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...]

The Better-Than-Basic Bag – Call for Testers!

#betterthanbasicbag - call for testers!

I am thrilled to announce that I am looking for testers for my latest pattern, The Better-Than-Basic Bag! If that photo isn't enough to tempt you, let me tell you some more... The Better-Than-Basic Bag is an oversize soft-structure flat-bottomed tote with a leather-accent exterior, and a zipper pocket dividing the interior. The instructions … [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...]

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...]