I’m excited to share Amy Nicole’s FIRST pattern with you: the Patti Pocket skirt! I’ve admired Amy’s makes and blog since I started sewing, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to test for her.
Remember a while back when I professed my newfound love of shirtdresses? Well that love has increased even more after having finished my first Alder Shirtdress. This will be a short post because I really don’t have much to say other than I think its fabulous and I want a million more.
Over the past few years since I’ve started sewing, I have tried to pick up some fabric at a local place (almost) every time Nick and I travel. At the end of August we turned one of his regular trips to Atlanta into a road trip and a vacation for me while he was busy starting his fall semester classes. This also gave us the opportunity to make a pit stop in the small town in Alabama in which we met a little over 6 years ago (awww!), but I know that’s not why you’re here. You’re here for me to tell you about some great fabric stores. So that’s what I’ll do.
I’m a oxford shirt sewing expert. Not really, but I felt like it when I finished my husband’s second (but first wearable) Fairfield Button-up. The Fairfield Button-up is your classic men’s oxford shirt right down to the flat-felled seams.
Okay, I’ve got to admit that this post is a bit of a lie because we don’t get a traditional “Fall” here in Texas. It’s more like “that hot season before it gets kind of chilly for two weeks.” However, the second September hits, I break out the boots and sweaters because I love fall clothing and I don’t care about the funny looks.
And just like that, summer is over! I guess there’s technically a couple more weeks of summer, but I’m dreaming of fall over here. I talked about my lofty summer sewing goals here, and I’m back today to share everything I’ve made since! In the past, I have tried doing monthly sewing goals, but it never really worked out all that well. However, creating a flexible list that spanned a few months worked out pretty well! With the exception of a few items, I crossed off a good chunk of my list for the summer. This is a pretty lengthy post, but I’m going to try to keep it as short as possible!
Another 2017MakeNine (kinda) crossed off the list!