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
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!