Tuesday, September 24, 2013


I wanted to share a few makes that I have posted via instagram. There is a great community of sewers, bakers, knitters using the app and its been quite fun and inspiring looking through there work by using hashtags. Instagram has become a great way for me to visually document all of my makes. I certainly don't have the time to blog about each piece but posting a iPhone photo and a few short words via the app isn't nearly as time consuming. I'm always pleasantly surprised with the quality of photos my phone takes. For those of you who enjoy these sort of things you can follow along here. My username is esthercarrera.
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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Silk Robe

silk robe
silk robeThis piece was made with beautiful silk I thrifted a little over a year ago. The moment I saw it I knew I wanted to make a pretty robe. I finally bought a pattern at Joanns during a McCalls sale. I used pattern M6659. I was not to happy with the pattern pieces as I had to make a few adjustments. It's really quite frustraing to cut into such a pretty fabric and then not have the pieces fit the garment properly. I ended up picking out alot of stitches and remeasuring the neck band to make it all work. But I will say that I am pretty happy with the end results. I have so much more to share but I must take photos first.
Happy Sunday

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Hello dear friends. It feels like I haven't blogged in ages. Iv'e been keeping pretty busy these days; sewing, knitting and painting my room. I'll have lots to share on the blog once everything is finished. But for now I will leave you with some photos from a recent family gathering. DSC_0021DSC_0045makeDSC_0039DSC_0050DSC_0082
I think my little cousins are pretty great! We had a lovely time in the front yard enjoying fruit and each other's company.