Prep Prep Prep

Have you figured out how my brain works yet? I like to do a lot of prep work and then I like to accomplish a lot. Everybody thinks I’m extremely productive, and I am, but there’s also some smoke and mirrors to how productive I am. I come to events and retreats and sew days with items ready to sew so I don’t have to do the prep works that take so much time. It means I get a lot of gratification all at once. Haha.

Anyway, I’m at the point where I’m ready to do some serious sewing, so here’s what you should look for soon.



Photo Courtesy of Patterns for Pirates on Craftsy


Can you tell I really like Patterns for Pirates? My mom and I have been sewing up Judy’s patterns like crazy. It’s amazing how they work for so many body types. And they are so comfy. And easy. And modern. Yeah, we’re big fans.

Anyway, I’m going to make this Layer Me Up Shirt, but I sized up quite a bit because I don’t like things right next to my skin. The sleeves are going to be the below print and then I’m using a teal cotton jersey that I got from LDG Showroom for the solid. I like having the fun flair of the sleeves.


Photo Courtesy of Hawthorne Threads

Photo Courtesy of Hawthorne Threads


I recent used this fabric for a Linden, but I had some leftover and thought it would be perfect for the sleeves of this shirt. I didn’t buy the fabric from Hawthorne Threads – mine came from Modern Makers here in KC.

Continuing with the Patterns for Pirates kick…



Photo from Patterns for Pirates


You’ve seen this before. I don’t have a picture of the fabric I’m using because it came from LDG Showroom. It’s an awesome Brushed Poly Spandex Knit in two colors. It’s super soft on one side and then like performance fabric on the outside. I’m also using Patterns for Pirates’ add on to this top and adding a hood and kangaroo pouch to make it like a real hoodie. It will definitely be lounge wear.


Boyriend V neck

Photo Courtesy of Patterns for Pirates on Craftsy


You’ve seen this before, too, but I have two more cut out. Again, I don’t have the fabric because I’m using a waffle knit that’s teal with black tigers on it that I got at a retreat for one and then a nice light coral striped jersey that I bought at Modern Makers before it was actually Modern Makers. I sized this one up, too, so it wasn’t so tight.


Pumpkin Spice

Photo Courtesy of Patterns for Pirates on Craftsy


I made one of these already out of the Aztec Multi sweater knit that is so awesome, but I need more because it’s sooooo comfortable. The first fabric I’m using is another sweater knit, but it’s more loosely woven than the Aztec Multi. It’s gray and teal striped and I got it from LDG Showroom. I’m using faux leather that I got from Girl Charlee for the sleeves, which I think will be really awesome.



Photo Courtesy of Girl Charlee


Then this sweater knit from Girl Charlee is what I’m using for the other one. I want to add an elbow patch to this one and I’m thinking a brown faux leather would be awesome, but that will all depend on if I have time to buy it and for it to ship by the time I’m ready to sew this up. We’ll see.


Free Spirit Tank

Photo Courtesy of Patterns for Pirates on Craftsy


And my last Patterns for Pirates prepped item is another Free Spirit Tank using a neon green workout fabric that I purchased from LDG Showroom.

Judy is going to release a cardigan pattern soon and I’ve already bought some maroon sweater knit from Joann’s for it and I’m just waiting for the pattern to release. You’ll probably see that finished soon, too. 🙂

Moving on from Patterns for Pirates…



Photo Courtesy of Wiksten


You know I’ve made a million of the Wiksten Tanks before and I’m ready to make another. I modified the pattern a ton to get the perfect fit for me, so it’s really a super modified Wiksten that I’m making.


Chevron Knit

Photo Courtsey of Fabric Worm


I’m using this Birch organic knit that I bought at Modern Makers for it. For loving chevrons so much, I actually don’t have a lot of clothing that’s chevron. This will help.

So that’s all of the apparel I have prepped. Besides apparel, I am in the process of cutting a Halloween quilt and hope to put that together soon. I also bought a Halloween panel that I’m going to turn into place mats. Ideally, I’ll have those done before Halloween. Ha. Wish me luck!


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