The Costa Tote from Helen’s Closet – #FreeMakeFriday

Are you sick of me talking about Helen's Closet patterns yet? Of course you aren't! Today's free make is the Costa Tote, and all you have to do is sign up for her email list to get your free downloadable copy of this essential pattern. I used a few pieces of scrap fabric to make … Continue reading The Costa Tote from Helen’s Closet – #FreeMakeFriday

Sew With Me: The York Pinafore -by- Helen’s Closet

Another YouTube vid is up on my channel now, and this time you can have some fun with me in my craft room as I make my York Pinafore from Helen's Closet! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCk1Ud49qQU&t=2s Details:Pattern: The York Pinafore from Helen's ClosetFabric: Tencel Twill in Copper from Blackbird FabricsSize: Sewn in a straight 12 (no adjustments) based … Continue reading Sew With Me: The York Pinafore -by- Helen’s Closet

The Start of Something – The York Pinafore from Helen’s Closet

Another one for Helen's Closet! If you watched my April Makes / May Sewing Plans video, you may recall my plans to make the York Pinafore from Helen's Closet using a delicious copper-hued Tencel twill I purchased a while ago from Blackbird Fabrics. With the weather finally promising something resembling spring, I thought now would … Continue reading The Start of Something – The York Pinafore from Helen’s Closet

#FreeMakeFriday MOAR FACE MASKS

Unless you've been living in a cave, you know that the world is pretty much on fire, bro (in a weird reality which would make living in a cave ideal). Since my 1/4 in elastic FINALLY arrived the other day, I have been back on the face mask train lately. Naturally, I had to share … Continue reading #FreeMakeFriday MOAR FACE MASKS

Overall Enthusiasm-K4138

She's back! Here goes round 2 for the Kwik Sew #4138, this time view B. As you may recall, I made the pinafore version of this pattern last year that left me with mixed feelings. It just felt a bit too young for me and the flouncy skirt didn't quite work for my body type. … Continue reading Overall Enthusiasm-K4138

#FreeMakeFriday – The Peplum Top from Peppermint Magazine

Today's free make is the sweet and simple Peplum Top from Peppermint Magazine! Not only is this adorable summer staple available as a free download, but Peppermint Magazine also has a whole slew of incredible sewing patterns free to try as well, like the jumpsuit, the button-up dress, and the ruffle sleeve top. *Please note … Continue reading #FreeMakeFriday – The Peplum Top from Peppermint Magazine

My April Makes + #MeMadeMay plans

I am so excited to share my new YouTube channel, Happy Makes Me! Here I plan on teaching you how to craft your own handmade lifestyle using myself as the guinea pig. I truly believe creating something with your own two hands is one of the most empowering and enriching things a person can do. … Continue reading My April Makes + #MeMadeMay plans

Take Your Mama – The Patsy Overalls from Ready To Sew

Another sewn garment in the span of two weeks? What am I, an actual sewist or something?! With social distancing still very much a thing we're doing right now, I've been utilizing this time to tackle a nagging task and address my "new uniform". I work from home now, but my wardrobe still very much … Continue reading Take Your Mama – The Patsy Overalls from Ready To Sew

Spring Sewing Plans

I'm a planner at heart. For me, simply thinking about upcoming projects and putting together mood boards can sometimes be more fun than the actual making of the item itself. Though I often change my mind the second new inspiration strikes, I still enjoy dreaming up makes based on images or styles I come across. … Continue reading Spring Sewing Plans

Blue Jean Baby – The Ashton Top from Helen’s Closet

As a beginner sewist, I know that churning out a few makes that don't quite work is inevitable. A big part of the creative process is embracing the fun of failure...right...right?! But after a couple of misses (both before I could even finish the project) I needed a win to boost my confidence back up. … Continue reading Blue Jean Baby – The Ashton Top from Helen’s Closet