I posted this pattern review on the Curvy Sewing Collective today. I’m reposting it here with a few additional thoughts at the end! Bra-making: It’s so rewarding when it works, and so frustrating when it doesn’t! I started bra-making last summer by taking a weekend class with the Fairy Bra Mother, and since then I’ve made … More Marlborough Bra Review
Hello there! Like my new dress? It’s the Natalie dress by Muse Patterns, which I’ve been eying since it was released a few years ago, wondering if those gathers would be friend or foe! The answer? Both! Here’s a close-up, because I know the print it hiding ALL the detail. Basically, there are seams in the … More Muse Natalie Dress
It’s my 5th wedding anniversary today, and we’re celebrating by going to see one of our favourite bands play in Canada for the first time! A few days ago Jamie was showing me live concert video on YouTube, and I got inspired by the stage costumes the band wears… and half an hour later, I … More Tent Dress Trial and Error
I made this rayon Bettine at the end of July, and it’s sat unblogged since then. In my world, that’s not a good sign! I did wear it in Montreal, and I felt cute and comfortable all day… but I dug it out to photograph the other day, and the (literally) harsh light of day … More Learning From Trial and Error: A Rayon Jersey Bettine!
After blogging about my experience sewing scuba, I’m back with yet another polyester fabric that has suddenly become popular this year! This fabric is from my local Fabricland, and they have it in a variety of colours and quilted designs. It’s basically a double knit, and feels like a similar weight to ponte. It’s fairly … More Sewing with Polyester Quilted Knit
Hiya! Get ready for some bad pictures and worse sewing! If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you might have already seen these recent failed projects, but I thought I’d blog them as well to keep myself honest! I’d hate to have anyone think my sewing always worked! 😉 Keeping it real, here. First … More In which I fail repeatedly…