Monthly Archives: December 2018


Yesterday I spent the entire day putting patterns together and cutting out fabric. Once I was done I realized that I probably had enough material left over to make something else, so why not cut some more?

So, I opted to make a tunic length, fitted Astoria (you can see my previous version here) with a cowl neckline. I went with the gray for the body with the “space dye” for the sides, cuffs, and neck – I’m really hoping these two work together well because they are very different fabric weights and can potentially hang oddly once they’re in the same garment. With that said, let the sewing begin!

Sewing for Christmas

Initially, I told myself that I wasn’t going to make Christmas gifts this year. Then, shopping happened. I realized what my mom needed most this year is just some new, comfy clothes to hang around the house in (most of what she owns is too large for her now, but she refuses to go out and buy anything new). While I purchased a few things, I’ve decided that she could use some leggings.

Joann’s usually has a decent selection of athletic knits, so I wound up picking a few to start with (FYI, check the website and the store prices – I discovered that they are not always the same. In this case, the website had the fabrics 60% off while the store was full price. I wound up going home, ordering online, and picking up the fabric the same day). My intention is to make her a few Clara Leggings and a tunic top or two that goes with them.