Well, you had to know I was going to make another one, right? I recently got to work with the ever so talented Olga Becker over at Coffee and Thread on the new Ania Tunic pattern (just released!). I already posted the knit versions I made for testing a few days ago, but I've got… Continue reading It’s Another Ania Tunic!
Anybody who knows me, knows that I am not one to where dresses. I was a bit of a tom boy growing up and I suppose it carried over into adulthood. I've always had a hard time finding dresses that fit properly anyway. So when I was selected to test this new Venice Dress from… Continue reading The NEW Venice Dress from New Horizons Designs
My first "selfish sewing" post! That's right, I'm sewing for myself this time. What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than to treat myself to a new made-by-me blouse from vintage embroidered linens? Even better? A matching (but not too matchy-matchy) blouse for Anna too. I get a lot of joy from sewing for my… Continue reading It’s a Mommy and Me Mother’s Day!
Take a good look at this old pillowcase. Between yellowing, age spots, musty smell and snags in the embroidery, it certainly seems unusable. I certainly wouldn't put this on my pillow in this state.... All too often, people find it difficult to see past all the wear and tear of age. Or maybe they just… Continue reading Up-Cycled Paris Tea Time Dress
There's nothing like a good up-cycle project to commemorate Earth Day. Not to mention, this is sort of what I do anyway. I love using vintage embroidered linens to make one-of-a-kind clothes for my little Princess. And why not? These beautiful works of art deserve a second life. For this particular dress, I used a… Continue reading Up-cycled Dress for Earth Day
Vintage embroidered linens have a certain charm to them. Maybe it's because they remind us of a simpler time. Back before the days of cell phones and internet and reality TV shows.... Back then, embroidery was a favorite past time for many women. They embroidered everything from tea towels, table runners, home decor and bed… Continue reading Pillowcase Dress Tutorial
The perfect combination- Pinafores and vintage embroidery. What better way to showcase a vintage embroidered table cloth than as a sweet little pinafore-style dress? That's right. This adorable dress was made from a vintage table cloth. And, embroidered with blue and pink flowers, it's perfect for Spring 🙂 I can't believe Spring is just right… Continue reading Pretty Pinny
The theme for this last week of Project Run and Play is to make something with your own "Signature style". Yahhh! I've been waiting for this one all month. Not that the other themes weren't fun, because I've had a blast. And of course I've been trying to put my vintage mark on everything. But… Continue reading Vintage Pillowcase turned Cute Little Top
One obstacle of working so much with vintage linens is the presence of stains and odors. Whether you want to recycle yours for sewing projects or just use them for their original purpose, you'll first want to restore those vintage linens to their former glory. Take a look at this embroidered linen. I absolutely fell in love… Continue reading How to Restore Vintage Linens to Their Former Glory
Well it's that time of year again. That time of year when the weather cools down and the rainy season begins. It's a nice relief from the hot days of Summer, but now you have a new problem. Rainy weather keeps little ones inside. You need a fun activity that keeps her imaginative wheels turning.… Continue reading Pretend Tea Bag Tutorial