This post has been a long time coming… who knows why I delayed sewing this dress or writing this post for quite so long, when I am really excited about the result? Back in the summer, my sister Anne requested a dress for her company’s Mad Men-inspired Christmas party this November. We decided to go with … More Anne’s Anna
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a plaid ponte Plantain shift dress! This dress started as an afterwork, TGIF purchase. In other words, I bought myself some happiness for the low price of $11/m! That’s more than I usually pay for fabric (in fact, the contrast fabric was $23/m, so thank goodness I … More Plaid Ponte Shift
(The more I stare at this photo, the stranger the pose seems to me! I blame holding the camera remote…) Two new things in my life: A new top, and a new-to-me car! One fleeting, and one hopefully more long-lasting. I have a car! All to myself! WOOHOO!!!! *Dance party!* I didn’t get my full license until … More Two New Things
The Comino Cap was my favourite pattern of the summer, so it’s no surprise that I’ve made a more autumnal version! I got this lovely viscose jersey at a different branch of my local chain store yesterday. It was on for “Buy 1 for $15, get two free!” so i snapped up 2m each of … More Autumn Comino Cap
It’s a good thing that I sewed for Scraptember in August… because suddenly it’s days away from the end of September and I haven’t posted yet! In the last month I’ve started at a new school, which means setting up a new classroom, meeting new coworkers, breaking in a whole new class to my way … More Scraptember!
I love a comfy knit, so it’s no surprise that I eventually got around to trying out True Bias’ Hudson pants. Like many sewists I’ve chatted with, I’m not convinced they would ever be “flattering” on me… but they feel fun and modern, so who cares if they make my hips look bigger or smaller? … More Trying out the Hudson pants
As I mentioned in a recently post, the Sewaholic Renfrew was the first project I ever sewed in knits. Since then, I’ve made at least 15 versions. Love that pattern! One of the great things about sewing a pattern many times is seeing how it fits and feels in different fabrics. Just for fun, I … More Renfrew Madness!
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!
If you are around the blogosphere much, you know awful puns about “missions” can only mean one thing… … someone made a Mission Maxi! There isn’t much new to say about this pattern – it’s well known, well drafted, and simple to sew. It is also my ideal summer dress. Cool, comfy, and fun to … More Mission Accomplished!