Déjà Vu

Don’t I already own this dress? Well… yes, the same pattern mash-up in a very similar print. And then there is this other very similar dress…Which I guess is why the fabric jumped out at me, and why it wanted to become this dress! The top half is Maria Denmark’s Olivia Oversized Tee, and the … More Déjà Vu

All About the Fabric

I can’t even count how many times I’ve used the Sew Over It Shift Dress since I bought it in October – maybe 4 dresses and 2 coatigans? This time it’s a sleeveless version, modelled on a cold, windy, snowy day… but it’s all about this fabulous fabric! Please note the snow in the background. … More All About the Fabric

Plaid Shift Dress

Yup. It’s ANOTHER shift dress! How could I say no to this awesome plaid knit? Such a big print cried out to be something with few seams, and I think (hope?) the short hem keeps the print from being overwhelming. It just had to be a shift dress! I’m pretty casual about print matching, but … More Plaid Shift Dress

Another Coatigan!

To my surprise, my first long cardigan has been worn a lot already, so I clearly had to make another! My first long “coatigan” was traced from a RTW sweater that I bought – well, this one is that same traced pattern, but with an angled centre front inspired by another RTW cardigan I’d tried on … More Another Coatigan!

I’ve fallen in love with long cardigans!

Sweater coats? Long cardigans? Coatigans? What shall we call the trend that is taking RTW and the sewing world by storm? I am drooling over Stephanie’s long cardi…Named has a new “maxi cardigan“… Style Arc offers a few options… and I blame Michelle for making me NEED the new Hot Patterns coat! (I’ve never been all … More I’ve fallen in love with long cardigans!

Ponte Bettine

I made a dress! Another striped dress. Let’s not count how many striped things I might have in my closet, m’kay? (A lot.)  This is the new Tilly and the Buttons Bettine dress. It’s my first Tilly pattern, and she’s nailed her demographic – this was super simple to make. Would it be better with a … More Ponte Bettine

Tweedy Lola

Sewing the Jasper dress last weekend two weeks ago inspired me to sew a Lola so I could compare… and would you believe that I also made this one too big and had to cut it down? I’m not a quick learner, apparently. The first thing I remembered about Lola is “Damn, there are a lot of pieces!” … More Tweedy Lola