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The lovely Cosmo Dress

As a self-taught sewist (I know this isn't a real word, but I prefer it over tailor or seamstress because those imply that I earn an income from sewing, or that I'm willing to do your repairs-neither are true) I sometimes underestimate myself. That's why I'm over the moon to be part of this blog tour with Sewpony.

Within months of starting to teach myself to sew, we added twins to our family making for four children, three under two. That left opportunities to sew very few and far between. In the first couple of years I never sewed a pattern more than once. I've come to realize that was actually quite valuable, as each garment offered practice in a new or different sewing skill. Now that I devote more time to my craft, I whip up my favorite patterns time and time again.

Still, there is always something to challenge myself with. This time: piping, with the Cosmo Dress Pattern by Sewpony.

Piping isn't something I've worked with often but it creates such lo…

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