This was the last tester version of the Rayann’s Retro top.  The length was pretty close to the original one I did, so you can see she shortened it up.  I made it in an 8 width and 10 length. […]


This pattern testing thing is sure getting me to dive deep into my stash fabrics!  It is also making me have a sewing timetable, where I have to get them done, so it is has been a great impetus to […]


Well, by her anyways. I tested for this dress for Simple Life Pattern Company, since she needed a size 10 tester.  I want to try to use up some of my quilting cotton stash that is just sitting there in […]


It has been quiet here, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been working.  It is actually my busy time at my day job, but I also am teaching a sewing class at church, I have been testing a few […]


I wasn’t sure what to call this.  Basically, it is a tutorial on how to draft and make a shirt where the yoke is enclosed.  This helps protect precious princess skin from irritating seams. I try to deter the complaints […]


The girl is currently playing volleyball, and she also has gymnastics on Saturday mornings, so she asked me to make her some pants that would go over those clothes. It is coooooooollllddd out there, man. So cold, my car battery […]


My family knows me so well. For my birthday in December they all gave me gift cards for Michael’s craft store, which amounted to around a $100 all together.  I finally had a chance to go do a little shopping, […]

The holidays tended to go quite fast this year, and I didn’t get pictures taken of everything I made for everyone. I made a few gifts: – A white fur minky infinity scarf.  It was very plush and the gift […]

There was another call for pattern testing that looked like something I might like to wear, so I held my hand up.  There were a few issues with the bodice, but she got it figured out with help from the […]


Today I am posting the black and white Stylo outfit, which is all Oliver + S patterns (donated by them for the magazine contributors). I used the following patterns: Black and silver stripe top – O & S Sailboat Top Metallic black and […]


First of all, I was very happy that my friend, Rachel at Nest Full of Eggs, asked me to come along with her on this Stylo project.  I love the fashion photography aspect of this little magazine, plus add in […]


Well, I can finally talk about being in the current issue of Stylo, since it has released today! Rachel of Nest Full of Eggs was asked to be in this issue, and she asked me to make a look and […]

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