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! 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

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

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

Summertime Blues – Kwik Sew 4138

Welp, here I go continuing on my handmade journey. I've said here before how extremely limited my summer wardrobe is. Last year, however, there was one denim pinafore from Forever 21 that I wore to DEATH (and still do) because of it's versatility and casual-cool vibe. Going into this season, I knew I wanted to … Continue reading Summertime Blues – Kwik Sew 4138

Summerbaby – Self Drafted Wrap Skirt

Dressing for Spring and Summer is always a bit challenging for me. Bright colors, bold prints, and the short, blocky silhouettes that have been trending for warm weather lately just don’t suit my style or my body type. I’ve never owned a pair of shorts I’ve felt comfortable wearing in public, even when I’ve determined … Continue reading Summerbaby – Self Drafted Wrap Skirt

Jean Genie – Moji Pants by Seamwork

OK! Round 2 from the sewing fashion front. This time around I decided to be a bit more practical and chose a pattern that was better aligned with my everyday life. Before I quit my full time job to be a SAHM, I worked as a manager at a retail clothing store with one of … Continue reading Jean Genie – Moji Pants by Seamwork