Since I started down the rabbit-hole of pull-on pants in my post about my Sasha trousers, let’s just go whole-hog on this, shall we? I’ve been planning this post for a while, inspired by my me-made and RTW wardrobe. I love pants with a stretchy waistband, but there are a surprisingly variety of ways to … More Types of Pull-On Trouser Waistbands
The Closet Case Patterns blogfest continues! (Yes, this is my third CCP post in a row, after three Jalie patterns in a row… next up will be a wildcard though!) I made these Sasha trousers in April, and they have been in steady rotation since. Because my closet is so full, that really only means … More Sasha Trousers, and Musings about Plus-Size Fit
I always say that Closet Case Patterns take me a year to fall in love with, because I’m so behind on trends! When they are first released, I think, “Stylish, but could I pull that off?” Sometime later, I suddenly become obsessed! That’s the story with the Nettie dress, but much, much delayed. I used … More Nettie x Nettie
Remember when we used to have #fabricchats every Friday on Twitter, circa 2012? It was so much fun to be able to hang out and chat with lots of sewists in real time. Well, for the next two weeks you can catch me hanging out online at That Sewing Blab! I hope you’ll come by … More Come hang with me on That Sewing Blab tonight!
I’ve been begging Heather to let me be a pattern tester for ages, and I’m so excited that I’m finally on the list! It’s a small way I can support the indie designers that I love, and in this case, I also knew testing for Closet Case Patterns would stretch my skill set! BEHOLD: NOT … More Closet Case Pattern Fiona
We are doing our first annual survey over on the Sewcialists, and I hope you’ll all help us out! We want to know more about our readers, and find out what you love/like/dislike on our site so we can plan our next year. We’ve already got some great ideas from the results, but we’d like … More Have you filled out the Big Sewcialists Survey?
Remember how Jalie sent me a few patterns to sew pefore my presentation at Pattern Review weekend? The Adele blouse was one, and the Lisette skirt was another! Lisette is a knit pull-on skirt that relies on negative ease for the shaping (i.e. it doesn’t have darts, and fits snuggly!) I’d love to try the … More Jalie Lisette Skirt and Sewcialist Swag!
People have said for years that blogging is dying out, but I don’t believe it. I love Instagram, and loved Twitter before it, but I don’t think either can replace a chatty, in-depth blog post! A blog post offers insight into the whole sewing process, including wins, fails and adjustments along the way. It shows … More It’s Time for a Blogging Renaissance!
Let’s just keep on a Jalie streak, shall we? And then at some point I have a bunch of Closet Case Patterns things to show… because apparently I’m obsessed with patterns made in Quebec! This is the Mimosa tee, from Jalie’s new releases. I bought the pattern from the Jalie team at PR Weekend, because … More Jalie Mimosa Tee
Happy 36th birthday to me!!! I always think that I sew myself a new birthday dress every year… but searching my blog, it seems like I’ve only specifically done it a few times. And the theme is definitely ITY maxi dresses in bold prints! Since this dress fits that brief nicely, I’m going to consider … More A Birthday Dress!