Colour-Blocked Wiksten

I sewed a surprising amount of wovens this summer, and ended up with a beautiful pile of leftovers. These three colours of linen-rayon blends seemed destined to be patchworked together, and the Wiksten Shift top was the perfect pattern for it! I sewed a size 20 and didn’t adjust the length. Everything else I’ve ever … More Colour-Blocked Wiksten

Summer Sewing 2019

The theme of this post is: things I made with weird hems and never blogged! When long time sewing friend Tanit Isis announced she was pregnant, I decided to make her a maternity dress… and this was my practice run for what I had in mind! You can see the final dress on her here … More Summer Sewing 2019

Sewing Wovens: More Closet Case Patterns Rome collection!

Right after making a rayon challis version of the Cielo top, I jumped into making a Cielo dress and Pietra Shorts! (Yes, I do have an entire dress wedged down these shorts – care to see it?) Voila! It’s sewn crossgrain in a rayon crepe fabric that was $3/m and interesting enough to try. (This … More Sewing Wovens: More Closet Case Patterns Rome collection!

Sew Canada!

Happy Canada Day, everyone! I love supporting Canadian pattern designers and fabric stores, so I thought it would be fun to run coast to coast and highlight our talented sewing community! We are small, but mighty! First, a land acknowledgement because celebrating Canada means we must also face our complicated colonial history. My home is … More Sew Canada!