All in Makes

Why I Will (Eventually) Recreate This Denim Hollyburn

I pulled out Sewaholic's Hollyburn pattern for the first time. The Hollyburn was truly an exercise in creative problem-solving. I managed to squeeze all the pieces out of my yardage and threaded up my machine. While constructing this skirt was pretty basic and pain-free, I got way over-ambitious and attempted to insert an exposed zipper.

A Comfy and Casual Axel Skirt

In case you can't tell, knits are a wardrobe staple for me. Actually, I've recently found myself in a huge "knit kick", so to speak, and have a lot of knit garments to show for it.  They're quick, easy to sew, and are uber comfortable. So is Megan Nielsen's Axel skirt.

Sewing Special Valen-Ties

I've got to admit, I'm a pretty selfish sewer. When people ask me to make them things, which happens somewhat frequently, I almost always flat out say no (in a nice and more polite way, of course!). However, when it comes to people I love, I just can't say no.

Neenah Made Me a Turtleneck Convert

Whether they be on the cover of magazines, in the windows of shops, or even in the sewing blogosphere, turtlenecks are everywhere! As someone with a mild case of turtleneckphobia, I dreaded seeing that they were so trendy. However, when I first saw Seamwork Magazine's Neenah dress, I warmed up to the idea of wearing one.