Sherpa Quilted Vest
After seeing vests all over my feed for months I finally got around to sewing one up for myself. The pattern I used is a free one on Purl Soho‘s website. The instructions and pattern are great as is but I had an image in mind of what I wanted and this quilted vest pattern was a good starting point. The goal was a super warm cozy and fuzzy vest to wear as a layering piece under coats or on its own. Something versatile to throw on over dresses or jeans was a must, specifically something not as short as a lot of the quilted vests I’ve been seeing. Fabric…
Emerson Review and Another Pair of Bob’s
Meet my new crush, Emerson. I’m a little heartbroken that we only just met. I can see my magnolia blossoming and Kansas will morph from cool spring to sweltering hot summer in no time flat, but I’ll just enjoy my newly finished wool Emerson pullover for as long as I possibly can. Emerson Review This is the Emerson Pullover pattern by Vivien Shao Chen. It is an oversized crew neck sweater with a folded neckband, knitted top down. This was my first time knitting in Half Brioche. I knitted up the size 40″ (my bust being between 38″ and 39″ inches right now). My gauge was a little small so…
Arthur Pants and Celine Top Review
I sewed up the Arthur Pants pattern by Sew Liberated and juuuust barely had enough leftovers to squeeze out a Viki Sews Celine dress hack. If you’d like to read about these makes and my honest review of this amazing linen fabric head over to Minerva.com. xxx
Rosy McCall’s 7969
Hey there, sewing friends! I am very excited to share my recent make. I had the opportunity to sew with one of Minerva’s amazing Core Range fabrics – a Viscose Crinkle Textured Gauze! For my pattern choice I went with the very popular McCall’s 7969 because I just had to jump on the bandwagon. Head over to Minerva to continue reading about the process. I also used my tried-and-true inseam pocket method stolen from the Tessuti Fabrics Lisa Dress instructions, also talked about here. XX
Hand-Embroidered Lisa Dress featuring Fabric + Flow
Hello, my dear sewing friends! I have a fun little project to share. I’m very happy to announce that I have had the opportunity to sew a bit for myself over the last few weeks. There was a baby item or two sewn up of course, but my hand-embroidered Lisa dress is complete thanks to the help of the fabric store Fabric + Flow. I’ve been attempting to focus more on my own wardrobe and the planning that goes along with it. It isn’t easy. Westley is seven months old and very mobile so he keeps mama quite busy. Regardless of being a mom to a crazy active infant, the…
Spring Sewing with Nature’s Fabrics
After a very long sewing break, relocating our family half way across the U.S., buying a home in the country, raising backyard chickens, starting a home-based business with my husband, and having a fourth child, I have finally made it back to The Mindful Sewist with a new blog post. Phew! Life has been hectic, wild and adventurous. I am not exaggerating at all when I say that the last two years have been a whirlwind of change and surprises. This is true in some way or another for most people around the world I’m sure considering the times we’re in, but looking back I am awed and grateful. Life…
Olive Bull Denim Pomona Pants
I’m finally back with another blog post and collab with Measure Fabrics. This time I got to play with a beautiful Bull Denim and a fun new pattern. I love the finished result so much!..
The Florence Dress in Stripes
Ok, I am super happy with this new thing I made! I had to jump on here and start blogging about it ASAP. This new dress in the exact sort of thing I want to be wearing right now. Its an oversized, gathered, linen-cotton blend dream with interesting style lines and buttons! Ahhh, the good sewing fairies are smiling down on me...
Ikat Suki Robe
It’s been a while! Life has been busy but I’m back again sharing another finished garment. This time I got to play with some beautiful gifted fabric from Measure. I made something very cozy which is all I want to wear in our current quarantine situation in California. I’m not going to talk about Covid 19 today. Although it’s on my mind almost 100% of the time, I will be forcing myself to take a mental break from the topic as I blog it up...
Swiss Dot Silk Chiffon Wilder Gown
Here I am again with a new make that I am so happy with. There has been lots of experimenting with new fabric types around here. Silk may be a new favorite and, surprisingly enough, was not at all as intimidating to work with as I had anticipated. Recently, I was asked to be a Measure Maker for Measure Fabrics featuring some of their very glorious salvaged designer fabrics in my makes. I could not be more thrilled about the opportunity. Today I'm sharing a dress I made with this beautiful Swiss Dot Silk Chiffon from Measure and it may be the most wispy, floaty thing I own...