Everyone has different “basics” in their wardrobe… and in the midst of Christmas busyness, I’ve been dreaming up topping up mine! Here’s what I have in mind: taupe striped Concord tee – basically, another version of my most-worn tee in another colour way of the same fabric! red plaid dress – not so much a basic … More Wardrobe Basics: Making Plans!
I thought this post might be hard to write – how can I chose favourites from the 50+ projects I’ve made this year? But once I scrolled through my Flickr stream, it was clear which garments made my heart sing! 1. Washington Dress in Black Scribbles I made this dress in January, and it gets a … More Top 5 Best Projects of 2016!
I’m hoping you can help me – Why do all my photos look blurry on my blog? I swear they are sharp in Lightroom, and I think I’m exporting them at fairly high quality… but somewhere between that, and uploading them to Flickr and then embedding them into WordPress, something is going wrong. I find the … More What’s with my blurry photos?
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!