Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Name!!

My blog has a new name, Handmade Dress Haven.  I decided to change the name so it matches my Facebook page.  On Facebook,  Handmade Dress Haven is a fun page to talk about sewing for kids and for yourself.  One of the things we are really good at is identifying fabrics used by others and finding patterns.  But, it is also a good place to just chat about sewing for free.

Handmade Dress Have on Facebook

What else have I been up to?  Well, a lot of sewing for my business but that should slow down soon and I am going to participate in the Summer of No Pants.  From the Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! Blog:

Summer of No Pants 2011 Challenge

The Summer of No Pants 2011
a skirt and dress making challenge
May 23-June17

Are you up for the challenge? Join the Summer of No Pants 2011 Flickr Pool where you can share the skirts and dresses that you make in the 4-weeks before summer officially starts! The sewing challenge will run between May 23-June 17, 2011.


I bought some new sewing patterns for me off Etsy.  I am going to use my beloved Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow blue collection and also grab some of the new Tula Pink Prince Charming in blue and olive to coordinate.  First, this Fashion Formula Skirt pattern collection looks really fun.

 I also grabbed this Diane Kimono pattern as well.   I might get some voile for this one, maybe some Kaffe Fassett.  Or I could use the Hokka Japanese cotton fabric in black and watermelon that I just bought. 

What I like about both of these patterns is that they look simple to sew and simple to sew for the middle age body that is not very slim and trim anymore. 

So, what are you up to this summer!  Join the Summer of No Pants! 


  1. ooooh, i like that kimono one. might have to look for that to purchase. let me know how it goes!

  2. Thanks! I have at least one week of sewing for others and then I will sew for me!

  3. I love the Sew Serendipity dress. Have you seen her Betty June dress pattern? I love it! I have been in a skirt, or bathing suit, almost the entire summer so far! Well except for when I run. I love the idea of summer of no pants!