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Socially Distant Regency Dress

Socially Distant Regency Dress

As our dear readers know, I have long had an interest in Regency fashion, mostly because Elizabeth Bennet is a badass. My first project, though not historical, was so much fun to wear that I resolved to try a historical dress pattern! Unfortunately, after my […]

Staycation: Tips and Tricks!

Staycation: Tips and Tricks!

Staying close to home this summer? Yeh… me too. (Sigh) But, that doesn’t mean I can’t find creative ways to stay crafty AND give myself a little mental vacation! Here are some of my staycation ideas so far! Let me know how you plan to […]

Summer Upcycle (From my closet!)

Summer Upcycle (From my closet!)

Sometimes you just want new clothes. Maybe it’s because of a change in season, a change in size, a change in taste, or I don’t know… maybe you just want a flippin’ change?! Clothes can provide creative inspiration and a sense of new-ness. Right now, […]

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: 1920s Loungewear!

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: 1920s Loungewear!

Anyone else been tempted by those loungewear adds popping up everywhere? The past weeks have definitely been THE time to wear one’s lounge-ables! While I am still eying a few pairs of joggers, the adds got me thinking. My first thought was “I should make […]

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: 1940s Dress From Fitted Sheet

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: 1940s Dress From Fitted Sheet

Weeks of shelter-in-place have gotten me thinking about other tough times in recent history. The Great Depression and World War II come to mind right away. Creative ladies REALLY had to be resourceful during those times of small budgets, shortages, and rationing! With our fabric […]

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Scrap Stash Projects

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Scrap Stash Projects

This shelter-in-place business has definitely made me get creative with what projects I tackle and what supplies I use! My craft, refashioning, and fabric scrap stashes are finally being put to the good use they deserve! Today’s post is all about that scrap stash! It’s […]

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Pillowcase Tote

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Pillowcase Tote

It’s week four of shelter-in-place, and I am digging deep into my fabric and refashioning stashes for available materials! I recently rediscovered this pillowcase, a second-hand purchase from long ago. This seems to be the opportune moment for bed linen transformations! (Just check out last […]

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Skirt from a Sheet!

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Skirt from a Sheet!

Today’s post is the second in our Shelter-in-Place Sewing series! With fabric stores closed and folks staying home as much as possible, we are turning to creative sources of fabric and inspiration! (Last week, I made a shirt from tea towels! Find that post here.) […]

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Tea Towel Tunic

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Tea Towel Tunic

Hi, Crafters! My area has been under shelter-in-place orders for about a week, so non-essential businesses like fabric stores have been closed. Don’t worry- I have a bunch of supplies and projects to work on, but the closures did get me thinking… What sewing projects […]

Staying Creatively Sane From Home

Staying Creatively Sane From Home

Hi, All! A huge shout-out and hugs to the world! We are all in this Corona virus fight, and we all need support from each other, our faiths, and our own inner resilience. Speaking of that inner light we are all trying to keep shining, […]