Podcast Episode #38: Anna Maria Horner

Ever since the beginning of my sewing journey, I have admired Anna Maria Horner. Some of my favorite prints are hers and my house is decorated with her linens (two sets of curtains), laminate (my kitchen table cloth) and cottons (ironing board, pillows, quilts, I could go on and on…) Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Anna is more than a fabric designer. She …

Scout Tees by Crafty Planner

Scout Tees… yes, plural…

How have I not posted about my Scout Tees!?! This pattern (by Grainline Studio) has become my tried and true pattern for shirts. I first talked about these tees in my podcast with April Rhodes and have gone a bit crazy over them since then. Here is my wearable muslin: [twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][/twocol_one_last] Fabric: The fabric is from Art Gallery’s Indian Summer …

Staple Dress Finish!

The combination of Allison Sews wearing a gorgeous Staple Dress at Quilt Con and April Rhodes being on the podcast lead me to make this dress! Does it look a bit familiar?  It is the dress I was wearing under my Cutting Edge jacket! This dress, designed by the fantastic April Rhodes, is simple in design with endless possibilities.  The …

Loving the “Love” {learn more, sew more}

Diane’s tutorial on how to make a “Love” block using her paper pieced alphabets has inspired me to make my own! Does it shock anyone that it is purple!?!  The purple plus Lizzy House and Anna Maria Horner just screams “Sandi!” Jenny also made one!   Anyone else ready to try one letter for a chance to win Diane’s whole My …

A tank and a top {finish.it.friday}

It feels great to get my WIPs (work in progress) projects done!!! My first finish is my dear Sorbetto top, which I wrote about here!  This was a really expensive muslin.  I learned quite a bit about trusting my instincts about patterns, sewing with voiles and bias binding.  Luckily, I am taking an apparel construction class so I hope to learn …