My favorite sewing blogs right now

Here are some of my  favorite sewing blogs right now ( in no particular order):


Gerties Blog for better sewing

Miss Celies Pants


Frabjous Couture

The Selfish Seamstress

A Fashionable Stitch



I love all of these blogs in different ways! So glad I stumbled upon them. 🙂

Basically This pain in the neck 3 month skirt had a silver lining in that it led me to the sewing blogoshpere. Oh, and it fits me to a TEE too! tehee! All’s well that ends well      (once I rip out the zipper and finish the hooks). Heh.


The Three Month Skirt


, , , ,

You know how Anthro and Modcloth have these quirky names for their clothes like : The bicycle dress, or Color Me Blue dress, or High Tea in the Afternoon dress (those names I just made up for fun but you get the gist)? Well, I have a name for my skirt. It’s called the 3 month skirt. Why the 3 month skirt you ask? Well, frankly because it’s taken me 3 months to make this blankety blank skirt! Actually that’s not completely accurate.  I never added a snap or hooks to the waistband so technically it’s still unfinished.

The start of the 3 month skirt: Skirt front with pleats pinned

I inserted an invisible zipper! I was so nervous about doing it I practiced like 3x on a muslin. 🙂

It should have been simple enough, except, I forgot what my sewing teacher told me about ease and slightly round hems and putting in an invisible zipper and… well, almost everything! It was supposed to be such a pleasurable experience but it most certainly was not.  I cut the cloth down a lot and took in the sides. When I finally thought I was having some level of success, I couldn’t figure out how not to make the hem pucker. The only solution I could think of was to sew it with bias tape (ummm). Anyway, it will do I suppose but the thing is, it’s fall. This skirt was made IN summer FOR summer and now it’s fall (autumn is a much prettier word though, isn’t it? I digress…). Oh well, I did learn some valuable lessons and sewing this skirt led me to sewing blogs so alas all is well with the world! What a wonderful, WONDERFUL addicting world it is too.  If I had discovered sewing blogs several years ago, I would probably a ridiculously fabulous seamstress by now. Well, perhaps not but still, a girl can dream 🙂

The outside of the zipper. It’s really invisible! Kinda…


Sewing Inspiration


, ,

New Inspiration from Etsy.

The Etsy shop is called DemestiksNYC

The clothes are so cute! Love the bold print, swing skirt and short sleeves of the  black and white dress. Not really feeling the bow but for a photo shoot it will work. The blouse is just darling! Because I cannot currently afford ( or want ) to spend $130 on a blouse and $200 on this dress,  I am already scheming  of how I can pull something like this off.  With a Sewplaysew style of course. What might that be you ask? I’m so glad you asked! LOL I don’t really know what that means besides it won’t be an exact knockoff :-).

What patterns would you guys use to create these looks?


Hello sewing world!

This is my first entry in my new sewing blog and I’m excited! Inspired by my recent discovery of sewing blogs ( The Selfish Seamtress, Ms Celies Pants, seekatesew,etc.) I decided to start a blog. My intent is really to chronicle my sewing progress and hopefully get some help from other seamstresses as well. I’ve been sewing since I was a little girl but decided to get serious about it 2 years ago. I took a little over a year of sewing classes but now I’m on my own. Welp, here I sew! 🙂