I’ve been making myself a fun new dress for my birthday for the past few years, and I love the tradition. The last few have been maxis, so this year I made short dress instead! Behold the glory of its twirliness!!! It is three patterns mashed up: Cashmerette Dartmouth for the bodice, Comino Cap for … More Birthday Dress, 2019 Edition!
I’m coming in a bit late on this MMMay wrap up, but that’s ok, right? My final week of Me-Made May was all about Maxi dresses, which are my favourite thing to sew. More specifically: sleeveless maxi dresses in ITY knit! 22: A maxi mashup from 2017 – a self-lined Jalie tank as the bodice, … More Me-Made May 2019: Maxi Week!
A coworker once got into my car and burst out laughing. “Gillian,” she said, “I thought you were so put together but this car is a mess!” She was right – if you ride with me, be prepared to be ankle deep in empty soda water cans and Timbit boxes! In the end, she sent … More Insides Revealed!
Week 1 was pants, Week 2 was dresses… and now we are on to Week 3: Jumpsuits! I have 4 jumpsuits, and I thought about making more or wearing them twice to be able to do a full week… but the perfect jumpsuit plan didn’t spring to mind, and I decided just to have a … More Me-Made May 2019, Week 3: Jumpsuits!
Have you ever noticed how hard it is to buy hot pink fabric in adult prints? Particularly if you hate cotton jersey like I do. So after I gave away my only hot pink dress at a clothing swap this spring, I suddenly decided I NEED MORE PINK! Luckily Jamie offered to drive me to … More Pink is my favourite part!
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!