I love sewing lingerie, garments and home decor. About a year ago I discovered that I also enjoy drawing and also painting with watercolors. I started learning to draw by using books from the library, sketching and painting with watercolors. With this new love for art,
My husband loves the flannel pajamas that I made him last year for Christmas so I decided to make him another pair this year. This fabric is 45 inch wide cotton flannel in Stewart plaid. I purchased all of this fabric that the store had, which was 4-1/4 yards. I needed every inch of the… Continue reading Men’s Flannel Stewart Plaid Pajamas – McCall’s 4244
I'm heading off on a vacation to France soon and I've been busy making lingerie for my trip. Nothing is better on a trip than having lots of pretty new lingerie in my suitcase! If you've been following me on Instagram (@jolirosestudio)...
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
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...