continue reading Digitizing Patterns

Megan Nielsen Jarrah Sweater

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… Continue reading Megan Nielsen Jarrah Sweater

Anna Allen Persephone Sailor Pants

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… Continue reading Anna Allen Persephone Sailor Pants

Sipila Sweater by Caitlin Hunter

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… Continue reading Sipila Sweater by Caitlin Hunter

TAL High Cuff Sweater

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… Continue reading TAL High Cuff Sweater

Peppermint Magazine Spring Shorts

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… Continue reading Peppermint Magazine Spring Shorts

Hey June Handmade Union St. Tee

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… Continue reading Hey June Handmade Union St. Tee