Monday, August 24, 2015

Newbie Project Updates : Vlog by Tina

While I realize most of the readers of this blog are very very experienced seamstresses, I will share my sewing journey with you anyway.

As I've mentioned many-a-time, I'm the noob of the trio of sewers.

Also, because I'm a lazy person, I choose to vlog instead of write.
I guess that's what makes me such a shitty great crafter ;)

Today, I talk about a lunch box bag I recently made, a planned tote bag, and a leather tote which was done awhile back!

(And if you're wondering about why my eyeliner looks messed up, be sure to watch to the end!)


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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Jennuine Design Moto Jacket Pattern Tour

Not too long ago, I was given the opportunity to test Jennuine Design's Moto Jacket. It's a really cool motorcycle style jacket for girls and boys, ages 2T - 12 years old. There's an asymmetrical zip (and an accompanying video tutorial on how to shorten the zipper here), shawl collar, knit sleeves, and welt pockets.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

Time for School Capsule: Tops

Next on my list is tops.

I was going to sew up a couple of T-shirts and have that be the end of it, mainly because they are a staple that my daughter needs for after school (gymnastics, soccer, you get the idea). I also need to make some more tank tops -- my favorite is the Twisted Tank by Titchy Threads. It sews up so beautifully. I recently made one for my younger daughter (you can see it here and here), and I dress her in it all the time.

But of course, I am feeling a bit ambitious now that I am making my list, and I have chosen more tops than I had originally intended (I think I said I would stick to one). Let's see how many I actually end up making, ha ha.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Time for School Capsule: Dresses

So. Dresses. I wanted to choose items that I felt were in line with the "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" Back to School theme while still being "practical" enough for a kindergartener -- meaning not too short that it looks like I forgot to put pants on her, and not too long that she's tripping over herself when she pretends to be a horse, galloping around on all fours. (Oh, did I just say that?) My daughter plays in dresses all the time (usually with leggings in the winter and shorts underneath during the summer) and they are my favorite items to make, so it was a no-brainer to start planning her autumn wardrobe with dresses.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Pattern Testing: Hula Hoop Dress by Puperita

Puperita patterns have long been on my to-sew list, but you know how sometimes you keep putting things off until you "finish this one more thing"? I think it's called procrastinating. Not that I do often. But after testing the Hula Hoop Dress, my first thought was "I love it! Why did I wait so long to sew something of hers???"

This is the picture of the Hula Hoop Dress from the Puperita Etsy shop:

Isn't it cute? It's for newborns to 6 years old. The pattern is beginner-friendly, and offers the option of snaps or buttons on the back, which was perfect for me. I was also hoping for something that was relatively quick and fun to sew (sometimes a girl just wants to take it easy, you know?), but I was surprised at how quickly this came together. I tested the 2YRS size on my two-year-old.

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