I got a coverstitch machine last Christmas from my husband and in-laws, and after using it for a year, I want to share some of what I’ve learned and how has it changed my sewing! 1. It’s not that hard. My coverstitch is a Brother, just like my serger and sewing machine. It’s reliable, easy to thread, and seems … More Lessons Learned from my Coverstitch Machine
I didn’t set out to make a wiggle dress, but I think I kinda did! I’ve been thinking lately about my mix-and-match collection of bodice and skirt patterns, and I wanted to try a new-to-me skirt silhouette. I’ve always been attracted to blousey-on-top, tight-on-the-bottom dresses… somehow they look sexy but easy to wear at the … More Wiggle Wiggle
The Better Pictures Project is back! In September, Heather B taught us about taking photos out and about… in October, Jenny from Cashmerette got us jumping and twirling… and in November, Heather from Closet Case Files improved our photo editing skills! After a little break for December, I’m asking Katie from What Katie Sews to help us taking … More Taking Better Indoor Photos with Katie from What Katie Sews!
I think the theme of this dress is “Why bother planning?” I’ve had this rayon knit in my stash for a year, and for that whole time I knew I wanted to make it into a ruffled Comino Cap dress. I did that thing, though, where you like a fabric and therefore hoard it instead … More Winter Comino Dress
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
I finally made something I can blog! After sewing a bunch of kids clothes, bras, pattern testing and getting ready for the #betterpicturesproject, it was starting to feel like I hadn’t done a good finished garment post in a while. So buckle up and get ready for lots of pictures – I made a dress! … More Jalie Bella Dress!
There’s a strange satisfaction in being consistent with my fabric choices… so I was pleased to realised that both these recent makes feature feather-ish shapes with black, white and jewel-tone colours! There’s really no other similarity in the projects, but I’m blogging them both together anyway. First, a 2nd-hand dress refashioned into a tank. The dress … More Shirts Of A Feather Flock Together
We recently had “March Break” aka. the only mid-year vacation besides Christmas. (Brits, I’m in permanent envy of your school year schedule. So sensible.) Of course, I spent most of the week sewing! (I can’t really remember what I did on vacation before sewing!) The first thing I made was another circle scarf: The floral is a … More Stripes and Lace
I feel like raglans took over the blogosphere this past year: be it Papercut, Grainline, Kitschy Koo, Hey June, Capital Chic, or my personal fav, Jalie, there are raglans everywhere! I hadn’t sewn one until I got the Jalie pattern last winter, and boom: now I’ve made about 15! Now clearly raglans are nothing new… … More 2014: The Rise of the Raglan
Let the list-making begin! My first Top 5 list for the year is my Top 5 favourite or most-worn makes. There are some TNTs on here, as well as clothes that just make me feel happy every time I wear them. Without further ado, my Top 5 Hits! (In no particular order…) 1. Autumn Comino … More My Top 5 Hits from 2014