• Gingham Archer

    I really should re-name this project Erica Makes Blue and White Shirts. I’ve had this fabric forever and I kept using it for interior pockets on jeans and other items. It’s soft, crisp and…

    April 16, 2017
  • Grainline Archer

    Striped Archer Button-Up

    I was supposed to be taking a break from button-up shirts and working on rounding out my handmade wardrobe. However, when I saw this fabric wedged waaaay in the back of the sale bin at…

    April 2, 2017
  • Sewaholic Oakridge Blouse

    Sewaholic Oakridge Pussy Bow Blouse

    I’m calling this my “Corporate Headshot Day Outfit.” It feels very Follow the Money, no? For this make, I used a light weight stretch poplin from my fabric stash for the Sewaholic Oakridge Blouse. It’s…

    March 12, 2017
  • Saunio Cardigan

    Tweedy Saunio Cardigan from Named Patterns

       The February item for Project Sew My Style was the Saunio Cardigan from Named Patterns. I’ve thought about making this pattern several times, but it always got passed over for something more exciting.…

    February 26, 2017
  • Dove Blouse

    Full on Floral: Megan Nielsen Dove Blouse

    I was all set to make the biggest bell-sleeve option of the Dove Blouse from Megan Nielsen until I saw what the pattern piece looked like. I could have used it as a template…

    February 22, 2017
  • Archer Button Up

    Calling Spring: Archer Button-Up

      I had purchased this fabric intending to wait for warmer temperatures to make it, but judging by the amount of snow we just received, Spring is still very far away indeed. I decided…

    February 10, 2017
  • Oslo Cardigan from Seamwork

     When Seamwork launched, I thought the articles were really interesting, but I wasn’t so sure about the patterns. I’ve been working to build my sewing skills beyond “quick and easy” projects, so I generally skipped…

    February 6, 2017
  • Toaster Sweater 2

    Cozy January: Toaster Sweater #2

    When I saw the post for Project Sew My Style (an online sewing challenge to create a particular item each month) from Bluebird Fabrics on Instagram, I was eager to sign up and give…

    January 29, 2017
  • The Seamstress Tag

    Last week, Maddie (from Maddie Made This)  put my name forward for The Seamstress Tag, a Proust Questionnaire for sewists, if you will, started by Jennifer from Ms. Jenny Homemaker. Thank you for thinking of me…

    January 19, 2017