Top 5 Sewing Goals 2016

Sarah Kate Creations’ sewing goals for 2016. Crafting a Rainbow’s 2016 Top 5 Sewing Hits, Misses, Reflections, Personal Goals, and Sewing Goals.

Top 5 2015 – Sewing Misses

I am posting my sewing misses on Christmas night because I am secretly hoping that they get lost in the shuffle. Even though I know it is important to represent real life on the internet I am not fond of waving my failures around for all to see, but maybe I just need to change…

Sewing Top 5 – Hits

I love participating in Gillian’s, from Crafting A Rainbow, Sewing Top 5. I write a reflection post every year (see 2014, 2013), but Sewing Top 5 brings a sense of structure, which I crave, and a sense of community, which I thrive on. Way to go Gillian bringing the sewing community together for a moment of…

A Warm Winter Coat: The Malu Jacket

I love this coat. I feel so warm and cozy, like I’m wrapped in a hug, when I wear it. The weight of the wool is heavy like a blanket, a blanket that I get to wear while I walk down the street. A blanket that makes me feel chic, yet subtle enough for my…

It’s Dyeing Day!

Dyeing Day was really a weekend long event, full of rubber gloves, cocktails, and laughter. I have been waiting to experiment with dying for years. I bought the Craftsy class, The Art of Cloth Dyeing, many many years ago. I am not sure how any years exactly, but it was when it first came out,…

5 Things to Listen to While Sewing Issue 2

The Seams Podcast – American Style at Versailles and the Short Fast Life of Luxury Fashion This is a new-to-me podcast about fashion, sewing, and fashion history on NPR. I must admit that I love it listening to all 9 current episodes in a binge session over this past weekend. My favorite was the second…

Black Violet

Sarah Kate Creations’ first Violet Dress from Bluegingerdoll Patterns. Sewn in a medium weight black cotton knit.

NYC Garment District and Wardrobe Architect 2015

I haven’t posted about Wardrobe Architect Since April. In my last Wardrobe Architect post I wrote about what I planned on making for my travel wardrobe. Since then I have been working on my capsule wardrobe sewing garments using fabric from my stash in order to make room for the shopping that I would do in the NYC Garment…

A Butterfly Southport Dress

I am generally really resistant to anything resembling a peasant blouse or bloused pattern. Due to my hour glass figure I can often look dumpy when I loose the shape of my waist. I generally prefer a tailored fit. However, since I’ve begun sewing I have discovered that when I am in control of the…