As my Instagram feed gets taken over by masks, I’m feeling the need for some normalcy in my sewing bubble. So instead of telling you about the masks I sewed today, let me show you the Calder Pants I sewed last week! (Disclosure: Cashmerette sent me my choice of fabric from Blackbird and the pattern … More Let’s distract ourselves with pretty pictures: The Cashmerette Calder Pants Edition
Well hello! And welcome to my version of 1982, my birth year. We’ve had this Sewcialists mini challenge planned for months, but it ended up coming at a time when lots of us could use a frivolous distraction. This time the challenge is to “Sew Your Birth Year”. Since I’m organising it, I obviously had … More #SewcialistsMiniChallenge Sew Your Birth Year!
I’m craving some normalcy, so let’s just jump in with a dress I made at least a month ago! Why yes, my choice of print does hide EVERY design detail! For clarity, here’s a picture of the same pattern that I made last year in a heavy double knit. This is a Burda envelope pattern, … More A Burda ITY Dress
If you’ve been reading my blog for a long time, then you know I LOVE wardrobe colour palettes! I did a whole series starting back in 2013, which you can find here or in the header at the top of my blog. Now that I’ve got an excess of time at home, I thought it … More Revisiting my Wardrobe Colour Palette Series!
I’m back with my second installment of my year-long pledge to sew something with special fabric every month! There are a few goals to this: to buy fewer but nicer fabrics, to #sewtheprecious, and to make clothes I’ll love for a long time to come! My first project was a bit hit, so how would … More Sew Something Special: February 2020
Surprise! I made this wool coat back in the fall, and never blogged it. I absolutely love it though, and wear it a lot! It’s the perfect layer for days when it’s around freezing and I’m just walking 10m between the house to the car to work! I can also wear it inside when the … More My Most Worn Garment of the Season!
This Christmas, I decided maybe my new style would be analogous colour schemes: outfits combining solid garments in pink, purple and red, for example, or lime, green and teal. I pinned a bunch of pictures, bought some solid fabric and got sewing. So far so good… except that was a month ago and I haven’t … More Failed Attempts at Sewing Solids
My husband turns 40 today, and popular culture would have us believe that it’s the start of a downhill slope. I’m so happy that the sewing community is full of role models who prove that this is utter crap! For years my sewing friends have been telling me, “You will love your 40s! It’s the … More How Sewing Changed My Thoughts About Age
My resolution for this year is to buy one peice of special fabric each month, and sew it up right away! I want to sew really fabulous clothes that I will wear and love for years, instead of settling for whatever “good enough” fabric I can find locally. Here’s my very first project! This is … More Sewing Something Special: January 2020!
Happy January! I love Meg’s #SewTwistsAndTies challenge, and I knew months in advance what I would make: The Jalie Rachel dress in stretch velvet! I loved this dress when I first tested it in the summer, and couldn’t wait to make a winter version. My summer version was sewn in a CC bust/EE waist and … More Sew Twists and Ties: a Velvet Jalie Rachel!