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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: 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 […]

Emma Tribute

Emma Tribute

Eek! A new film version of Jane Austen’s Emma has just come out, and I have nothing to wear! Well, perhaps I do, in truth. My first Regency-inspired dress and bonnet (made in this post) and my red cape from the Little Women post will […]

Little Women Tribute

Little Women Tribute

Inspiration for today’s post comes from the recent film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women! As soon as I heard about the upcoming movie, I mentally began planning a costume tribute! A good deal of my Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks were required for these […]

Plaidvember PJ Project

Plaidvember PJ Project

Early Bird Crafters, this is YOUR season to shine! Come mid-November, all those Christmas craft and shopping projects are fair game, although you may want to wait a bit on baking and decorating… (At least wait until after Thanksgiving?) Also, don’t let on if you […]

Plaidvember- 1940s Dress Refashion

Plaidvember- 1940s Dress Refashion

Happy “Plaid-vember,” a month of (mostly) plaid-themed fashion and diy’s! We start things off with a project from the archives! I completed this project a while ago, but saved it for plaid month! Here is the plaid 1990’s dress I started with… Based on the […]

Sewing Journey: Regency-Inspired Costume

Sewing Journey: Regency-Inspired Costume

I looove efficiency. When I finally got the bodice of my fit-and-flare dress to actually FIT, I began envisioning ways to reuse that bodice pattern. My first idea was a Renaissance-inspired overdress which will appear in the blog soon. My next idea was a Regency-inspired […]