After wearing pants all of the first week, this week my Me-Made May theme was dresses! And somehow, despite a wardrobe FULL of dresses (easily enough for a whole month) I made three new ones! May 8th: A new dress! This is hack of my TNT Comino Cap dress, inspired by a friend’s dress on … More Me-Made May 2019, Week 2: Dresses!
This month the Sewcialists are hosting the Sew Brave theme month, which is all about going out of your comfort zone with fabric, style or techniques! I decided to make a Burda Style sheath dress – the sort of thing I could wear to a summer wedding or a Frocktails event and feel sassy and … More I’m Sew Brave on the Curvy Sewing Collective today!
Welcome to pants week! Where I wear a lot of Closet Case Patterns and realise what I’ve outgrown… 1: Ginger Jeans, swingy tank, and 3’s A Charm jacket. I have to cut the pocket stay out of these jeans to give myself some room, but really, there’s a reason I’ve stopped wearing all my me-made … More Me-Made May 2019, Week 1: Pants!
Pop quiz: Do you know what “scroop” means? I sure didn’t, until Leimomi created Scroop Patterns! It means the rustle of silk taffeta – and isn’t that a delicious mental sound? I’ve never actually sewn silk taffeta, but I was very happy to be a pattern tester for the latest Scroop pattern: the Mahina Cardigan! … More The Scroop Mahina Cardigan!
Happy Me-Made May! My first week is all about pants, and one of my goals was to try some new silhouettes instead of the RTW skinny jeans I wear all winter. Well, enter the Closet Case Patterns Jenny Overalls/Pants pattern, with a stretch waist and stretch black denim! I made this pattern a few times … More Jenny Trousers and Ione Shirt!
This winter a friend mentioned that she wanted to try a weighted blanket – and since I’ve always wanted to try making one, I did! (Riveting story, eh?) There are tons of tutorials online, but they mostly seems to focus on making kid-sized blankets. As I learned when I made a king-sized quilt, a larger … More Sewing a Weighted Blanket
When I want to sew but I’m not sure what to make, I tend to make ITY dresses and jackety layering pieces. They are wearable all year round and fast and fun to make! Remember when I made this boring-back Burda for Sew Twists and Ties? Well, I’ve been curious ever since to try it … More 2 Dresses, 2 Toppers
It’s my 8th year taking part in Me-Made May, and I’m still so excited every time it rolls around! I like to have some structure in my MMMay pledge, so here’s what I’ve decided on this year: May always starts off cold in Canada, but it’s summer weather by the end, so I’m starting with … More MMMay 2019 Plans
Well hello! Let’s go back in time, shall we, to November and the very first thing I sewed post-concussion! (These pictures are WAY later though.) So, what do you sew when you see everything doubled and you only have the concentration to work for a few minutes? A knit TNT, of course! This is one … More Sharpie Dress
I recently passed on a whole bunch of too-small thrifted cardigans, and it’s time to restock my wardrobe! I wear cardigans all winter and all summer – they are a big part of my wardrobe! I figured it was time to try a Burda pattern that isn’t a sheath dress, so I bought this shawl … More Moar Cardigans, More Better