Sewing the Jasper dress last weekend two weeks ago inspired me to sew a Lola so I could compare… and would you believe that I also made this one too big and had to cut it down? I’m not a quick learner, apparently. The first thing I remembered about Lola is “Damn, there are a lot of pieces!” … More Tweedy Lola
How are you holding up through COVID? I’ve been up and down, which is a pretty universal experience. I’m currently halfway through summer vacation and today it was announced that we will be back in schools full time in September. Yes, in 4 weeks I’ll be in 3 poorly ventilated buildings per week, each with … More Modelling the Victory Sofia Dress!
So apparently leopard is really trendy this fall… I can tell because I’ve been seeing enough of it that I really want more! And then my coworker asked if I could teach her how to sew – and the first thing she wants to make is a leopard skirt! I’d never worn animal prints until … More Loving Leopard Prints
From fall to spring, I’m all about the knit mini-dresses with leggings. I thought I’d round up a few of my favourites here, and see what other patterns you would suggest for me! The Original: Victory Patterns Lola This was the pattern that first got me into sewing this style. It has princess seams, and … More Knit Mini-Dresses: A Round-Up of my Obsessions!
It’s the fifth year of Jungle January, and let’s be honest: my 5th year of sewing leopard! I never wore animal prints before the first Jungle January, but I’m well and truly hooked. (Yes, I know I’m a few days late on this one! Oops!) Over the years, I’ve made: a leopard Renfrew cowl a … More Jungle January 2017!
Back in 2012, I was too intimidated to make clothes. Instead, I sewed zippered bags, place mats, and infinity scarves to sell at a local boutique. (Wanna see what I sold? It took me a while to remember what I called my “brand”, but I found my old website here.) One of my favourite things to make … More How To Sew Infinity Scarves
I made a dress, photographed it… then cut it apart and resewed the whole thing! And boy am I glad I did… Before and after: from house dress to cute dress! The pattern is the Jasper dress from Paprika Patterns. Lisa offered me a copy for free since she thought it was my style, on … More Jasper Dress
I feel like raglans took over the blogosphere this past year: be it Papercut, Grainline, Kitschy Koo, Hey June, Capital Chic, or my personal fav, Jalie, there are raglans everywhere! I hadn’t sewn one until I got the Jalie pattern last winter, and boom: now I’ve made about 15! Now clearly raglans are nothing new… … More 2014: The Rise of the Raglan
Let the list-making begin! My first Top 5 list for the year is my Top 5 favourite or most-worn makes. There are some TNTs on here, as well as clothes that just make me feel happy every time I wear them. Without further ado, my Top 5 Hits! (In no particular order…) 1. Autumn Comino … More My Top 5 Hits from 2014
I had grand plans for Erin’s kitty-themed sewing challenge… but in the end, I kept it easy with some leopard print! This was supposed to be a cute mini-dress with a band at the bottom (a la Lola) but first it came out too long and then it became too short! That’s what I get … More Cat Lady Sewing!