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
I made some more things! Things that aren’t for me, so get ready for some monochromatic madness! My Cute Sister Remember that red Style Arc Adeline I made for Anne? Well, it was a wearable muslin for this one, made with Liverpool from Cali Fabrics. Here’s my whole blog post about it! I’m really fond … More Black, white, and not for me
I had so much fun hosting our first ever Sewcialists Mini Challenge! It was really fun to see how people interpreted it – you can see the round up of all the projects made here! (In case you missed it, here’s what happened: We created a silly quiz that assigned each person one of 7 … More Spicy, Bright and Snowy: The First Sewcialists Mini-Challenge!
This year (ok, and least year) I’m working on making my style bolder, braver, and more fun! Using the guidelines for KIbbe’s Flamboyant Gamine body type has been helping with that, since it recommends strong colours and pattern, playful contrasts, and more-is-more style. I wrote about dabbling in Kibbe back in early fall, and you … More #SewYourKibbe – Going all in on Flamboyant Gamine!
Remember my last post, when I was so annoyed that the Burda Instagram account wasn’t sharing many plus size makers or patterns? Well, I posted on Instagram, and we got that changed! (My account is private, so I can’t link to it here… but here’s where Sewcialists reposted part of what I shared!) I’m thrilled … More Thank you, @Burda_Style!
Remember when I bought three Burda paper patterns at Christmas? Well, I’ve already shared the twist one with you, and here are the other two! When I picked these patterns, I specifically wanted something new and experimental – something unlike the more basic indie patterns that I usually sew! I really enjoyed sewing them all, … More The Burda Fascination Continues!
If someone had to describe what I’m best known for, it definitely wouldn’t be solid fabrics or extra added details! I’m more of a “let the print do the talking” girl. But every once in a while, I enjoy a wee challenge just to remind myself that I know how! Enter this pretty cherry red … More Just to prove I can!
I am so excited that my dear friend and Sewcialists Editor Becky has released her first pattern, the Ione Shirt from Workhorse Patterns! I’m proud to have been a tester and a model for the pattern. When we “hire” for Sewcialists Editors, we are always looking for people who are “movers and shakers”, someone who … More Workhorse Patterns Ione Top!