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
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
***Oops! I meant to schedule this, not actually post it! Merry Christmas, everyone!!!*** It’s supposed to be winter here.. but instead, grass is starting to grow, and I’m frolicking around in my newest coatigan! This latest version is a puffy quilted knit, which has quite a lot of stuffing in between soft cottony layers. (It’s … More One Last Coatigan for 2015!
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
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!
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!
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
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