Behold – I’ve done more pattern testing with a woven! Here I’ve used a Fabricland rayon challis to sew up the new Suki Kimono pattern by Helen’s Closet, and I love it. The pattern has some really nice details that make it a skill-builder for beginners and a nice rewarding sew for intermediates. In-seam pockets … More Suki Kimono by Helen’s Closet
Spoiler: This is not my perfect summer tank. In fact, I had enough issues with this pattern as a tester that I almost didn’t blog about it… but several people have mentioned the pattern to me, and I thought I might as well point out what alterations I needed, and who might actually love this … More Searching for the Perfect Summer Tank: Testing the Lago Tank
Happy birthday, Cashmerette patterns! Jenny posted today that it’s one year since her first pattern release (there’s a sale!) and it got me thinking about all the many things I’ve sewn from her patterns in the last 12 months. What I like most about Jenny’s patterns (and no, this isn’t sponsored – it’s pure fangirl … More 1 year of Cashmerette Patterns!
Look, I hope you follow my blog because you like the sort of thing I sew… because all I’ve sewn this summer are endless rayon jersey dresses! And I’ve got one more for you today – a last-minute Cashmerette Concord tee hack before my first class teaching local sewists Concord and Lark tees! Essentially, it’s … More Concord Dress #3
Happy birthday to me! I’m turning 34 today, and so of course, I had to make a new dress! Behold, a sleeveless maxi Cashmerette Appleton! My previous two Appletons (1, 2) have been very work-appropriate… but I’m trying to build a sassier, sexier wardrobe for outside work hours. After all, I’m 34 and never going to … More Birthday Dress!
Readers, we have moved into our new (rental) house! It’s everything we hoped – quiet, restful, beautiful and in good shape! And boy oh boy, it is so much easier to take blog pics when I’ve got a few locations to use at home! Up first, a Concord dress I sewed before moving! I had … More Concord Dress #2
In the continuing Cashmerette-ization of my wardrobe, I bring you: a Concord Dress! I’ve been dreaming of a ruffle-hemmed shift dress for a few months, and very nearly stuck a ruffle on my trusty Ultimate Shift Dress pattern… but then the mood struck for a simple knit dress, and I used the Concord pattern instead! Wearing … More Concord Dress
Oh, the weather outside is frightful… …but my new tee is so delightful! How to describe the Cashmerette Concord tee? Imagine that Sewaholic Renfrew and Grainline Lark had a baby. After I graded between sizes, my Concord is really similar to Renfrew at shoulders and hip, but with waist definition. It’s got the sleek length … More Concord Tee by Cashmerette
My love for Cashmerette’s first pattern, the Appleton Wrap Dress, is well documented… and now she’s released her second pattern! When I pattern tested this one, I made a straight-up (unwearable) muslin from orange ITY and purple quilting cotton. Needless to say, that one is never going to be blogged! A month later though, I pulled … More Cashmerette Washington Dress (Well, sort of!)
I’ve been chomping at the bit for this pattern to be released! I tested it back in August, and I love it. In fact, I’m such a fan that I’m going to blog first about my dress, then come back with another post tomorrow about the pdf details, instructions, sizing, fit and all that jazz. With … More Appleton Wrap Dress from Cashmerette