More good news to be shared, and some things I missed last time… More Inclusive Models One comment I’ve heard over and over from people at the Sewcialists is that it’s hard to find sewing patterns that are androgynous or suit non-binary folks. For example, most sewing patterns aimed at women are very feminine, enhancing … More Good News In Sewing, Vol. 2
I always enjoy trying new pattern lines, so when Maria Denmark announced her new English-language online magazine called Sewing Life, I was excited! I’ve sewn Maria Denmark patterns since I started working with knits, and I’ve always appreciated her drafting. Maria has run a Danish-language sewing magazine called Sysiden for a few years, and now … More Sewing Life Cocoon Dress!
Do you ever have those times where you want to sew, but you can’t decide what? I was having one of those moments last week, pulling out fabric, deciding against it… when I remembered that I’d just watched a class on strip quilting during the Craftsy all-you-can-watch weekend. So without a real plan, I found … More A Quilted Palette Cleanser
I made it! A whole month of wearing Cashmerette, and I loved my outfits every day! (Well, almost every day – I realised on the last day that I had to wear a bright pink anti-bullying shirt to school, and i only had a red cardigan or a forest green t-shirt left!) As I explain … More Completing the #CashmeretteChallenge!
Hello! I’m sharing my take on the Day and Night Dress Challenge over on Elizabeth Made This today! What is this challenge? Basically, we were asked to make a dress for a coffee date and one for cocktails. No surprise here: mine are both knits! Elizabeth asked a huge range of bloggers to participate, including … More My take on the Day and Night Dress Challenge!
There’s something you should know about my husband: He loves the Fantastic Four! I mean, LOVES the Fantastic Four! There are FF prints in our staircase, in our hallway, in our living room, AND in our bedroom! On top of that, his comic book room is awash with FF blue, posters, figures, and of course, … More Fantastic Four Hoodie!
There have been a bunch of gorgeous velvet Appleton wrap dresses in the last year, like Jodi’s and Mary Alice’s versions. I wanted in on the fun, so I sewed one for myself! In fact, this was meant to be my holiday dress… but then I ended up going with something more casual on the … More Velvet Appleton Dress
Remember how one of my goals for 2018 is to put my money where my mouth is? Part of that is to salute the companies and bloggers that are making the blogosphere more inclusive and inspiring! To that end, I’ve decided to start a periodic round-up of awesomeness in the blogosphere! More Inclusive Models Helen’s … More Good News in Sewing, Vol. 1
Voila! Yet another pair of leggings that I pattern tested! These are the Avery leggings from Helen’s Closet, and they are another winner! The Avery leggings have a wide faced yoke/waistband, with encased elastic at the top. I sewed the high rise version, but there is also an option with lower rise. There’s also a … More Helen’s Closet Avery Leggings!
Behold, I have sewn a knit stripe dress! Which is nothing new for me, except that actually the length and silhouette are a bit outside my comfort zone! This is a Closet Case Patterns Nettie dress, inspired by Helen’s Closet’s recent striped Nettie. I’d dared her to try the pattern a few years ago, and … More Sewcialists #SewStripes Month!