I recently made two sets of pajamas for my husband as gifts and I am really happy with the results. These two sewing projects were very satisfying; my husband loves his new pajamas, and the fact that I made them for him, and he wears them every night. I don't know of any other garment that I've made that gets so much wear.
Viola! I just finished making my third bodysuit! I've been wanting a bodysuit for a long time, ever since I grew out of my last one when I was 10 years old! Bodysuits are making a comeback after taking a long hiatus. There are many patterns for bodysuits available for the home sewer and also many bodysuits ready-to-wear on-line and in brick-and-mortar stores.
One of my goals for 2018 is to knit more and learn new techniques. Most of my knitting has been focused on using the stockinette stitch, a row of knit and then a row of purl. Recently I taught myself how to knit cable patterns. This scarf, hat and mittens were my first foray into… Continue reading Learning to Knit Cables – Wool Cabled Hat, Scarf and Mittens
I recently finished knitting this brown wool vest. The pattern, called Splitstone by designer Alicia Plummer. is available on Ravelry. I used Rowan's pure worsted wool made in England that I purchased at Fibre Space - a Yarn Universe in Alexandria, Virginia. If you haven't been to this wonderful indie store yet, you need to… Continue reading Knitted Wool Vest – Splitstone Vest Pattern
I just finished sewing this tailored shirt using Simplicity 1538, view B. This was the first time that I've made a shirt from this pattern and I am so pleased with the results...
Hot off my sewing machine! I just finished a partial-band bra and pantie set made from black stretch galloon lace and fushia powernet...
After a summer of sewing for other people and for our new home, I decided it was time to make a dress for myself. I love gingham and...
Making these kimono robes was a win-win for both me and my twin - she has a new robe and I have a great pattern, in two lengths and two chest widths, that I'm sewing again and again.
Nothing says summer like peach cobbler made from fresh peaches, warm from the oven and served with vanilla bean ice cream!
This cake is light and moist with raspberries and vanilla and delicious any time of day and throughout the year. It is not too sweet and great for brunch. The aroma as it bakes is heavenly!