Category Archives: Works in Progress

It’s a dress again.

Grey & White Striped Dress

It’s almost done!!! Squee!

I still need to hem it, add pockets and attach the straps but after that it’ll be good to go.

And to be fair, I have said that before, only to wake up the next day and take it all apart again. But I think that maybe, I mean it this time. And I am very ready for this dress to be done.

Once it is done I plan on tackling some tops, and then starting on jeans…. eep!

It’s starting to look like a dress…

The dress is starting to look like an actual dress! Wheeee!


There’s still a bunch to do, (sewing the skirt together, hemming, straps, and all the finishing) but I’m mentally ready for this dress to be finished so I can move on to the next thing.

I’m planning on building a couple tops next. Not sure exactly what they’ll be, but they will be tops (of some kind.)

Probably a couple tanks, camis and an over-shirt or two.

All of this while I procrastinate like hell on making jeans.

I know how I want to tackle jeans. I want to take apart a pair I currently own, pattern them and alter that pattern. And I know I can (in theory) make a pair of jeans, but they seem quite intimidating at the moment…

Hitting the sewing restart button.

So I restarted the grey & white seersucker dress and I’m feeling much (much much much) better about it.


It’s basically a shift dress, but I’ll add gourds to the skirt to make the skirt full, and keep playing with the stripes to make it interesting.


And I get to add pockets!

Not loving the placement of these two, but I’ll definitely be adding at least two pockets.

Pockets, pockets, pockets!

I’m crazy excited about being able to create a wardrobe with a plethora of pockets, instead of a significant pocket deficiency.

I could put pockets on EVERYTHING!!

(I won’t, but I could.)

I know this dress is going to be tons better because of how easily it’s coming together. It took ages to finish the first bodice, and I felt like I was fighting it the entire way. But this bodice came together this morning, and while the dress isn’t close to done, I don’t want to stuff it in the trash and light it on fire either, which is a huge step in the right direction.

Yay ease! (and pockets!) 

No more of this “I should be making…”

Last night I was having a moment of “this isn’t work, this is all stupid, what the fuck have I gotten myself into.”

Funny how those moments always come at midnight and feel like DOOOOOOM!

It was the dress. It just wasn’t working. I was feeling like I should be making cute-fruffy-dresses. But I don’t wear cute-fruffy-dresses.

This where I left the dress last night.


The bodice was basically done, and I knew what I wanted to do for the skirt.

But it’s really not my kind of a dress, and I spent this morning ripping the whole bodice apart.

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Zipper, top stitching and all.


So I’m starting again, with less of a plan and more of a good feeling.

No more of this “I should be making…” shit.



I’ve been knitting sweaters!

This is a rather large deal since I usually knit complex lace shawls, and don’t remember the last time I finished a sweater.


The first is a sweater-dress, it was intended to be a tunic. But I kept knitting until I ran out of yarn, and it ended up more dress length than tunic length (oops).

I just need to finish off the armholes, weave in the ends, and wash it. yay!

The colors aren’t really my thing, and I’m wondering if I want to over dye the whole sweater. I’m just not sure I’d ever wear a pink/brown/beige/green variegated sweater-dress. Plus there’s some pretty funky pooling.


The second is a beautiful jewely green tunic (for real this time). I just finished creating the armholes, and am working my way down the torso. Absolutely adoring the color, and can’t wait to wear it!

Sweaters! I am knitting them!