A Grand Affair: TISSU’s New Location!

A Grand Affair: TISSU’s New Location!

Less than two months until Craftacular, three months until another special event (more info to come on that), and so...what am I doing here?!  I know I should be getting to work, but before I do, I absolutely must share these photos from TISSU Sewing Studio's Grand Re-Opening! On July 27, TISSU hosted special guest [...]

Guess What?

Guess What?

HA!  Sorry, I couldn't resist... But guess what else?  There are new items in the shop! The Rustique linen tunic is a comfy, versatile top made to your measurements from a lovely, (lovely!) linen. It's truly one of my favorite go-to wardrobe pieces.  It's available in two colors, and can read more about it here. [...]

The Season of Green // Studio (and Garden) Update

The Season of Green // Studio (and Garden) Update

After all of April's cold, it's suddenly summer! Between gardening, other side jobs, and--yes!--some actual creating, I haven't spent any time keeping things updated on the shop. However, I hope to be adding some things next week.  (I'm always hoping, aren't I?!?)  It's my goal, anyway... But that garden...it's finally looking great.  We had a [...]

Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 3 of 3

Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 3 of 3

To some, Slow Fashion might look like just another trendy gimmick to market to consumers; indeed, there are companies who, quite predictably, use the "green" label to persuade people to buy items that may not, in reality, be all that green.  And yes, ethical, sustainable, and artisan brands of clothing typically do cost the consumer more [...]

Totes Totes: Free Market Bag Tutorials & Patterns

Totes Totes: Free Market Bag Tutorials & Patterns

Farmer's Market season is nearly upon us!  This is something I just realized the other day...I also realized that I've been really bad about remembering to bring my totes to the grocery store.  Market totes are the kind of thing you can't have too many of....(especially when you're forgetful.) I thought this might be a [...]

Breton / French Sailor Top! (Free Sewing Pattern.)

Breton / French Sailor Top!   (Free Sewing Pattern.)

{This pattern was originally published July 2016 on my now defunct blog, Prairiesque.} I’ve been wanting to make my own striped blouse/Breton top/French sailor shirt for a long time.   I had made the pattern, but it was surprisingly difficult to find just the right fabric.  I finally found a great fabric at Needle Nook Fabrics here [...]

Gypsy Belle Jacket

Gypsy Belle Jacket

This is just a little project/prototype I made for myself, and I wanted to share it...it was somewhat inspired by the lovely jacket Belle (Emma Watson) wears in the live action version of Beauty and the Beast.  (#nerdalert) This was my first version of the jacket from the pattern I came up with.  There are quite a [...]