Today is the release of my newest pattern, the Mercury Messenger Bag! I am so excited for this pattern. Like most of my patterns, this one is based off of an older design I made years ago. It went through significant changes however, and I am so pleased with the end results.
Right at the end of May, I was contacted with an amazing opportunity—sew 60 purses for a function that would be given out as favors. The catch was, they needed them in less than three weeks. Well, I calculated whether I could sew that quickly, and ultimately I decided that yes, I could! Ordering supplies would take a week away, as well as shipping times. I ended up with about a week of sewing time.
Summer is over, school has started, and I have a whole boatload of pictures of projects from this summer. I’m going to divide it into two posts. This one will be about clothes, and the next will be purses and other projects.
So, I’ll just divide it by person, and I’ll start with myself!
It’s the end of summer with 1.5 weeks left before school starts. For me, an introvert with a sewing business and hobby, having all four kids home everyday is kind of torturous. I love being able to put the baby down for a nap and just work for a few uninterrupted hours. Not during the summer, though! At the beginning of each summer, I try to come up with some sort of schedule or list of places to go and things to do. This summer, I got an idea
I’ve been making and selling purses for almost 9 years now, and in that time I’ve designed made many purse designs. Some were used once, some I decided I liked a lot and made over and over. Several of those have turned into PDF patterns. I have a list quite long of ideas for future patterns, some are just sketches or ideas, and some are based on patterns I’ve made and sold. This newest design, the Lattice Clutch, is one of
George and Ginger patterns has been doing something fun lately, and in the process of expanding their size range to previous patterns, the designer has been opening testing to her entire Facebook group. Honestly, her designs are not usually my style. Often they are too tight, too short, or just a little quirky for my preferences. However, I follow her group because she has a great energy,
My daughter had a Sock Hop Daddy/Daughter dance and didn’t have anything to wear. I decided to make her a simple poodle skirt. However, I ended up making it a little more complicated than that, though it still only took me a few hours to make. Ultimately it was reversible with a middle layer that attached to ruffles.
My biggest project of the past couple of weeks has been a baby dress for my niece, who is turning 1 soon. I started with WInnie the Pooh fabric from Wanderlust Custom Fabrics. I bought those before I knew what I would be sewing. After it arrived, I looked around for a suitably ruffly dress. I eventually settled on the Belle Rococo Dress by FooFoo Threads. I’ve had the pattern in my bookmarked patterns for awhile, and I figured it would be perfect
I have made so many baby gifts since I began sewing. A favorite of mine is color books, using scraps of fabric to create beautiful color and texture books for babies. I make them all the time, from small ones to deluxe versions. Here’s a post with a bunch I’ve made. I actually made one