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.Read More
I always have some sort of project going on, and this summer was so different. Here are the different projects I worked on, as well as the purses or other special orders I made.
For end of school presents we made marble necklaces again with the help of my kids.Read More
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 ofRead More
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.Read More
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 perfectRead More