Rainbow of Tanks

Every wardrobe needs a rainbow of tank tops for summer time - sew fearless.com

I feel like these tank tops where a sewing break through for me. I had a major void in my maternity wardrobe and in less than two weeks I had filled it with 5 shirts. That is the beauty of having small but strong arsenal of basic wardrobe patterns. Any wardrobe deficiencies can be quickly remedied without the drudgery of muslining and … [Read more...]

Knit Skinny Binding Tutorial

Knit Skinny Binding Tutorial

I'm in a desperate sewing frenzy right now. It suddenly feels like summer and I have discovered that I have no summer maternity wear. Last week, I cracked down and sewed myself five Jalie racerback tanks. Unfortunately, my photographer-in-residence is busy with end-of-the-semester stuff anyways and we haven't had a chance to photograph the tanks being … [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...]

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...]