Dress No. 2 in Brushed Cotton

Hellooooooo!!  It’s been so long!  But guess what!  I blogged!  My latest Miss Matatabi Makers post is up on their blog, so go check it out!

Dress No. 2 in Free Way A // you & mie

I made a fall/winter dress for myself in some coooozy nani IRO brushed cotton.  It feels so comfy, I just want to sleep in it!  Get the rest of the details over on the Miss Matatabi blog!

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Canvas dopp kits and a little hand stitching

I’m over on the Miss Matatabi blog today sharing these two dopp kits I made!   I used these lovely canvas fabrics and the Zippered Dopp Kit tutorial from The Purl Bee and I’m loving how they came out.

Dopp Kits in Canvas by you & mie

I added a bit of decorative hand stitching to one to make a personalized gift for my honey!  Check out all the details on Miss Matatabi!

Dopp Kits in Canvas by you & mie

(I’m still going strong wearing handmades for Me Made May, but definitely running out of new things to wear.  I’m trying to remedy that with a couple new Scout Tees – how about you?)

One Lucky Butt

Yo!  Hey!  How’s it going!?  Long time, eh?  How are you doing?

March has rolled in quickly and I feel like I’ve been slammed in all directions.  Overwhelmed is an understatement, but I know that it’ll pass.  Just trying to ride it out.  Anyone else having a crazy month so far?

Well I’m here to share my latest Miss Matatabi Makers project!  I used some beautiful laminated nani IRO to make a changing pad and diaper clutch for the baby, er, toddler.  It feels a little wrong to be changing dirty diapers on nani IRO, but I do love it so much!

Laminated nani IRO Changing Pad and Diaper Clutch by you & mie

Seriously, this is one lucky butt!

Anyways, check out the full post HERE.

Besides this project I haven’t really done any sewing recently.  I’ve been doing something else.  Sorry sewing, I’ve been cheating on you.  With knitting!  Haha, yeah, I picked up the knitting needles recently to try and make myself a beanie.  I’ll let you know how that goes if/when I finish. 🙂

you & mie knits

What have you been working on?

Take care and till next time!

Cotton + Steel Mochi Mochi Mochi!

Hey!  Happy February!  How are you all doing?  January went really well for me!  I spent a lot less time sewing and blogging and more time cooking and walking and sleeping.  Which felt great!  I’d kind of gotten into a good groove, but then all it takes is Hideko getting sick and everything feels like chaos again! But we’ve made a few small changes to our every day lives and we’re trying to declutter plus buy/accumulate less. It feels like a long process, but as long as we don’t give up right? Cotton + Steel Mochi Sewing Machine Cover by you & mie Continue reading

Sweatpants that Shine!

Hello!!  I hope that, for those of you who celebrated, you had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with friends, family, gratitude and food!  I’ve been enjoying a bit of a break from sewing and blogging recently, but I’m here today with a long overdue Miss Matatabi Makers project!

Metallic French Terry Hudson Pants by you & mie

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To kick off October . . .

Hey!  It’s been awhile since I’ve posted over on the Miss Matatabi blog as a Miss Matatabi Maker, but I’m back!  And in honor of it officially being October, I’m sharing quite the Halloween project over there.

Halloween Party Dress by you & mie

Wanna see what I did with this fabric?  I’ll give you a hint – it’s something for ME!  Check it out here.

Happy October 1st!

Triple Gauze Sleep Sack and Blanket

This month I’m taking a bit of a blogging break and enjoying time away from the computer.  I’ve done a lot of sewing recently though, so I’ll have a lot to catch up on when I’m back!  Reposting this project, originally published here, as part of the Miss Matatabi Makers series.  Mmmm . . . triple gauze . . . 

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Ooooh, do I have some amazing fabric to share with you today!

Triple Gauze Baby Set

TRIPLE GAUZE.  Did you know it existed?  I did not, until very recently, and I am now a huge fan!  If you think single gauze is lovely and double gauze is dreamy, well, triple gauze is downright heavenly.

The triple gauze available in the Miss Matatabi Shop is reversible, which makes it even more awesome!  Before I washed it, it was smooth and soft.  When it came out of the wash, it was like a fluffy cloud!  Double and triple gauzes are multiple layers of gauze fabric that are attached every couple of centimeters, essentially basting or quilting the fabric.  After washing and drying, the fabric was already like a perfectly lightweight quilt. Continue reading

Starry Night Washi Dress

Bringing home this post from March, originally published here, as part of the Miss Matatabi Makers series.  This is the THIRD Washi Dress that I’ve made (see 1 and 2), not to mention, the wedding dress I made from a hacked version of the pattern!  Can you tell I love it?  By the way, this fabric is still available in the Miss Matatabi shop!

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When looking through Frances’ fabulous shop, this gorgeous cotton voile caught my eye. It’s called Starry Night and comes in several beautiful colors. I knew immediately that this lightweight fabric would make something wonderful to wear for the upcoming warm weather months.

Starry Night Washi Dress by you & mie

The pattern is the awesome Washi Dress by Made by Rae, with the large bow from the Expansion Pack. I absolutely love this universally flattering, easy-to-wear dress pattern! Continue reading