The Maddie Scout Tee

The Maddie Scout Tee

I made up another Scout Woven Tee with the fabric I bought while hanging out with Maddie!! I blogged about this day, but, like the idiot I can sometimes be, totally missed the chance to take a picture with this cutie.

I DID, however, help Maddie choose some really cute cotton prints for her undies dreams AND haggle with Kashi over the price of this fabric šŸ˜€

The Maddie Scout Tee

I did the same hi-lo hem on this one and attempted to draft longer sleeves. I initially made them longer than what you see here, but they were much too tight for comfort.Ā  I hacked them off which saved it. But working with this slippery fabric was a bit challenging and some of the seams had to be serged again so the end result is slightly too tight across my upper back.

The Maddie Scout Tee

No worries, though. I gave it to my oldest and it fits her perfectly. The jury is out on whether she will actually wear it. If I see it hanging out in the shadows for too long, I’ll repossess it šŸ˜€
I’m wearing it with the Janice skirt here, but it also looked great with jeans. I have more of this print for try #2. With proper long sleeves. Wish me luck.

And, no,Ā  I did not take these photos in a cave. Just on a very rainy, bleak day, lol


One Big, Happy (International, Sewing) Family

I have been super lucky recently and I’d like to shout out the peeps responsible. It’s an international round up of sewing related awesomeness. I have been featured two, very cool, places. It’s always SO nice to make something that you love and have others love it, too!

Let’s head to


The super sweet Kristiann, of Victory Patterns fame, asked to feature my Roxanne on her blog:
My Roxanne :: Featured @ Victory Patterns!

I was so honored! Not only did I love working with her pattern, I truly have not interacted with a sweeter business owner!

Next, to


The same week, Erica of Recycled Fashion Finds featured my Black & White at the Night Circus refashion:
Black & White :: Featured @ Recycled Fashion Finds!!

I’m really proud of this outfit so it pleases me so much to know that it was well liked by other refashionistas!

A much anticipated package from super groovy StephC of Cake Patterns also arrived this week! As excited as I was about the package making it from 3Hours Past the Edge of the World, I was expecting an epic battle at the post office. New Yorkers will sympathize with me. Postal relations are crap here. But it was DEAD easy to get it!!

Watch this space for more of that awesome (though wrinkled from travel) dress!!

And back in

New York

I already waxed poetic about the chance to shibori dye with ladies full of awesome, but in this same week, I was able to see Christine again, squeeze Oona in welcome (back to NY) and congratulations AND meet Maddie!! I had to run relatively quickly (kids to pick up from school and all that) but the short visit was more than worth it!! I was even, lovingly, badgered into buying some gen-u-ine garment district fabric!

The sewing community is spread all over the world. I’m so happy to know peeps from all corners of it!!