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

This is probably the hardest and coolest thing I have sewn to date -  a moto jacket, in wool melton (from, 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...]

Triangle Tank

Wiksten Tank, Cloud 9 voile, sewn by

My girl Jess, who writes at If Only They Would Nap, has challenged her blogging friends to experiment with the "geometric" trend in their sewing in her blogging series titled Straight Lines and Angles. Today, I get to share my project with you. I feel a little bit late to the Woven Tank Party. Wasn't this last year's thing? Except this one has … [Read more...]

February Blues

Jalie Pants   #scaredypants2014

disclosure: There is an affiliate link (labeled as such) in this post, actions taken when clicking through that link, may result in more fabric money for me. To be honest, I've been avoiding this post for weeks, and I would just not post at all except I promised I would.  So here goes. For my February #scaredypants2014 project, I made myself a … [Read more...]

Foliage Hat

"Foilage" Knit Hat - Made by

This project is brought to you by the color Emerald.  I haven't been much of a "green" person in the past, but there is something about Emerald that has won me over. It is so bright and happy and has enough blue undertones to please me. When I saw Emily's gorgeous green hat on Instagram, I dropped everything and ask my sister to help me make one … [Read more...]

The View From Here

planning for pants sewing

This post contains affiliate links and they are noted as such. Actions made by clicking through those links could result in me getting more fabric money. Now that I have completed January, I'm staring down the barrel at 11 more months of pants sewing. I'm not really sure which direction I want to go. I've been having fun collecting pattern … [Read more...]

Custom Fit Leggings

Custom Fit Leggings- #scaredypants2014

Here it is! The first #scaredypants2014 post! I decided to ease my way into the pants sewing world by sewing up what I would consider the "t-shirt" of pants sewing - leggings! Espresso Leggings by Cake Patterns There are a number of "draft your own" leggings tutorials out there, including this one on One Little Minute, but after hearing the rave … [Read more...]

Hello, 2014

pants/trousers sewing patterns

Are you sick of all the year end summaries yet? I've been avoiding writing one up because Real Life Stuff kept me so busy in 2013 that I didn’t really feel like my sewing had much of a chance to grow. Really, I am more than okay with that. There is a season for everything. However, if I do take the time to look it over, 2013 still had some pretty … [Read more...]