Day 20 - Lisa

Hello!  I’m Lisa 
who lives in the mountains of South Carolina, United States 
and blogs at  Lisa'sCarolina | Handmade   

It is such an honor to be asked by Ellen to share a little with you today.  
 I've been making my own clothes since early 2013 sewing mostly Burda and Ottobre Design Woman patterns with a few Big 4 patterns here and there.  

I do not buy ready-to-wear clothing anymore.  It has been an amazing journey of learning new skill-setsbut what I cherish most is having the opportunity to meet and learn from smart, 
inspiring and creative ladies like Ellen, 
who is very gracious in sharing her beautiful work. 

 In this photo (below) I am wearing all Ottobre Design Women  
-  Cardigan (unblogged), Drape Front Top  and Miniskirt 

This year I've challenged myself to make more patterns from my BurdaStyle 

magazine subscription and the Faux Wrap Top (Burda 09/2018 #121) is one of my recent 

Burda makes and part of a mini-capsule wardrobe I've been trying to pull together this year.   

A sewing tip, or maybe advice, 
I would like to share is to not be afraid to try new things… new skills… new techniques… 
and if it doesn’t come out like you expect, consider it a learning experience, 
not a failure, and try again.

Thank you again dear Ellen for including me and my work in your Sewing Advent Calendar.  
Merry Christmas and Happy Sewing Everyone!  


  1. Thank you again dear Ellen for inviting me to be a part of your fun month!!!


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