Wednesday 19 December 2018

Player 2 Patterns: Purple Whale Stuffie

This is the Player 2 Patterns Whale Stuffie Sewing Pattern.  This time, I made him using some purple fleece and a remnant of cotton fabric from my scrap pile for his belly.

For his eyes, I used 40mm YeahShop on Etsy.
safety eyes that I purchased from

Sunday 16 December 2018

Player 2 Patterns: Christmas Tree Pillow

Hi everyone!  I love Christmas and I especially love sewing for Christmas.  Here is a new pattern in my Etsy shop that will help you decorate for the holidays - the Christmas Tree Pillow.

Thursday 22 November 2018

Player 2 Patterns: Bean Bag Frog with Safety Eyes

This is the original Player 2 Patterns sewing pattern - the Bean Bag Frog.  Here he is with safety eyes, so a great toy for kids.  He's fun to bring with you anywhere and to toss around.

Monday 12 November 2018

Player 2 Patterns: Make-Up Case with Bow in Lightweight Denim

This is the Player 2 Patterns Make-Up Case with Small Bow pattern that is available for sale through my Etsy Shop.

This time, I made the case from a lightweight denim fabric that I had on hand in my basket of scraps.  The trim was also left over from a previous project.

I'm going to use this make-up case to carry a few small items in my purse for day-to-day use.

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Very Easy Vogue 9156: Houndstooth Jacket

I made this jacket a while ago, and finally got around to taking some photos. The broach I'm wearing on the lapel was purchased to go on the first gown I ever made.

Fall is my favorite time of year because of all of the awesome wool fabrics.  Who doesn't love houndstooth??

Friday 2 November 2018

Simplicity 8113: The Legend of Zelda

Here it is!  My 2018 Halloween costume.  Another one of my favorite Nintendo characters - Princess Zelda.

This was a lot of fun to make and I made a lot of progress on it during my vacation from work.  

Wondering if there are any rupees inside...

And here's my pumpkin.

Happy Halloween!

Saturday 20 October 2018

Player 2 Patterns: Wine Bottle Gift Bag for a Moscato Rosé

I purchased this Jacob's Creek Moscato Rosé as a gift and used some floral quilting fabric from my stash to make this pretty gift bag using the Player 2 Patterns "Wine Bottle Gift Bag" pattern.  

This pattern sews up in under an hour and I will be using it again a lot at Christmas time for more gifts.

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Player 2 Patterns: 5 Button Pillow in a Winter Print

My mom picked out the fabric and the buttons for this pillow, and I helped her make it.

We will display this pillow over the upcoming Christmas holidays, because of the wintery theme.

Sunday 14 October 2018

McCall's M7358: Leopard Print Top with Sash

I made this top in the summer, and I've worn it a few of times already.  I got a lot of compliments on it when I wore it.

I finally got around to taking a couple of photos for my blog.  I love the sash and the silky leopard print fabric worked out well because it has a little bit of body to it.

I hadn't made very many McCall's patterns before, so I wasn't sure how my experience would be, but the pattern was simple to understand and everything worked out well.

Thursday 11 October 2018

Player 2 Patterns: Reversible Grocery Bag in Cotton Prints

Here is the Player 2 Patterns Reversible Grocery Bag with a floral print on one side, and an abstract print on the other.  I made this bag for my mom for grocery shopping at the local market. Now she can shop in style.

Here are a couple of pictures of the Reversible Grocery Bag with some delicious snacks and some fresh produce.

Saturday 6 October 2018

Burda 6461: Rick Rolling Trench Coat

I was inspired to make this Burda coat by my favorite Rick Astley song, "Never Gonna Give You Up".  In the video Rick shows off his 1980's style in a tan trench coat with black pants and a black mock turtleneck.

I made my coat out of a tan bouclé Manchester wool fabric, and updated the look with my black booties.

I Rick Rolled all of my friends with this image of me and Rick Astley.

Saturday 22 September 2018

New Look 6434: Embroidered Top with Dramatic Sleeve

New Look 6434 is a great top to sew if you like the fancy sleeve trend that is happening now in fashion.  

This is the second time I've sewn this pattern, because I received a lot of compliments on the first version. Click here to check it out: New Look 6434: View D in Embroidered Cotton

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Player 2 Patterns: Red Plaid Wine Bottle Gift Bag

I designed this new Player 2 Pattern with the holidays in mind (hence the red plaid), but really it would be great for a host gift any time of the year.  Also great for using up those scrap fabrics!

Thursday 13 September 2018

Simplicity 1366: Cynthia Rowley Skirt in Blue & Black Checkers

I like a lot of the Cynthia Rowley patterns for Simplicity, they're all very trendy.  I made this skirt pattern in the shorter length to kick off my sewing for the Fall/Winter 2018 season.

There's a top and a camisole that goes with this pattern as well.

Monday 10 September 2018

Player 2 Patterns: Drawstring Gift Bags in 2 Sizes

Introducing another new pattern in my Etsy Shop!  The pattern for this Drawstring Gift Bag comes in a small and a large size.  It's quick and easy to sew and is a great way to use up some of your scrap fabrics while making a cute pouch that is perfect for wrapping gifts.

Friday 7 September 2018

Player 2 Patterns: Pleated Make-Up Case in a Printed Floral

I've had this pattern in mind for a while.  It can be used as a make-up case, or a pencil case or to hold pretty much anything you want.

The fabric I used is actually quilting fabric, because I really liked the print.

I'm planning on sewing some of these for gifts at Christmas (yes, it's not too early to start thinking about your Christmas sewing and crafts!).

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Very Easy Vogue V9021: Green Fitted Flutter Sleeve Dress

I've made this pattern before, and I really liked how it turned out, so I decided to try it again.  This time I made View B, which has a longer pencil skirt.

I had this green suiting fabric in my stash, which happens to be my favorite color.  It was great to work with.  My hat if from Indigo and my leopard print shoes are from Aldo. 

This is a great pattern, and even though I've already made it twice, I would definitely make it again - maybe in an interesting print next time.

Saturday 1 September 2018

Player 2 Patterns: Cat Nap Sleep Mask

Hi friends! I have a new sewing pattern for sale in my Player 2 Patterns Etsy Shop.  It's called the Cat Nap Sleep Mask and it's perfect for afternoon naps or for just relaxing after a long day.  It's fun to make for yourself or as a gift for someone in your life who is stressed out!

I had a lot of fun designing and sewing this pattern.  I hope you enjoy it as well.