Beginner’s sewing class #1

I started attending a 6-week Beginner’s sewing class with Sarah’s Fabrics this week and learned so much! Week 1 is theory, Week 2 covers pattern adjustments and cutting, Weeks 3 through 6 will be sewing. This knowledge would have been so beneficial if I had learned it earlier on. Oh well, better late than never!…

Refashion: jeans to short overalls

Ella came by for a weekend of sewing fun and we have been hard at work (fun) since Saturday afternoon. She presented me with a pair of jeans, that was gifted to her and were too big, to be refashioned. After some thought, i decided overalls were the way to go. Here is the finished…

Refashion: corduroy jeans to skirt

I ripped a pair of corduroy jeans some time back and couldn’t find a comfy pair to purchase. So I challenged myself to try to make a pair. Well, I guess we know how that turned out Since this post is about a skirt. haha… In sum, the crotch section was a little wacky looking.…

Palazzo pants with gathered ends and hidden zipper

Here’s my first attempt at putting a zipper into pants. Thought it went pretty well. Adding interfacing for the waistband was fun as it’s been a while since i had to use it. I am loving the palazzo pant style so i thought i’d make a more formal looking pair. After tracing out a stretchy…

Palazzo pants with foldover waistband

My hands are a little tired from crocheting so i took a break and had some fun time with my sewing machine. I love flowy pants of the palazzo type. So following instructions from A Pair and a Spare, i made one for myself. 🙂 I based the design on a pair that i bought…