June 7, 2016

Anywhere Dress: Make Laundry, Don't Do Laundry Tour

Make Laundry, Don't Do Laundry 2016 Tour

There's a point in sewing the same patterns over and over where your can stitch up a new outfit faster than you can wash and dry an old one; that's when you make laundry, instead of doing it. I'm excited to be part of this inspired blog tour from Pear Berry Lane, Paisley Roots, and The Crafting Fiend celebrating sewing over laundry. I'm a natural fit for this.

May 19, 2016

The Solis Tunic & Dress for Pattern Revolution

Solis Tunic & Dress from Sofilantjes Patterns for Pattern Revolution | The Inspired Wren

Earlier this week I had the privilege to be over at Pattern Revolution sharing a review of the too cool for school Solis Tunic & Dress from Sofilantjes Patterns. It is sporty and flirty, and perfectly Peanut.

May 16, 2016

TUTORIAL: Table Setting Placemat

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Tutorial: Table Setting Placemat | The Inspired Wren

As a family we don't dine out often, but we make dinners special by eating together and listening to music while we eat. And in the Summer we do it outside! Of course The Peanut sets the table for us and she still needs cues where to place the glass, the napkin, the fork and knife. So I created these happy, Summer-ready placemats with subtle cues for table setting. Now you can, too!

April 28, 2016

Dottie Vintage (Dance) Bag

Perfect combination of fabric and sewing pattern! Dottie Vintage Handbag | The Inspired Wren


A few dancers monkeying around on a Dottie Vintage Handbag -- perfect for a dance class of first-graders, no?

April 26, 2016

Seam Allowance Defined

Seam Allowance Defined | The Inspired Wren

Seam Allowance

The part of the fabric between the stitching and the raw edge. Typically unseen in final projects, it can vary in size from a scant sixteenth-inch and up. In the illustration below the seam allowance measures a half-inch.

April 19, 2016

2015 CAL Afghan Sampler FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for the 2015 Crochet Along Afghan Sampler on The Inspired Wren

Let's take a quick trip back to last year. I am still receiving lots of questions regarding the 2015 Crochet Along Afghan Sampler. I thought I'd take a quick moment some time today to answer the most Frequently Asked Questions.