This top is exactly why I love sewing. Stash + TNT pattern = instant wardrobe! Last Thursday, I dressed in my striped sweaterknit Ebony and leggings to go hang with my friend and her baby, but the weather got warmer and pretty soon I was dripping sweat! I still had 45 minutes before I left … More Summer Ebony Tee in Ombre Leopard Jersey
The Kitschy Coo Comino Cap is one of my favourite patterns. In my first Me-Made May wrap-up, I realised that I’d worn variations on this pattern four times in just 9 outfits! To celebrate, I thought I should sew up a really classic, as-is version of the pattern to show you all why I like … More A (Not Quite) Classic Comino Cap
It’s the fifth year of Jungle January, and let’s be honest: my 5th year of sewing leopard! I never wore animal prints before the first Jungle January, but I’m well and truly hooked. (Yes, I know I’m a few days late on this one! Oops!) Over the years, I’ve made: a leopard Renfrew cowl a … More Jungle January 2017!
I’ve been enjoying wearing my first Tessuti Isla Top (more than expected, to be frank!) so inspiration struck to make another version in some lovely bamboo I picked up for half price! I love this colour, and find myself choosing it again and again, even though it’s it’s darker than the teal I consider “ideal” for my … More Tessuti Isla Top, Take 2!
Knit plaids are an elusive beast – so for years I’ve bought every one I can find. There was this, and this… and… in five years, I think that’s all! So when I found this buffalo plaid rayon on Minerva Crafts, I snapped up 5m and a few metres of a black and white colourway … More Lumberjane Dress
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
Today I’m blogging over at Cali Fabric about my coral leopard Santa Fe tent dress… which really got me thinking about what works on my body and what I like to wear. Proportion and practicality – this dress needed some tweaks to get there! First, proportion. I started off with the version on the left. … More Proportion and Practicality
It’s my 5th wedding anniversary today, and we’re celebrating by going to see one of our favourite bands play in Canada for the first time! A few days ago Jamie was showing me live concert video on YouTube, and I got inspired by the stage costumes the band wears… and half an hour later, I … More Tent Dress Trial and Error
I’m always a year or two behind trends – I don’t like them when they are breaking, but by year two, I’m like, “YAS! I need culottes/jumpsuits/whatever!” That’s where I’m at with tent dresses. Call ’em what you like – trapeze dresses, swing dresses – I want them! I toyed with the idea just a … More Tent Dress Trials
Behold, my first jumpsuit! And as I informed my husband when I made this one, I might be wearing a lot of jumpsuits this summer. I”m a year late to this pattern, but I’m in love! This is a wearable muslin, with no adjustments except shortening the leg. I’m really pleased with how well it … More Sallie Jumpsuit