As I scrolled through TikTok last night, another take on colour palettes crossed my path – so of course I dropped everything and spent an hour figuring out my colours! This method comes from David Zyla, who is a stylist for TV and celebrities. His book, Color Your Style, surely explains it all, but the … More Another Take on Colour Palettes: David Zyla
Would you talk about sewing in a job interview? I’ve done a couple of interviews recently, and I always bring up my role in Sewcialists. It is one of my examples of leadership, communication, and equity work. That got me thinking: Are there other transferable skills that we gain from sewing? As I was prepping … More What are your transferable skills from sewing?
Have you noticed that square necklines seem popular this year? Or maybe that is just me, seeing what I want to see. Regardless, I made these two variations of the Workhorse Patterns Ione top over the last few months and I’m finally sharing them! I’m all about the green this year, and this large print … More Square-Necked Ione Tops
It snowed this week, so of course, I made a linen tank top! (My mood in these pictures is “Brrr!”) This is the Helen’s Closet Reynolds Top. The pattern released last summer, I think? I always like this style but didn’t end up sewing it before fall set in. I picked up this lightweight linen … More Helen’s Closet Reynolds Top
Remember when I said I was going to redo #OneWeekOnePattern, which I blogged about a decade ago? Well… I did something else instead! You see, I put a poll up on Instagram to see if I should do a week of Ashton tanks or Jackson pullovers. It was a complete tie, so I decided to … More One Week Of Message Tees
November was my ten-year blogiversary! I didn’t get around to celebrating it at the time, so I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and see what was happening on my blog a decade ago this month. Well, the answer is, TIlly and the Buttons “One Week, One Pattern (OWOP)”! … More One Week, One Pattern 2012: Revisiting my blog from 10 years ago!
It is March Break here in Ontario, which is typically the time of year when I complain that it is still snowy. Well, yes, it is, but here’s a fun two-piece setacular that I made myself to wear around the house during my week off! My dear friend C (Hello! You know who you are!) … More Homeclothes for the Holidays
My mind is blown right now, and I need to share what I’m learning. Purple doesn’t exist? 2. Some regions of English speakers see violet and purple differently, and some don’t? 3. The reason I struggle to find the “right” purple for my colouring might be that I like violet but not purple? Friends, let’s … More Purple only exists in our brains?
2022: The year of the cape? One of my yearly predictions was that capes would replace chore coats as the cool trendy garment, so I had to do my part to make that come true. Capes are just more fun! Sure they aren’t, you know, practical, but dammit, hard times call for dopamine dressing. This … More Toaster Sweater and Cape
Turns out I have sewn a LOT of Helen’s Closet patterns! The first roundup went through the things I made in 2017 and 2018, many of which were pattern tests for the company. More recently they have moved to paid quality assurance instead of pattern testing (yay for paying for labour!) but they continue to … More Helen’s Closet: A Roundup (Part 2)