This fabric is not shy

I got this delightfully rainbow boucle (?) woven at Fabricland in Ottawa. It’s the stuff that Oonabaloona dreams are made of! It’s black and nubbley pink, with eyelash yarn woven through in green, yellow and white. It’s hard to capture on film, but the eyelash yarn is quite shiny and catches the light in motion! … More This fabric is not shy

Wiksten Shift Dress

A few weeks ago i showed you my colour–blocked Wiksten Shift top, which I promptly gave away to my mom… well, I’m fighting hard not to give this one to my sister just yet! It’s not that I don’t like it (I do!) but it would suit her even better. The thing is, my teacher … More Wiksten Shift Dress

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