Rainy days here I come…

I’m taking part in my first Sew Along: the Lady Grey jacket sew along.  I’m pretty new to the world of sewing my own clothing. I’ve dabbled in craft and accessories but until recently hadn’t attempted clothes.  As a Scottish Highland dancer, I’ve recently needed some new costumes which are custom and can be incredibly expensive.  Luckily I had help from family and friends, but it inspired me to work on this skill myself.  What better way to start than a ‘sew along’?
I ordered the pattern for the Colette Lady Grey coat, but I’ve also been wanting to make something out of oilcloth… in particular, a raincoat.  So I’m going to try the Amy Butler Rainy Days Hooded Raincoat. I picked up some nice oilcloth from Bobbin’s Nest in Santa Clara. I’m catching up with the group and cutting out the patterns and muslin tomorrow.  Because I’ll be working with oilcloth, I’m going to take this slow as the fabric isn’t very forgiving.  I’ll keep you posted as to the progress.  Here’s a picture of the oilcloth and the green lining.
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Coming Soon…

Check back soon for the first What’s Up Cupcake blog post!

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My stash is overflowing…

This brought me to the realization that I need to do something about it.  After following many crafty friends and bloggers, I’ve decided to join the masses and start my own crafty blog.  I don’t claim to be an expert, but I love to try new crafts and have fun.  I’ll document past, present and future projects as I whittle down my stash (and perhaps build it back up again).

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