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...]

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 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...]

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...]

Triangle Tank

Wiksten Tank, Cloud 9 voile, sewn by SewFearless.com

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...]