Fairfield Button-Up with Minerva

It has been a WHILE since I’ve posted to the ‘ole blog but I’m excited to share one of my latest makes. If you’ve been around here for any period of time, you might know that the Fairfield Button-up by Thread Theory is my go-to pattern when sewing for Nick. He wears button-ups ALL the time, so this pattern just makes sense. Go check out the Minerva site to get more details on Nick’s newest Lara Handmade shirt!

This post was written as part of the Minerva Brand AmbassadorTeam and I was provided the fabric  for the Fairfield Button-up free of charge.  However, all opinions are my own. 

Style Maker Fabrics Spring Style Tour 2021

For the longest time I’d say Fall was my favorite season, mainly because of the clothes – I love wearing jeans, boots and sweaters 🤷🏻‍♀️ but this year I’ve realized just how much I love Spring – the freshness, newness, blooming flowers, the still cooler weather. Granted, we get very little traditional Fall and Spring weather here in Texas, but I’ll take what I can get! I say that, but then it was about 55 degrees when we took these pictures, so it was chilllyyyyy.

When Michelle invited me to be part of the Spring Style Tour I was elated! I’ve enjoyed the Spring/Fall tours in years past and I’m thankful to now have been part of one! There are so many gorgeous fabrics to consider for your Spring sewing plans. As I was trying to decide on a fabric, I kept being drawn to the Rayon Crepes. I couldn’t shake the idea of a flowy, floral skirt – the ultimate Spring piece of clothing. I finally narrowed it down to this coral and a blue rayon crepe. I chose the coral because while it’s definitely a color I’d wear, it’s more out of my comfort zone when it comes to the color of fabric I generally pick for myself when sewing. 

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Lounge Set with Minerva

I’m back with my latest makes with Minerva! Do you wear your makes before you photograph them? I tend to, but decided against it this time because I knew the second I put this set on, I would not want to take it off. And that would have just prolonged getting pictures of it. Thank goodness I did that because after a few minutes of pictures I took a break to grab a sip of my coffee and SPILLED IT on the front of my shirt! It was just a small spot BUT STILL. Head to the Minerva site to see me awkwardly posing with my mug to try to hide the aforementioned stain. 🤪 And click here to read more about my Hudson pants!

This post was written as part of the Minerva Blogger Team and I was provided the fabric  for the Wiksten Smock free of charge.  However, all opinions are my own. 

Wiksten Smock with Minerva

Like most of us, Reagan can appreciate a good pocket. You know what has great pockets? The Wiksten Smock top/dress. Want to find out more about my latest make and this beautiful fabric? Head to the Minerva site to find out more! Also, while you’re there you should follow me! 🙂

This post was written as part of the Minerva Blogger Team and I was provided the fabric  for the Wiksten Smock free of charge.  However, all opinions are my own. 

Perkins Shirt | Ensemble Patterns

Long time no talk! I’m super loving my new Perkins Shirt by Ensemble Patterns and I wanted to share more details on it than can easily be done in an Instagram post. I also want to talk some more about the #sewcommonthread giveaway (at the bottom of this post)! If you haven’t heard about it yet, you definitely want to scroll down to get the details. Here goes!

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Tillery Skirt +Houston Flower Vault

It has been suuuuper quiet on the Lara Handmade Blog lately, and semi-intentionally so.  I’ve been trying to figure out how I want to proceed with this space. So far, I think that means fewer blog posts and pattern testing. Trying to have a truly realistic sewing plan rather than a “realistic” sewing plan is also part of my goals for this year.  I’m trying to sew through my stash and only buying fabric if I have a specific project in mind. I guess you can say I’m focusing on being more intentional with my sewing?

Actually, I think it’s mainly me trying to take the stress out of it. Stress that I always put on myself to crank out another project, have a new picture on the Instagram grid every week, have a new blog post at least twice a month.  Just typing that sentence made me super panicky. No, thank you. I’d love to get back to that spot where I can consistently post, but that’s simply not where I’m at at this point and that’s okay!

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York Pinafore + Cheyenne Tunic with Indiesew

When I decided to sew up the York Pinafore and Cheyenne Tunic, it didn’t even dawn on me that I’d be posting it two years (almost to the day) from when I shared my first non-introductory blog post on none other than the Cheyenne Tunic!  Even stranger still is that it was a red plaid one…kind of like this one…but in view B. That just goes to show you that I may be predictable, but I like to think of it as simply returning to quality patterns. 😉

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