Showing posts from January, 2015

Space Pants!

My mom has long been a fan of the tights and long shirt look, providing maximum comfort while still looking presentable and stylish. She does not have a pair of Lululemon tights though! My sister and I (as well as millions of 20-something girls on university campuses) all agree that this is a serious crime, but my mom has always insisted she couldn't bring herself to spend that much money on yoga pants. So we had decided to get her a pair for Christmas...

...Until we actually went to buy them. I SWEAR the price keeps going up and up, they're over a hundred dollars now! We quickly found a plan b, and that was workout wear patterns. We ended up getting her the Papercut Patterns Oh La Leggings and Pneuma Tank, and since they are conveniently PDF patterns, I get to use it too! I have seen many versions of these pants floating around the blogosphere and it has always been highly praised, namely Melissa from Fehr Trade has made SIX pairs!

Around this time I had also made my first o…

Welcome to our Sewing Blog

This is a mother-daughter sewing blog that chronicles our sewing projects and documents experiments with re-purposing past-loved garments, and sewing with purpose! Often, we create our own versions of the same pattern so we'd like to show how a pattern can look on two different body types.

Jill is a teacher and programmer who has been sewing for the majority of her life. With a well rooted obsession with pattern and texture she has been filling her spare time, since childhood, with creating wearable objects that make use of the resources at her disposal. Her sewing these days reflects the comfort she craves in her every day style while still being chic. The joys of adjusting to her menopausal body have brought a new dimension and challenges to her sewing projects. The "sewing with re-purpose" will be a way of sharing her delight for creating objects in 3 dimensions.

Ali is a masters student studying structural engineering and sews in her spare time. She likes sewing thin…