Déjà Vu

Don’t I already own this dress? Well… yes, the same pattern mash-up in a very similar print. And then there is this other very similar dress…Which I guess is why the fabric jumped out at me, and why it wanted to become this dress! The top half is Maria Denmark’s Olivia Oversized Tee, and the … More Déjà Vu

Wardrobe Padding

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

Wiggle Wiggle

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

Winter Comino Dress

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

Maria of Denmark’s new Olivia Oversized Tee… and Cake Espresso PANTS!

Well hi there! I’ve got two new makes to talk about today – both of which are patterns I was lucky enough to test!  First up, Maria of Denmark’s brand new Olivia Oversized Tee. It’s a loose-fit kimono sleeve top with a snug band at the bottom. It’s really fast to sew, and has a … More Maria of Denmark’s new Olivia Oversized Tee… and Cake Espresso PANTS!