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Roses and Welts

I made another skirt, a much better fitting one than the last two. It’s a basic a-line skirt from Sew U, but I made tons of changes. First, I left out the front darts to accommodate my tummy.  Then, I reduced the length substantially, and also lopped off about...

Forest Flower

My Forest Flower is done. I wish I could conjure up a studio and professional photographer to capture its beauty. Many of the nearly 2000 project pages on Ravelry state how easy this pattern is, and they are right. Often the sheer beauty of a design makes people knit...

Cheapskate Sew U Shirt

My Sew U Shirt is almost done. Cut, slashed, sewed, ripped, re-drawn, but the bones and flesh are done; it only awaits trimming and prettifying. But first, the back story. A big reason why I started making my own clothes was the the difficulty in finding anything my...

Lady Tryamour

I made pretty socks after a long time. Leaves, lace and trailing lines! Not something to stuff into a hiking boot. But they’re pretty, and since I mostly wear socks to keep my feet warm during flights, they’ll do. As noted before, I like using thicker than...