I love this dress. It’s my ideal combo of too-crazy-to-be-sold-in-stores but still comfy, bright and cute! I would wear this to work or to a music festival, and feel badass either way. Ready to see all it’s billowy cocoon glory? I’ve had this cocoon shape stuck in my head since rewatching Amanda Valentine’s season on … More Tribute Month – More Marcy!
This is an outfit so simple I almost didn’t blog it… but basics TNTs are the core of my wardrobe, so let’s take a look at my newest combination! After sewing tunics for my mom, I decided I needed one myself. This is a Hey June Santa Fe, lengthened as much as my fabric would … More Super Simple Basics
Well hello! Remember when I sewed this “perfect summer maxi” and declared you’d be seeing a lot more of them on the blog? Well, August hit and I hadn’t made another yet, so I decided this recently-purchased ITY should immediately become a dress. I didn’t want the two dresses to be exactly the same (my closet … More Another Perfect Summer Sundress!
I made a dress! A totally simple, 6-seam dress that took 45 minutes to slap together at the end of a rough day. Because sewing=happiness, ammiright? So, let me tell you about my totally basic dress, and see if I can make it interesting in any way! This is my second version of the Groove … More Another Groove Dress!
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
I don’t join in many sewing competitions – but I had to jump on board Tanya’s Dress Like Your Grandma challenge! The ideas is to “take a photo of your grandma (or your grandpa, great-grandma, mom, aunt, someone else’s grandma — you get the idea!) and re-create an outfit or piece that they are wearing.” I … More Dress Like Your Grandma
Behold, a cold seamstress! It was -16c/3F when I took these pics… the only other person I saw outside was dressed head-to-toe in winter gear while he walked his dogs! But this post wouldn’t have quite the same impact if I was wearing my ankle-length winter coat, so I took the bare minimum of pics and … More A Classic Workwear Combo
You will by now have read several posts from bloggers who have been sent a free copy of MyImage and BTrendy magazines… and I’m going to add one more! (Like the others, I was emailed by the two guys behind both Magazines, and asked if I wanted to try out an issue. No requirement to blog, … More Trying out MyImage Magazine
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
I’ve been really into boxy and flowing tops this year… but as we head back into the school year, I felt like maybe I should make a few more polished items. I’ve been obsessing about sewing neckline keyholes lately, so I combined the two goals into one top! The pattern is one of my all-time … More Comino Blouse