Category altering clothing

Mother of the Bride Dress

No, not for me. That honor better be at least twenty years away. My niece is getting married this summer and I agreed to make my sister’s dress. It’s been at least ten years since I attempted to sew any type of formal gown, but I was up for the challenge. I figured if I […]

Dye it or toss it?

My girls are quite talented at spilling chocolate or grinding mud into their newest and/or cutest clothes. (One of their favorite activities is digging for worms in our raised garden beds. I’m pretty sure that joy did not come from my half of the DNA.) New, light-colored shirts seem to be extra special magnets for these […]

Infinity Scarves and Giveaway

My sister has been creating all kinds of cool scarves out of scraps that’s she’s trimmed off pants or snipped off skirts. They are awesome. And they got me thinking. A couple scarves would be pretty simple to do and I have some fabulous fabric. This one I got from my sister. She says it […]

Asymmetrical Cardigan in Pink!

I’ve had this sweater hovering in my closet for quite some time. It’s a pretty simple crew-neck, with a cable pattern in a pink wool. I know, pink wool, what’s not to love? Well, the shape for one. Despite being a fine-gauge knit, the sweater was rather boxy. And the crew-neck, much too high to […]

Bridal Shower / Quilting Bee

Last week I mentioned that I had been doing a lot of sewing, but I couldn’t tell you about it yet. Well, now I can! My mom used to sew a lot. She wore out two motors in her sewing machine. She used to make most of my clothes. She made sock animals, pound puppy […]

Shirt and Pants Bag

The last couple weeks have been crazy. My sister and I have been putting together a bridal shower for my niece. It’s going to be so cool. I will post pictures and such after. I want it to be a surprise. In the mean time, my husband tore the sleeve of one of his work […]

It’s not going to rot, but still…

August flew by. I’m not sure what happened to it. Now here it is September. The kids are in school. Yes, ALL the kids! For two brief mornings, I will be home all alone. Well, not alone, the kids were concerned about this, but then they remembered that God is always with us. So I […]