Showing posts from October, 2017

Love Notions Tidal Top & Dress

I bought the Tidal Top & Dress shortly after it was released. I love patterns from Love Notions and this one looked like it would be a great flowy top for me. However, the first one I made was terrible! I went with my bust measurement and figured there was enough ease for my hips. I was so wrong. Tami, the designer, did a sew-along which included a pattern piece for a godet and 3/4 length and long sleeves. Find the Love Notions Blog Post HERE. That really helped the fit of my original top, but I was still determined to get a perfect fit. I don't think I ever took photos of that top.

I recently reprinted my pattern and decided that I needed to grade out for my hips. And Ta-da! It fits great!

I made this one using a heathered dark olive cotton lycra from Made Whimsy and I got this gorgeous red rose floral from a mystery scrap pack from Wanderlust Designs Custom Fabric.

When I was on vacation, I took about 40 HTV designs with me to "weed". I picked a bunch of intricate …

Star Dust Textile Company Broadway!

Star Dust Textile Company is doing BROADWAY! They are featuring prints inspired by two hit Broadway shows - Wicked and Hamilton. I'm not familiar with either play, but I have some dear friends who are Hamilton fanatics, so I sewed these samples up for them. This preorder is closing on October 31st! Order HERE!

This is the "Shot" panel. The adult panel is a generous 30" wide by 36" tall size.  I used the Halla PatternsAmanda for the top for my friend. My friend is a little but skinnier and taller than me. It will look so much better on her.

I was also sent some of the coordinates "Stars Main" and "Stars Coordinate". The middle of my sleeve is scraps left over from the front panel.

I was trying to conserve my coordinate fabric to give me some fabric for a few other items and decided to do a solid black back and applique a star. The star is a scrap leftover from the front panel. I really love how it turned out!

I have another friend with a youn…

Itch to Stitch - Help Kennis Recover from a Buglary

If you have been following my blog, you will know that I am a regular tester for Kennis Wong of Itch to Stitch. I love her designs and she is a very sweet and wonderful designer to work with. She recently went to Europe for a family vacation and returned to her home in Costa Rica to find it had been broken into with all her equipment she uses to run her pattern company gone. They took her sewing machines, computer, photography equipment, and so many other items. To get he back on her feet and able to produce some new designs, she's having a HUGE sale. All patterns are 20% off and 6 patterns are on sale for $5!

I'll show all that I have made and blogged about, and link my original blog posts. Look through them all and I hope you consider picking up one or more to get Kennis back on her feet and designing again. At the very end of my post is a Rafflecopter giveaway. I personally have purchased 5 of the $5 sale patterns to give away. Pattern selected will be the winner's choi…


Let's be honest. I haven't really done too much cooking on this blog. I've been cooking, but let's just say - it's definitely not worth blogging about. Maybe one day I'll get back to my attempts to become an expert cook, but until then, I'm going to focus on what I'm good at - sewing and photography. So I've decided to rebrand myself. This actually started earlier this year when I became a Rheumatoid Arthritis Ambassador. I was asked to create a twitter account and to find a name that would tell people about me. I thought about it awhile and finally settled on @ sewingscientist. The name really grew on me, and I changed my Instagram account to the same name and made a new Instagram account for my personal life photos. You can also now email me at  If you want to see my "art" photos - you can anytime at

Nothing here is really changing. You will still see lots and lots of posts about sewi…

George & Ginger Slash Tunic

I love George & Ginger Patterns. The styles are always trendy and the fit is great. Kristi has changed her focus on women's patterns and has increased the size range using a new sizing chart. All new patterns will go up to a size 5X and now start with a size 12 tween. The Slash Tunic is the first pattern that utilizes the new sizing. For me, this meant I now fit completely into a size 12 on her size chart - no need for me to grade for my waist or hips.

The Slash tunic is amazing! I love wearing tunics with leggings - especially in the fall. It makes me feel put together, when in reality it's something I can just throw on and feel comfortable. The Slash Tunic has some unique features - princess seams and slits that can be as daring or modest as you want.

The princess seams create a flattering silhouette, while the slits allow a little peek of leg with movement. The Slash Tunic comes in 3 lengths: tunic, mid, and long. It also has multiple sleeves lengths.  I'm wearing t…

Little Roots Fabrics Science Career Round 8

Little Roots Fabrics has a really cool round that really speaks to me. Well, some of the prints do. Round 8 is a career round and has firemen, construction, medical, chemistry, and STEM related prints. This Round is open through November 1st. Order HERE!

Little Roots Fabrics prints in the US using organic inks! And for every order placed a tree is planted in Colorado through One Tree Planted. There is so much to love about Little Roots Fabrics!

I was sent one of the STEM panels. This is the "Stem it" panel. There are so many to choose from and each panel is only $8! It comes as a 20" by 24" panel with a 12" by 20" coordinate.

The panel is big enough for a shirt front for me. The coordinate comes as a stripe at the bottom of the panel, but I added it to the top as colorblocking. It worked perfectly for this Rosaline top from KZJO Studio. I used a heathered denim cotton lycra from Made Whimsy for the back and sleeves. It coordinates perfectly with this panel…

Made Whimsy Game of Thrones

Made Whimsy is offering another round of Game of Thrones inspired prints. I've never seen this show - but, I still love these prints. All prints are available on cotton lycra and french terry.

This is the Rose Gray Dragon Scales Paired with the Dark Coral Made Whimsy Solid.  My top is a soon to be released pattern. I searched for GoT HTV designs for my top and found this one that I thought went perfect with the shape of my top.

These dragon scales are so gorgeous!

This top shows the Win or Lose print with the Made Whimsy Black cotton lycra. My top is the Hamburg Dolman from Shwin Designs.

I found an HTV design for this one too. These chess pieces match the ones in the fabric perfectly.

The details in this design are gorgeous and can be appreciated by non GoT fans.

And lastly - Here is a sneak peek at another colorway of Dragon Scales that will be available in a preorder in the future.

The Preorder closes on October 30th! Order at