It’s beginning to look festive out there! It’s mid-December, which means the winter holidays are in full-effect and holiday parties have begun. If you’re like me, you’ll be filling every minute not tethered to your to-do list looking to recharge your batteries. What better way than by curling up with a sneaky stitching project? This week, we’ve got ideas for holiday cross-stitch, sewing, and your favorite: yarn crafts. ;)
Mathilde / Handmade Wardrobe
Sewing the Mathilde Blouse: what worked? What didn’t? And where can you find fun, fresh fabric to pair with some beautiful buttons for adding to your handmade wardrobe? This post has the answers.
Picks of the Week
Fall, that time of year when every other pattern you see seems to find its way on to your to-make list. Let’s see if we can’t tempt you with a few more ideas!
Boardwalk Duet & Fernlace Pullover 2.0 / Handmade Wardrobe
Handmade beachwear is so much fun to make! Find tips for achieving a good fit when knitting from a vintage pattern, and take a look at a handmade, 1940s-inspired swim set.
Picks of the Week
How’s your project queue looking? The latest edition of Picks of the Week has you covered, from amigurumi spiders to giant home-sewn mushrooms. Really!
Simplicity 1803: Just the Skirt / Handmade Wardrobe
Making a skirt from a favorite dress sewing pattern is easy! Get some easy tips for making half of your favorite dress in the latest installment of Handmade Wardrobe on Hands Occupied.
Fernlace Pullover & A Self-Drafted Circle Skirt / Handmade Wardrobe
Working with vintage knitting patterns can be tough, and self-drafting a circle skirt presents its own sewing challenges. Learn what I loved, hated and would do differently in making this handmade outfit.
The ESP Dress / Handmade Wardrobe
Learn the ins and outs, pros and cons of sewing the beginner-friendly ESP Dress from Decades of Style.
Simplicity 1803 / Handmade Wardrobe
Sometimes stash-diving results in a fun dress that teaches you a thing or two about ease and fit. Click to check out the pros and cons of making Simplicity pattern 1803, and get some practical sewing advice from Grandma while you’re at it!