This past week was March Break – yeah, that’s right, it was delayed until April! Ontario is rapidly sinking into disaster, so I started off the holiday being pretty blue. So what could be better to cheer myself up than sewing a blue-themed mini capsule? Behold, a few days of sewing: Let’s look at each … More I’m Blue – The Capsule Edition
As promised, here’s a comparison of the new Closet Core Pattern Mile End Sweatshirt and the new Helen’s Closet Jackson Pullover, with a sneaky little Cashmerette thrown in too. Sewing these over the last month has been a pleasure – my favourite kind of easy knit sewing and cosy cheerful fabric to boot! (Disclaimer: I … More Trying New Sweatshirt Patterns!
I’ve been digging through my patterns lately to find TNTs for knits. Over the last year I bought so many wovens that I don’t have many knit patterns in my current size! Of course, Cashmerette comes through with the knit basics, and so this Pembrooke dress was born. I’ve made many dresses in a similar … More One Dress with Many Cardigans
I always thought I’d be sad when it came time to end the Sewcialists… but it feels right. What a relief! I’ve loved organising the Sewcialists – we have had the most amazing volunteer crew behind the scenes. Right from the start in 2013 it was a team effort, with different friends taking on various … More Closing Down the Sewcialists – Some Thoughts
Hello, hello! Spring in the air, even though it’s often still freezing here over night. Helen from Helen’s Closet sent me the new March Top and Dress pattern when it launched, and I decided to sew it up right away! I used to pattern test for Helen’s Closet quite a bit, but obviously not since … More A Helen’s Closet Duo: March Top and Ashton Dress
It’s been 6 years since I sewed this Cashmerette Concord! That makes it one of the longest lasting pieces in my wardrobe, and worthy of celebration! I was a tester for this pattern back in the first year of Cashmerette’s life, and according to my notes I sewed this in a size 14 C/D, graded … More 6 years later: Cashmerette Concord Revisited
The Style Arc Hope Woven Dress was a big hit this fall, but of course I sewed it in a knit instead! I like the high neckline, and the way the dramatic raglan sleeve give a batwing-effect. Unfortunately the rayon print I chose is so busy that you can’t see a single style line in … More Style Arc Hope (Knit) Dress
Six months since I last blogged? It seems unbelievable after all those years of blogging twice a week like clockwork. But we all know what the past year has been like, so let’s just dive right in! This is the Bessie top by my friend Anya of Anna Zoe Patterns. I met Anya a few … More Back to Blogging with an Anna Zoe Bessie Top!
Fall came quickly this year, and we are already getting frost at night sometimes! Luckily I remembered the Muna and Broad Mallee Jacket which was released a month or two back. It’s a winner! I made two in one weekend, which tells you how quickly it comes together. The purple on is boiled wool, and … More Muna and Broad Mallee Jackets
I got royally fed up with all the wovens I’d been sewing this spring and summer, so I’ve switched back to my beloved knits! I’m trying to make use of my new Seamwork subscription, so I picked the Seamwork Gene which I remember lots of friends loving when it was released. Gene is a jersey … More Seamwork Gene