Warm Orchid Medallions

For someone who prefers warm weather to cold weather on any given day, I’m loving winter sewing this month! One look at Mood Fabric’s¬†ultra soft black wool knit with orchid pink medallions had me wishing for freezing temperatures ūüėȬ†This lovely¬†medium weight knit features a movable drape and is perfect for many designs. I chose the Blackwood Cardigan pattern by Helen’s Closet. This pattern is very well designed with¬†minimal excess fabric in the front and a close fit around the neck and shoulders. Its fitted shape and extra long sleeves make it perfect for wearing under jackets and vests. Having sewn […]

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Three Cozy Sweaters

  Okay, it is cold here, which really is normal for the end of December and all I want to wear is warm and cozy.¬† This Mood Fabrics’ Italian Gray French Terry is perfect, it looks just like a chunky sweater knit but it is really a comfy sweatshirt! In November on Instagram I started seeing posts about One Week One Pattern and that interested me.¬† What is One Week One Pattern?¬† One Week, One Pattern is a photo challenge to try and get as many sewists as possible making the most out of their sewing patterns, by wearing garments […]

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Rayon-Silk Bomber Jacket for the Holidays

    I love the look of a bomber jacket and started thinking about fabric and something for the holidays. ¬†My thoughts lead to the hot fabric right now, velvet and I headed right over to Pinterest for ideas. ¬†I was on track as I saw several velvet bomber jackets and I knew I had my Christmas look. ¬†My fabric is Mood Fabrics Sultan Red Soft Rayon-Silk Velvet, which is available in 7 more colors. ¬† ¬†The pattern I went with was McCall’s 7100, which is an easy to sew pattern but the velvet did provide the challenges.     […]

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