So I’m super excited about this. I finally learned to sew a master bodice pattern that fits me correctly, and I made a blouse! Continue reading
Or scarf. I mean, that’s what I like abut it. It brings the same color into an outfit that a scarf would but it does it with a texture that’s different and more casual.
I sewed up BurdaStyle’s #7969 Anda Dress last week. I was dubious because it’s so clearly a pattern of the “pillowcase with holes cut for the head and arms and elastic around the waist” category, but enough people on the Interwebs swear up and down that it’s really cute, honest, and I saw enough decent-looking pics of it that I thought maybe it would be okay despite the utterly horrific Burda promo photo.
Today I wanted to take a break from larger projects and make a “quick small project” so I built a stepstool. It was a good lesson in how a “small project” isn’t necessarily a small undertaking, especially when you factor in using new skills or tools. To make my little stepstool I ended up hauling out my miter saw, circular saw, drill and power sander, on top of giving both my jigsaw and Kreg Jig a first whirl. It took all day and made a huge mess. Still, it’s a cute stool, and making it only cost me a buck or so for screws and sandpaper. Continue reading