Kid’s Clothes Week is starting tomorrow (or today, depending on your time zone), so I might take the opportunity to show you probably a last summer dress (there were actually a few more, but I’m not sure if they will be shown here). This dress was not actually planned in advance, but the day before our… Continue reading Summer last dress (for now, at least)
I know it’s been a couple of weeks since I last post here. Sorry! Between the mandatory office work, there have been additional work requests (which I’m truly thankful for), a couple of celebrations to prepare (a First Communion and a Confirmation) and much more in-between, I hardly have any time left lately. Hence, I decided to keep… Continue reading Sewing update | Stacia, Stella and Mary Dee
Glad to be back here again! The Easter/Spring break (really, already?) has arrived and as much as I’d love, I don’t find it easier to have time to manage everything. Like most of you (do tell me that’s true!), finding a balance between family/personal life and a full-time job can be quite challenging. Obviously, something… Continue reading Late posting (again) – the new Mara
I’m not the best candidate for refashion clothes as much of my own clothes are actually worn to exhaustion (i.e. usually not good enough to refashion) and my kid’s clothes are usually (with a very few exceptions) handed-down to other children. Obviously, I still have my husband clothes – and these usually are in a pretty good… Continue reading Refashion Week at House of Estrela
I’m pretty sure I’m about the only person I know (and that sews, of course) that really doesn’t mind sewing the same outfit again and again. Usually most of the patterns I truly love will be made at least three times in the same season (and I’m not talking about sewing it for 3 different… Continue reading Let’s do it again 🙂
It finally happened … I actually didn’t planned it in advance, but when you score a piece of Liberty larger than expected, your sewing priorities change a bit, right? The Liberty piece (Edenham print) is (was) almost 2 meters length and while I knew it would make a lovely blouse/dress for my girl, I was itching to… Continue reading Selfish sewing (yes, for me!)
Tell me this also happens to you: You got yourself a new pattern but you don’t have a clue on how to start it. Every single piece of fabric in your stash just doesn’t seem right for it and even after seeing some great versions from other persons, you still can’t make it happen! This… Continue reading A peasant-style tiered dress anyone ?