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...]

Jalie Sweatshirt

Jalie Sweatshirt

I don't have a lot to say about this wonderful basic pattern - Jalie 3355, because it went together without a single hiccup. I've been making friends with my serger again which made this a quick and easy sew . This adorable French Terry was purchased at ImagineGnats (although I think she sold out). I have some equally awesome french terry set aside … [Read more...]

Jalie Raglan Tops

Jalie Raglan Top Sewn by Sew Fearless

I guess there is no more putting off the reality of winter now that it November, and a change in season meant the dreaded children's wardrobe switcharoo. uuuuuuuugh. It turns out that both Gianna and I were lacking in the winter wardrobe departments, and because driving and walking around shopping malls is pretty much not feasible for me right now, I … [Read more...]

Knit Flower Hat

Little Flower Hat"

  Okay, so this isn't sewing, but knitting is pretty broken-leg friendly and I had some leftover yarn from my green knit hat last winter. Yarn: Shine Worsted in Macaw Pattern: Little Flower Hat  I've discovered that I need to have some sort of pattern in my knitting or else I get too bored. This flower took a few tries before I figured … [Read more...]

Peruvian Woven and Leather Baby Booties

peruvian woven and leather baby shoes - sew fearless.com

Goodness! It feels so good to be back in the sewing saddle again. It takes a bit more negotiating hobbling around on crutches, but it is manageable because I have an organized sewing space with my tools close at hand. I attended a baby shower yesterday for a lovely friend of mine. She is welcoming her first boy after five girls. Her joy at welcoming … [Read more...]

Ugly Pants

ugly pants

I suck at fitting pants, and I need help. phew. I'm glad I got that out. It is just that it is kind of awkward to admit when you made a public declaration that you were going to figure out how to do fit this year. These are my attempt at making the trouser pattern from Sandra Betzina's Pants Fitting class. It was a pants style I wasn't excited about … [Read more...]

Ziggi Moto

Style Arc, Ziggi Moto Jacket in wool melton, sewing by SewFearless.com

This is probably the hardest and coolest thing I have sewn to date -  a moto jacket, in wool melton (from Fabric.com), using the Style Arc Ziggi pattern. I've been hearing good things about this indie pattern company for a while, and when Stacy Sews and Sew Maris announced their jacket sew-along, I knew it was time to take the plunge. The jacket … [Read more...]