Wednesday, February 26, 2014

U is for Underwear... Sew All 26

I am so excited to be a part of Katy's Sew All 26 Series over at No Big Dill.  I picked the letter U for a very specific reason...

...I am soon going to be potty training my twin boys - EEEEEEEKKKKK!  And that means I will need underwear - a LOT of underwear.
But, in looking at some great patterns for kid sized underoos, I found myself side tracked by Jocole's Basic Brief for women.  I looked at her pattern, and pretty example images, and I took a good look at my sad underwear drawer.
I'm going to be so unbelievably honest - the last time I got new underwear was when the boys were born - yep, three years ago.  I still have things in there from college - say what?!?!? So as much as my boys will soon be taking the venture towards diaper-less-dom, that is at least a month a way, and the truth is I am so overdo for some 'unmentionables' for me.
This pattern is great; three waist heights: hipster, high waist and ruched back, three leg rises: bikini, brief, and boy short.  I went with the hipster height with the brief leg rise.  In about 15 minutes I had four pairs cut out, and lass than an hour latter 2 were complete.

I had fun with one pair making a color block on the side and using a cute print for Joanns.  The color block isn't included in the pattern, but it is super simple to do.  Just fold the sides of your front and back piece towards the middle.  Cut your front and back with the sides folded in.  Then, take those folded sections and trace them onto a piece of paper as one piece - add seam allowance and you are good to go!

I finished the pair off with fun elastic I found at Fabric Fairy.

The second pair, I sewed my elastic on the wrong side - yep these are the things that happen when you sew at 5am ;op  But since I attached it with the serger, I kinda liked the look, so I left it - I could also turn it and top stitch like I did the waistband.  I have two more to sew, so I'll keep playing with the finishing details I like!  I really like the panty lining and the way these come together inside and out.

Next up.... Underwear for the boys!

Head over to No Big Dill to check out all the letters of the alphabet and to add your own creations to the fun!


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Build A Better Wardrobe Giveaway!!!

Ok - if you missed it... I'm organizing this kinda big thing over at Pattern Revolution.  It is called Sew Yourself Some Love, and it is all about encouraging women to take care of themselves so that they can better encourage and take care of the world around them!!!

We are having a super fun Link Up party that has PRIZES.... so please share with all of your blogging friends, and come on over and join in the link up PAR-TAY!  The Elizabeths of Simple Simon are two of our fantastic judges - love those girls.

So if you are sewing along with Project Sewn or Shades of Me - come on over and share those projects with us too.  We want to see what you are creating, we want to be inspired, we want to see all those smiles that say 'I made something for me - and I LOVE it'.
Grab a button and spread the word!!!

Building a Better Wardrobe Giveaway

Building a Better Wardrobe Giveaway

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sew Yourself Some Love

So it has been a bit quieter over here than normal, but that is because I have been working on something BIG.  An entire month of sewing for women over at Pattern Revolution, we're calling it 'Sew Yourself Some Love'.  I've spent the last month rounding up awesome patterns to review, getting my amazing team of sewists excitedly working on new tutorials to add even more versatility to some of your favorite patterns, and of course picking and choosing what I am going to sew up over the next month.
We kicked off yesterday with this amazing post from Robin Hill: Talkin' About a Revolution  and I took the pledge...

So if you are sewing something for yourself this month, make sure to come over and join in the fun!