No matter the brand, I always run into the same problem with jeans: When I sit, the back rise gets pulled down by my sizeable booty, and the front waistband cuts in to compensate. Then when I stand up, I have to grab the waistband and pull everything back into place! Usually I sew my … More Easy jeans alteration: More room for your butt!
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
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!
About a week ago I posted some sketched plans for a fall wardrobe… …mostly black, white and coral… …with some possibilities in other colours! Well, was the last week of vacation, and I sewed up a storm. I’m done, baby! I spent yesterday hanging out with my sister, who was kind enough to take pics … More Fall Capsule Wardrobe – Done!
Pants! More pants! Stretchy, stretchy flower pants! The fabric is a really thin polyester faux-denim, which is definitely not hefty enough to be real denim. Super comfy though – especially because I slashed and spread the whole pants pattern 1” wider in front and back than my previous pants! (Not that you’d know it to … More Pants. Flower pants!
Pants! I made pants! It took me months of muslins, and the fit is still far from perfect… but they are totally wearable, and therefore good enough for now! The pattern I’m using is the Style Arc Elle pant. It’s a pull-on, elastic waist pant made for stretch wovens, which is pretty close to my favourite … More Pants!
This summer, I’m hoping to take the big plunge into sewing pants. And not just any pants – stretch jeans! Of the rather momsy variety, to be exact! You see, unfashionable as it may be, I’m rather in love with the pull-on fake-fly front pants favoured by small-town Canadian women over 30. ‘Cause hey, I’m … More Sewing Jeans – “Mom” Jeans!