Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bring on the Fall & Winter Projects!

Wow, I've been gone a long time! 

My sewing room is in the attic section of our very old house & it gets extremely hot up there in the summer. Since the weather has cooled off, it's been the perfect opportunity to get back in there and start crossing some projects off my list.

This is the Sweetheart Dress, by Patterns for Pirates. This is my second Sweetheart Dress. It's made for a more stable medium weight knit, So I used Ponte Roma. I like the circle skirt on this dress, it's cut as a giant circle with no seams on the sides.

Right now Patterns For Pirates is having a 30% off sale and a huge giveaway, check it out! I've sewed a few of their patterns and can definitely recommend them for excellent instructions and drafting. They also have a very active Facebook group, which makes me want to sew every pattern I see on there.

I hope you're having a lovely autumn! It's my favorite time of the year. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

More Me Made May

Hello, I have been posting each day on instagram (craftyNHmom) and it's time to do a little round up here. The weather has been getting warmer each day this week, but earlier in the week I was absolutely freezing in my outfits while taking a photo. I did at least get to wear a few warmer dresses I made this winter, so that was good!

Lola Dress by Victory Patterns made with french terry. I embroidered the back. I've made 3 Lolas so far. Very cozy.

Good old green dress. This is one of my standard throw-ons. It's like wearing pajamas.

Another Coco Dress. This time embellished with a Celtic triskele. I'm on an embroidery kick.

 Colette Macaron Dress. I made this about 2 years ago and I still love it.

 Sweatshirt hoodie, Deborah by Mamu Designs. I just couldn't get warm that day!!

 Wiggle Dress from Gertie's first book, still a favorite! I wore this out on Mother's Day. I even got to go fabric shopping at Pintuck and Purl in Exeter, NH. I'll definitely be going back there!! They stocked a ton of my favorite paper patterns and some really beautiful apparel fabrics.

Jamie Dress (Sis Boom), my first sleeveless day of the season! Yay!!
Hanging out with my best friend, Angus.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Day 1 - Me Made May 2016

Starting out with a blurry indoor photo today, taken by my teenager. I hope to soon set up my tripod so I don't have to involve anyone else in taking my photos. 
Since last year I have replaced my camera. I dropped my Canon 60D on vacation and replaced it with a 70D. My goal is to get better at using my settings and lenses to get crisper photos.

Today I'm wearing my gray ponte knit Moneta Dress and Astoria Sweater, both patterns by Colette. The sweater is made from sweater knit from JoAnn fabrics, it is really warm and actually has fleece on the back.

Here is a close up of the embroidered sleeve. 
This embroidery design is part of the Elven Court pack at Urban Threads. This was done on my new Pfaff. More about my the new machine later! That should be a whole post on it's own. I have a lot of catching up to do here on the blog!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Here it comes again!!

You guessed it! 

The only time of year I actually update my blog!

It's almost time for...
Here is my pledge...

'I, Kim of CraftyNHMom, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2016'

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Final week of outfits from Me Made May 2015

Saturday May 23rd
Papercut Patterns 

Sunday May 24
Sewaholic Lonsdale Dress

May 25
Sewaholic Cambie Dress in Gingham

May 26

May 27th
Maria Denmark Tank
Simplicity Pencil Skirt

May 28th
Sewaholic Cascade Skirt 
Nettie Bodysuit

May 29th
Theme day: Your Town!

May 30th
Day to Night Drape Top 
Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen

May 30th
Dark and rainy, but couldn't miss the last one!!
40's style peasant dress, modified version of Gertie's Portrait Top, I used a class on Creativebug to draft this.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sunny Yellow Emery Dress

Tomorrow my oldest child is graduating from high school so I decided to get a haircut for the occasion. For a person who used to be extremely adventurous about my hair, I've been stuck with the same hairstyle for at least 15 years. So I decided to try out bangs. I came home feeling a little unsure but optimistic. Well, when my 7 year old saw me, he started to cry!!! He told me to take a shower so my hair would go back the way it was. You would've thought I'd shaved my head. Unbelievable.

Anyway, here is my new dress, and my "horrible" new haircut. LOL! My son actually carried on so long I had to send him to his room for awhile. It was very dark and rainy today, sorry if my photos are gloomy!

This is my second Emery Dress, the first is here. I really like the fit and will likely make more of these. Changes to the pattern: lengthened the bodice 1/2 inch, shortened the sleeves 1/2 inch. Shortened the skirt above the knee.

This is made from a cotton tablecloth I picked up in the Homegoods clearance section. 

Now I'm going to crawl under a rock and wait for my bangs to grow back.
Just kidding!! I don't think they look bad, just need to get used to them.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Blue Tigers Jamie Dress!

This dress is for my 18 year old daughter, Maura. She didn't exactly feel like modeling on my blog, which I totally get, but I had to show this to someone...because BLUE TIGERS!!!

Can we just take a look at this fabric please!! When I saw it online at I knew Maura would love it. She's started raiding my closet lately and she loved the Jamie Dresses I made a few years ago. She was deciding between Deer and Doe Belladone and Sis Boom Jamie, and chose the Jamie because of it's relaxed fit. Maybe she'll wear it to graduation under her cap and gown?!

This dress is crazy awesome!