Monthly Archives: January 2014

Deer and Doe in Black and White

Have you seen the new (and FREE) Plantain pattern from Deer and Doe?  It’s a cute little t-shirt, with 3 different sleeve lengths and optional elbow patches.  Endless possibilities for customization. Perfect fit.  And FREE.  So go get it and make some tees, if that’s your thing!  I made five last week…Plantain x 5Top row:  Short sleeved white cotton/lycra, long sleeved bamboo/organic cotton, black 3/4 length sleeve cotton/lycra with elbow patches.

Bottom row: Long sleeved rayon/lycra with elbow patches, black 3/4 length sleeve/no elbow patches

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Military Style Sewaholic Minoru Jacket

I would like to introduce you to my new favorite jacket, a military style Sewaholic Minoru!  I actually finished this in December right before Christmas, and I have worn it just about every day since then 🙂  The main fabric is a cotton/lycra twill from Mood, and it is amazingly soft, doesn’t wrinkle, and a dream to wear.DSC_0209*This outfit is all handmade!  Minoru jacket,  Archer button up, Scout lace tee, Jamie jeans.  Necklace from Native Clutter.

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Knit One…

Doesn’t it seem like everyone is taking up knitting these days?  It seems like all of my favorite sewing bloggers are either getting back into knitting, or learning to knit for the first time.  I just recently started knitting again too, after a history of many stops and starts.  I jumped back in with the popular (and free!) Honey Cowl pattern.DSC_0266 (1)

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Appreciating Archer!

Well I don’t think it’s a secret around here that I think Jen’s Grainline patterns are the bees knees…I have made the Scout Tee several times, a couple of Moss Skirts, a couple Hemlock Tees- and now my second Archer button up!  (You can read about my first one here.)DSC_0062 (1)December was Archer Appreciation Month, and I almost got this done in time but we were traveling the last part of the month.  SO it had to wait until January.  Oh well, I love it all the same and I’m glad I didn’t rush through it.  I don’t think anything about these shirts is particularly hard, but you definitely need to take some time with it.  I used Andrea’s method for attaching the collar stand and it worked fabulously- thanks girl! For the rest I did like last time and relied heavily on Jen’s awesome sew along posts- lots of hand holding there and some videos, definitely a huge help! Continue reading