Flashback to the 80s – Red Cropped Victoria Blazer

This is the By Hand London Victoria Blazer. I don’t have much to say about the construction of this jacket as I have made it twice before (only once has it made it to the blog). This was the easiest version for me to sew because I made it from a wool twill that pressed…

Fringe Knit Dress – A Nettie Hack

This is my second Closet Case Files Nettie Hack. In fact, I have not made it in its true form yet. I want to make some t-shirts in the future and I am sure I will eventually make the dress, but I may never make the bodysuit. Although, the second I wrote that I thought…

Neoprene Nettie Hack

A crop top hack of Closet Case Files Nettie and a high-waisted version of Colette Pattern’s Mabel made in a colorful neoprene specifically to be worn with dancing shoes.

Deer and Doe Datura

Deer and Doe Datura Pattern View A review on Sarah Kate Creations, a video, and a bit about JazzFest 2016

Closet Case Files – Carolyn Pajamas

I’ve been on a Closet Case Files kick. I have loved there patterns for awhile, but hadn’t tried them until recently. For me they were like Pringles, once you pop you can’t stop. Seriously, all 90’s commercial references aside, I have sewn up three Closet Case Files patterns (The two others are Sallie and Nettie)….

Gabs and Sarah’s April Adventures with Special, Guest Sewing!

I haven’t been on here in a while, been busy living this crazy adventure called life. Not too busy to sew, just to busy to blog. Which means, dear readers, I have a  back log of garments to show you. Hoping for sunny days soon, as the dreary weather we are having on the northern…

Burgandy Sallie Jumpsuit (AKA Secret Pajamas)

I’m back with my second Sallie Jumpsuit. This one is made out of a lighter rayon jersey, also bought at Fabrixx in San Francisco for $3.99 a yard. SCORE. It makes it so easy to take risks and just sew it up when it isn’t such a financial burden (although I try not to be too…

Mabel Hack and a Cropped Bonnie Blouse

I’m not really sure that I can qualify this as a hack, but I did make alterations beyond my basic fitting adjustments. Maybe I can call it a mini hack? A baby hack? Either way I’m digging the result. When I first bought the Mabel by Colette patterns during the fervor of its release I thought that…

Sallie Jumpsuit Review

Sarah Kate Creations sews Closet Case Files Sallie Jumpsuit in black jersey and LOVES it!

Stash Busting Napkins and (Gluten Free) Cake

Over the last year or so (since I went to NYC last April) I have been really working on stash busting. My fabric stash was being unruly and practically jumping off of the Ikea shelves I use as to organize my fabrics (once called Expedit now Kallax). I realized that even though I had been…