Spring Handmade Closet

I am so excited about the warmer weather and all the CUTE clothes that are out this season!  But in addition to doing a liiiiittle bit of shopping, I am planning on sewing up a bunch of handmade garments for spring! I have already gotten a pretty solid start, and have a list of some great patterns to add to my collection. Here’s some of the things I’ve already made, and a few of the items I plan on sewing[Read more]

Pattern Testing: Ania Tunic from Coffee & Thread

Earlier this month, I was so excited to be selected to be a tester for Coffee & Thread’s just released pattern, the Ania Tunic!  I have tested one other new pattern before, and it is extremely empowering and undoubtedly humbling at the same time to help a pattern designer (aka GENIUS) perfect their sewing patterns for mass release.  Olga from Coffee & Thread is so talented, and I used her gorgeous Eleena Dress pattern to sew up the girls Easter/Baptism dresses back[Read more]

#SpringHandmadeCloset

I have been so excited about the weather and how lovely and warm it has been outside, and all it makes me want to do is hole myself up in my upstairs sewing room and make billions of springtime dresses!!  I have been perusing all the beautiful new patterns and going through my list of old favorites to compile my Spring Handmade Closet challenge for myself this year! I started this semi-annual challenge for myself last fall (see that list[Read more]

Handmade Closet: Two Dress Staples

As soon as Christmas is over, and certainly after Valentine’s Day, my mind starts to wander away from jackets, scarves, sweaters, and boots, and towards lighter weight dresses, short sleeves, and sandals!  And though I really loved all the clothes I made for myself over this past fall and winter, I am ready to challenge myself again with some beautiful new spring and summer clothes! As I look through all the beautiful and amazing new spring patterns from my favorite[Read more]

Fall Handmade Closet Wardrobe

Over the summer, while I was talking a break from the Goat & Lulu Etsy shop,  I did a lot of sewing for myself.  When I am caught up in orders, and making things for the kids, it is nearly impossible to carve out two hours or so to make a dress for myself (I still have a tunic that I cut out summer of 2014 that is waiting to be sewn together!)!  But while I wasn’t taking orders, I used my[Read more]

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