Leather Box Pouch

Lined Leather Box Pouch

A leather box pouch is currently¬†my go-to gift. Leather always takes even a simple project up a notch. Maybe because it has been classified as a "hard material to sew," it makes it that much more special when you attempt it. My secrets of success are to cut the outer layer all in one piece. The less leather seams the better! Also, I line the … [Read more...]

Trio of Pillows

Trio of Pillows

I'm finding myself being pulled away from my sewing room quite a bit these days. While I am feeling the emotional drive to do All The Projects, my body needs me to slow down and rest between these spurts of activity. I am also finding myself occupied more and more with "nesting" projects. Sadly, this leaves some really fun self-care sewing projects … [Read more...]

Blue Ginger Jeans

(maternity) Ginger Jeans - pattern by Closet Case Files, sewing by SewFearless.com

You know how I was going to totally conquer pants last year? Yeah. That certainly fell apart mid-year, didn't it? Stupid broken leg. Well, it turns out it doesn't get any easier trying to buy ready-to-wear MATERNITY jeans when you are 5'10" and not-so-petite in the hips. Either I have to not gain any weight at all in this pregnancy (HA!), resign myself … [Read more...]

Little Green Dress

little green dress

I actually made this dress to wear with my black blazer to my husband's work Christmas party. I abandoned it when I was 95% done for the following reasons The proportions didn't work with my blazer. It made me look way more pregnant than I was ready to admit to all of my husbands coworkers at the time. I felt like a giant Christmas tree. I'm … [Read more...]

The “Get To Know Your Sewing Machine” Class

Teaching The "Get To Know Your Sewing Machine" Class - ebook review

I meant for there to a be a couple of posts between this one and my last, as it is becoming a kind of awkward groupie-like with two "I love Abby Glassenberg!" posts in a row. My apologies! I'll be able to get pictures of my last three #selfishsewing/#selfcaresewing projects someday when life and children cooperate. In the meantime, let's talk about this … [Read more...]

Floral Backed Cardigan

Floral Backed French Terry Drape Cardigan

I've been drooling over the lovely floral sweatshirts in my Pinterest feed for months, and I wanted to make one for myself. However, even after I ordered some floral french terry and a wonderful sweatshirt pattern, I dragged my feet making the project. It finally dawned on me why I was avoiding the project. As much as I liked the look of the … [Read more...]

McCalls Blazer and Lace Wiksten Tank

Black Stretch Denim McCalls 6711 Blazer and Stretch Lace Wiksten Tank

I have wanted to make myself the perfect casual blazer for years, and even made a false start or two. In my mind, the perfect blazer is close-fitting, lined, and classically cut. It was surprisingly hard to find a pattern that hit all three. The classic looking ones are usually drafted for intense tailoring (think big shoulder pads), and those that are … [Read more...]