It’s back! For the 5th year running, I’m inviting you to join me for an end-of-year sewing round-up! Here’s how it works: Between now and the start of January, post on your blog or IG feed about the following topics, and tag them #sewingtop5: Top 5 Hits (favourite or most worn makes) Top 5 Misses (projects … More It’s time for the Top 5 of 2016!
It’s cosy dress season again! I spend half the winter in mini-dresses and leggings, so I snapped up Sew Over It’s new Heather dress when it was released. It’s an easy-fitting (but not baggy) knit dress with cute curved pockets set into princess seams. I, of course, made it in a print that obscures all … More Sew Over It Heather Dress
I’m teaching a new class tomorrow at Spool and Spindle in Waterloo, Ontario, which we’re calling “More Than A T-Shirt”! Students are invited to bring their favourite t-shirt pattern, and we’ll spend 2 hours adjusting their pattern into whatever “hacks” they want! This is my favourite part of sewing – taking a pattern that fits and … More T-Shirt Hacks!
Say hello to my version of the newest Cashmerette pattern, the Turner dress! It’s a streamlined take on a simple skater dress. The front bodice is lined, so the v-neckline is sharp and easy to sew. As always, the pattern has cup sizes and a variety of sleeve lengths! I tested this pattern back in … More Cashmerette Turner Dress
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
Dear sewists of the world, Does it happen to you too? You budget for an online purchase, pay the high cost of shipping internationally… and then BOOM! You get hit with customs and brokerage fees when it arrives? I recently bought $70CAD (That’s $50US) of fabric, and paid $40CAD ($30US) to have it shipped to … More Shipping Woes
If you’ve clicked through to my blog lately, you might have noticed that I updated my blog format. One day, my old blog seemed fine… the next, I was itching to change it! Does that happen to you too? Here’s some of the new, improved features: A new header, but still made with my wardrobe colour … More Blog Update!
I posted this pattern review on the Curvy Sewing Collective today. I’m reposting it here with a few additional thoughts at the end! Bra-making: It’s so rewarding when it works, and so frustrating when it doesn’t! I started bra-making last summer by taking a weekend class with the Fairy Bra Mother, and since then I’ve made … More Marlborough Bra Review
In my recent round-up of all my Cashmerette makes, I mentioned that I had this cardigan cut and and in progress… well, it very nearly got chucked out, but in the end, I think it works! A couple weeks ago the temperatures dropped, and I immediately went and bought at least 10m of sweater knit … More Concord Cardigan
You will by now have read several posts from bloggers who have been sent a free copy of MyImage and BTrendy magazines… and I’m going to add one more! (Like the others, I was emailed by the two guys behind both Magazines, and asked if I wanted to try out an issue. No requirement to blog, … More Trying out MyImage Magazine