Monthly Archives: August 2013

Ruby Dress

I recently had a chance to test the soon-to-be released Ruby Dress pattern from Made By Rae…I always say yes to pattern testing when I can, I think it is a fun way to get to try out a new pattern.  We are in the middle of packing and moving right now, so I probably should have said no this time but lucky for me this dress was a super fast and easy project!DSC_0077

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Stripey Skater Dress

When I first started hearing about skater dresses, I thought the name had something to do with skateboarding, or perhaps rollerskating.  But actually they are called skater dresses because they resemble the dresses that ice skaters wear- fitted bodice, and a skirt that flares out at the bust or waistline….duh.  So here is my first attempt at a skater dress of my own!DSC_0036 Continue reading

Dear Stella Quilt

I am not a quilter…I made a quilt for my mother a few years ago, and it took me 9 months to finish! So, when the lovely folks at Kollabora contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I would like to receive a fat quarter bundle of Dear Stella fabric, and post some photos of my project here and on their site, I almost said no.  I mean, I mostly make clothes, and what would I make with a bunch of fat quarters?  BUT…you all know I am on a fabric fast, so the lure of free fabric turned out to be too much for me 🙂  Plus I LOVE Dear Stella, I think their prints are fabulous, and so unique.  I think it would be wonderful if they would print some of their designs on apparel weight fabric (I have already bugged them about it, ha).  So I said yes, and figured I would make some little things for around the house: coasters, hot pads, oven mitts, and maybe a couple of pillow covers.  But somehow when I took a trip to Joann’s to buy some supplies, I ended up coming home with quilt batting instead…I was going to make a quilt in less than 2 weeks!  When my last one took 9 months!  Was I crazy?  It turns out, no.  I decided to keep it simple, and let the fabric be the star.  And it came together without any drama!DSC_0089 Continue reading