All posts from Susi

  • Embellished “Greased Lightning” Skating Outfit

    No sooner did I finish the Grease Skating costume, then we started back with the embellishments. This whole time I was concerned that the outfit was good, but it was not a “traditional”... Jun 01, 2016 - 1 Comment

  • 50’s Theme Ice Skater

    My daughter made the leap from “casual skater” to synchro-team and competitive events. Thanks to our lovely gentle coach, the transition was perfect for our family and our skater. When i... May 18, 2016 - 3 Comments

  • Steps for Success with a Sewing Pattern

    I have been teaching sewing at the middle school. I feel like every lesson they learn is a valid adult lesson too. So I will try to share some of those lessons here too. In order to be successful wit... May 03, 2016 - 4 Comments

  • Cosplay Costume: Hetalia Chibitalia

    I am offering a Cosplay/Costume sewing class at the middle school. When I started talking about it, I realized that I did not know ANY of the characters that the girls wanted to make. One girl said sh... Apr 05, 2016 - No Comments

  • Project: Poodle Skirt

    The girls of the Stitch Lab were asked to help make some poodle skirts for a 50’s musical performance at school. Of course we jumped on the chance. We had one as a “master” and we j... Mar 07, 2016 - No Comments

  • What’s New in Costumes

    On my last trip to JoAnns, one of the ladies was shelving new fabrics. This is always exciting to see, but this day was particularly exciting to me because the new fabrics were for a line of “co... Mar 04, 2016 - No Comments

  • Frozen On Ice

    We just went to Frozen On Ice. What a thrill. My daughter loves to ice skate and recently tried out for the (Jr) synchronized ice dancing team. She works hard at her lessons and always has a smile pla... Feb 26, 2016 - No Comments

  • Project: A Year of Pillows – State Pillow

    I am on a mission to make pillows this year. I see so many that I love around and in the shops. (And they are EXPENSIVE!) So I am going to take it on and sew a bunch. The first pillow in a Year Of Pil... Feb 23, 2016 - No Comments

  • Inspiration: Vintage Pattern Art

    I had fun making a vintage pattern cork board. I had a little bit of a hard time working with the tissue paper, so I did some on-line research. I was BLOWN away by all the different project that peo... Feb 12, 2016 - 4 Comments

  • Rock Climbing Party and Gift Bags

    We hosted a Rock Climbing Birthday Party that was a whole lot of fun. I made the invitations by hand in this post. If you are in Northern California, we went to Studio Climbing. It’s in an old... Feb 10, 2016 - 2 Comments