Author Archives: Diana

What We’re Making! Tiny Pocket Tank by Grainline Studio

Kristen made up a cute spring Tiny Pocket Tank from Grainline Studio using Leslie Shewring Palos Verdes Wayfarer Organic Voile. Kristen found the pattern to be true to size. Two inches were added to the length. She chose to use a serger to stitch up the sides. Rather than turn under the edges on the…

What We’re Making! Trifecta Top by Kitschy Coo

Jacqui made a couple of the Kitschy Coo Trifecta Tops with long sleeves. The downloadable pattern is designed to be fitted through the bust with gentle side seam shaping through the high waist before skimming through the hips. The pattern calls for a 60 inch wide knit fabric which Jacqui found in her stash. The…

What We’re Making! Sleeveless Top by Kwik Sew using Liberty of London

Spring inspiration is here. Jacqui made another Liberty of London Top using the Kwik Sew pattern #3308. In size small and medium the pattern requires only one yard of Liberty of London Tana Lawn in Mitsi 1033-A. Th only alteration to the pattern Jacqui made was making the neck band narrower. To see Jacqui’s previous…

What We’re Making! Trifecta Top by Kitschy Coo Using Thrifted T-shirts

My new most comfortable t-shirt pattern is the downloadable Trifecta Top from Kitschy Coo. The Trifecta is great beginner pattern. The raglan sleeves make it a super fast and easy pattern. I used 2 white men’s medium t-shirts found at Goodwill for my ‘muslin knit’. At 99 cents each for the shirts it was a…

What We’re Making! Master Chef Apron by Modern Vintage Designs

Alicia made a cute spring apron for herself using the Master Chef Apron pattern from Modern Vintage Designs. The downloadable pattern is a great versatile pattern for Men and Women. Of the three sizes available Alicia made the large size but shortened the apron considerably for her petite figure. By using the large size the…

What We’re Making! Belle Bow Blouse by In-House Patterns

Mara made the beautiful Belle Bow Blouse by In-House Patterns using the gorgeous Liberty of London Manuela Cotton Lawn. I’m so happy to see the Manuela made up into a lovely blouse. I have been dreaming of this fabric. The Belle Bow Pattern is designed for a D cup. The busty girls thank you, In-House!…

What goes with what? Le Bouquet Francais by French General

What solids coordinate with Le Bouquet Francais from French General? In the Beginning Modern Solids Ruby Michael Miller Cotton Couture Tan Andover Chambray Denim Robert Kaufman Quilter’s Linen Wheat Kona Cotton Primrose Robert Kaufman Quilter’s Linen Straw Michael Miller Cotton Couture Stone Robert Kaufman Quilter’s Linen Stone Happy sewing! ~Diana

What We’re Making! Runaround Bag by Lazy Girl Designs

  I made a couple Runaround Bags from Lazy Girl Designs. The Fat Quarter friendly pattern was stitched up with fabrics from my stash. My first zippers ever, were on this bag pattern. Easy peasy! If you have never done zippers before this is the bag for you. They come out perfect every time. I…

What we’re making! Shooting Star Mini Quilt by Freshly Pieced

The Shooting Star Mini Quilt from Lee Heinrich at Freshly Pieced was started at the Portland MQG Sewdown. Lee’s class taught both paper-piecing and traditional piecing to create the mini quilt. Being new to paper piecing I was amazed at how easy it was to line up all the points. I love how precise paper…

What We’re Making! Bedtime Story Pajamas by Oliver & S

One of our new Chalkette’s Kristen made the downloadable Bedtime Story Pajamas by Oliver & S for Lewis. The kimono-style pajama top features a band collar, on-seam sleeves, and full-front crossover wrap with ties at the underarm. The pull-on pant features one-piece legs with a bound hem. Lewis chose the Shark fabric on his first…