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...]

Gauze Swaddle Blankets

Gauze Baby Swaddle Blankets

They didn't have these fantastic lightweight swaddles when I first started having babies (dude, that makes me sound so old!), but I can see why they are all the rage with the new moms these days. Large enough for a decent swaddle, but breathable for the summer months. The fabric is "Island Breeze Gauze" at Fabric.com, and there are some really … [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...]

Tiny Sewists

G is proud of herself

I'm guest posting at A Jennuine Life today, sharing one of my kid's sewing tips for her Tiny Sewists Series. Gianna used this tip to sew herself a pair of fleece pajama pants, with a little help of course. If you are new here, you might enjoy some of these past kid-made sewing projects. (Also, make sure you enter the leather giveaway! It runs … [Read more...]

Leather Colorblocked Tote (+Giveaway!)

Leather color-blocked divided tote, knitting bag friendly - designed by sewfearless.com

The Leather Hide Store provided the leather for this project and the giveaway prize. All content and opinions are my own. Make sure you read through to the bottom of the post to enter their giveaway! I think this might have been the hardest sewn gift to give away yet. I made my sister this knitting bag for Christmas, but when I slipped my … [Read more...]

Custom Fit Leggings

Custom Fit Leggings- SewFearless.com #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...]