In Sewing

weekend work in progress

I know I’m supposed to be working on my 1940s Rodeo Gal shirt but my Cotton and Steel pre-order just arrived from Hawthorne Threads, so naturally I had to drop everything and sew with the new stuff!


Cotton and Steel is a new fabric company founded by Melody Miller (who just so happens to be my hero and biggest inspiration) and I’m so blown away by their debut collections! Go check them out if you haven’t already because they’re exactly the kind of company I want to support. Five amazing women + collaborative fabric collections = AWESOME THINGS.


The yoke pieces on the Rodeo Gal pattern are really big (plus you need to cut each one twice or four times) and I didn’t have enough of the mustang print for that particular pattern, so I’m setting it aside for now. This WIP is a Smooth Sailing/Archer pattern mash-up and I’m thinking it’s about to be my most favorite thing I’ve ever sewn (knock on wood)! Two of the prints are from Melody Miller’s Mustang collection, and the aqua print is by Alexia Abegg for their nearly solid collection “netorious”. I bought five Cotton and Steel prints total and had a different combination in mind for this shirt actually, but I’m realllllyyyyy liking the way it’s coming together. I’ve got some more work to do on it obviously but I’m hoping to have it finished and photographed by Monday.

I could gush about Cotton and Steel all day long but I need to stop so I can get back to sewing!

What are you making this weekend?