Podcast Episode # 62 : Sarah Watts

I remember watching this video about the Cotton + Steel collaboration and being excited about what was going to happen next. Five talented entrepreneurs set out to change the way fabric lines are designed through extensive collaboration and outstanding design. As the fabric lines have come out, I noticed my fabric hoarding collecting always includes the illustrations of Sarah Watts of …

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 …

A Cotton and Steel Patchwork Pouch

A few days ago, Kelly offered up her Fall 2014 Cotton and Steel scraps for sale.  She made beautiful quilts out of the fabric lines in preparation for Quilt Market and had some scraps left over.  I snapped them up! Look at what arrived yesterday! The mailman delivered the package and less than thirty minutes later, I had this stack …

Second Boxcar Tote and Divided Basket

You can read here all about how Jessica and I fell in love with the Boxcar Tote by Alexis Abegg of Green Bee patterns.  Jessica wanted her own Boxcar Tote out of Heather Bailey’s Up Parasol prints. Here is the finished Tote!   Fabrics Outside/Lining/Pockets: Heather Bailey’s Up Parasol Interfacing: Pellon Decor Bond 809 Snap: Gold magnet from Purse Supplies R Us Thread: Aurifil …

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 …