Handmade clothing - by me

I posted on my new shared style blog today about sewing clothes. Check it out here!


Ugh, I'm sorry - I've been such a bad blogger. Life is crazy. Yes, we all say that. But I'm here! There has been a fair amount of crafting lately (one baby quilt gifted, another one in process, one more to come this summer...) so I will try to take pics soon.

Speaking of pics, I'm totally smitten with Instagram. Follow me @bighairforpeace.

Some highlights from the last month or so...

Happy weekend! xoxo


New blog!

No worries - this one is still active. My sister and I decided to start a fashion/lifestyle blog. Check us out here!

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend, whatever you were celebrating!


New accomplishment

Woohoo - I finished my first garment! I decided to make the popular Wiksten tank (especially since was cheaper now in PDF download format) in one of my favorite Anna Maria Horner prints (purchased while on sale at Quilt Home). The voile is sooo comfortable for this top.

All in all, the experience went great! It's made with French seams, which I read about in a few different places before attempting to make sure I was doing them right. I spent A LOT of time making sure that my cutting and sewing was as accurate as possible since, unlike a quilt, the fit really mattered!

I love it and think I'll make a few more. It's definitely a classic shape and perfect for the hot, sticky summers here in DC. I may - if I'm brave enough! - try to make a few fit adjustments (ahem, at the bust) but overall I think it turned out great.

Please excuse the pic - Sunday night, with weird lighting, and no make-up, definitely tired after a long (but fun) day...