Friends, meet my first favourite make of the summer! It’s got all my favourite summer features: blouson bodice, maxi skirt with room to walk, slight racerback that still covers bra straps. Easy to wear, polished, but also dramatic enough to be fun! Here’s the lowdown: Bodice: Jalie 3245, which includes the raglan tee that I’ve … More My Perfect Summer Maxi Dress
Why yes, it IS my third Ebony in as many weeks… did you really expect any different? I’m loving the combo of comfort, style and drama, so this won’t be the last. My first two Ebonys were the dress version, shortened. This time I tried the tunic length with raglan sleeves. The body is shortened … More Ebony Tunic
The tent dress trials continue! This summer I tried a bunch of different patterns for swingy knit dresses, but I’ve yet to sew any for winter… until Closet Case Patterns released their the Ebony tee/dress this week! Heather had been hinting on IG that the new pattern would be like her New Years dress, so … More Closet Case Patterns’ Ebony Dress!
I cleaned out my summer scraps from the sewing room the other day – aka. the huge pile of scraps from everything I’ve sewn over the last 3 months! In the process, I finished up some WIPs and sewed some scrap busters. Sewing scraps is almost like tidying, right? First up, a Maria Denmark Day-to-Night … More Wardrobe Padding
Several pairs of my me-made jeans are ready for retirement, so I finally found the courage to sew up some of my Cone Mills Denim! I ordered it from Threadbare fabrics, where it is $15-16USD/yard, which is a very reasonable price… until you have to buy it in Canadian dollars and have it shipped here! … More Cone Mills Ginger Jeans
‘Twas the day before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring… except me, speed sewing two pairs of Carolyn pyjama pants! I could come up with lots of justifications for why I bought the pattern on a whim and sewed 2 pairs in 4 hours… but let’s be honest, it was … More Carolyn Pyjama Bottoms
October has just flown by, and now it is time for a new Better Pictures Project Muse: Heather from Closet Case FIles! But first, a BIG thank you to Jenny for being our October muse, and to all of you who shared pictures this month of you spinning and jumping! I had the pleasure of meeting Heather … More Better Pictures Project: Modern Editing with Closet Case Files this November!
It was Canadian Thanksgiving this past weekend, and I felt like some simple sewing. On a whim, I bought the Jalie dolman top pattern, which I’ve been eyeing for a year… and once that was done, I finally finished up a UFO from the summer! Both are kimono/dolman type sleeves, monochromatic, and abstract geometric prints, so they … More Quick Projects
One of my Top 5 Goals this year was to get back into sewing pants. I had gained some weight over the summer and outgrown my bajillion pairs of Style Arc Elles… and in a panic before September I’d bought a bunch of RTW pants. Even with darts to add shape, they were just awful … More Inside-Out Jeans!
You know the pattern by now… and you’ve either sewn it or thought of it, right? So I’m here representing for the big-bottomed girls – here’s how View B works on a rather round pear! The good and the bad: Sadly for me, my hips are actually an inch too big for the largest size … More 1, 2, 3 Ginger Jeans!