Sewing Kibbe Gamine

On Monday I told you that I’d become fascinated by Kibbe bodytypes and wanted to try sewing some clothes inspired by the suggestions for Gamines. Well, here you are, a very basic first attempt! Two sweatshirts! Here are the factors that make these appropriate for the gamine body type: high neckline fitted at shoulders and … More Sewing Kibbe Gamine


It’s finally time! I proposed a #SewJanelleMonae tribute back in April… knew what I was making by June… sewed it in July and August… and here we are, with the finished look in September! If you still have plans to make your own Janelle-inspired project, don’t worry – there are no rules around this and … More #SewJanelleMonae

Plus-Size Sewing: Is it a mindset or a size range?

I’ve been thinking about something lately… the idea of being plus-size. Perhaps surprisingly, for much of the time I was an editor at the Curvy Sewing Collective, I wasn’t sure if I felt “plus-size” myself. At the time, I was 42-36-47, and usually sewed a size 14-16-or-18. Wearing one of the first Cashmerette patterns¬†in November … More Plus-Size Sewing: Is it a mindset or a size range?

Olive Sasha Trousers – Read my wrinkles!

Hi! Remember when I went though my trouser phase in July, and posted about my Closet Case Patterns Sasha trousers? Well, it started all kinds of fascinating discussions about plus-size fit, the lack of examples of what good fit looks like on plus-size women, and which wrinkles are unavoidable. Now I’m back with modified Sashas, … More Olive Sasha Trousers – Read my wrinkles!