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
Sometimes I get the itch for a new pattern – something fun to sew that will add a different look to my wardrobe. I don’t have a specific pattern in mind, I just want something new! This time the itch for a new pattern coincided with MariaDenmark’s 40th birthday 40% sale. I took a look … More Maria Denmark Annika Boat Neck Dress
I’m not sure where the idea for this jacket came from… but around the start of the school year, I found myself meditatively cutting, sewing and quilting scraps of fabric together. This jacket is made of the remains of many nostalgic prints, including leftovers from clothes fat quarters bought in Japan, There is a story … More Slow Sewing a Quilted Jacket
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
I did a lot of sewing this summer, but not a lot of blogging! So for the record, (aka. for my own record), here is what I made using my quarterly Cali Fabric budget as part of their blogging team: A neon pink Liverpool dress for Cali Fabrics… A Liesl and Co Rush Hour Dress … More My latest Cali Fabrics projects!
… because you can always alter it! My Ashton dress is part of Helen’s Closet Ashton Hack Tour today, but the very day I wrote that post, I decided to change my dress! You see, I liked the dress in theory but hadn’t pulled it out of my closet once in six weeks since sewing … More Nothing is ever really finished…
I’m so excited to join the Sew Altered Style Misty Top and Dress Hack Tour today! Which basically means I’ve done what I *always* do: take a new pattern and sew it in a knit! I got a preview copy of the pattern, and all thoughts and opinions are my own. Misty is the first … More Sewing the Misty Cami in a knit!
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!
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!
Picture this: It’s the last day of school before two months of vacation; you’ve had a rough year personally and professionally; and the pattern designer who fits your body shape best has just released three new patterns. What did I do? I bought them all! Now, I’d like to acknowledge a few things up front. … More Trying the Closet Case Cielo Top