If my last Berlin coats just barely fulfilled my #sewingdare from the Love To Sew girls to make a coat, then I think this project finally counts! This version was made during the last of the chilly weather as a transitional coat for spring and fall. It’s sewn in a thick wool knit I found … More Pink Wool Berlin Jacket
I admit it, I’m an indie pattern fan. I tried a few “Big 4” patterns (McCalls, Butterick, Vogue and Simplicity) when I was starting out, and they almost all turned out oversized and ill-fitting. I got into the habit of buying Indie patterns instead, and never looked back… until now! This year one of my Top … More Sewing a Big 4 Pattern: Burda!
MOAR CLOTHES! So many clothes. I have so many that I love that I really need to pass some less-favourite items on! May 7: Cone Mills Ginger Jeans from 2016, Santa Fe top from 2016, and a Concord Cardigan from last year! Folks, this is proof that Cone Mills is worth the price! I worried … More Me-Made May 2018: Week 2
Behold, one of my favourite makes this year! This is a direct copy of a Tata Naka dress that I saw online here – you might remembered that I mentioned my inspiration dress in my Dress Out Loud post. Thanks to my ever growing stash, I had just the right fabrics on hand! Wen I bought … More Angles
My goal for this Me-Made May is to wear something older than a year each day, and something newer than a year! I’m generally off to a good start, with a wobble or two… May 1: Ebony Tunic from Feb. 2017, and Sasha Trousers (unblogged) It’s a duo of Closet Case Patterns! I’ve worn this … More Me-Made May 2018: Week 1!
Nice weather is finally here!!! Hallelujah. We had a huge ice storm just two weeks ago, but it went up to 30c today, so I think I can officially take the snow tires off the car! That said, I actually sewed this dress back in March, as one of my projects for the Cali Fabrics … More Bring on Spring!
I learned to sew from my mom… but when the right project comes along, my dad has some sewing skills too! His first project was a waterproof jacket in the 70’s… his second project was this high-performance underquilt for his next hiking adventure! I am so very proud of him for tackling the project like … More Sewing a Hammock Underquilt (aka. Father/Daughter Sewing Adventures!)
You know when something niggles in the back of your mind, and just doesn’t feel right? That’s how I feel when things go unblogged… so without futher ado, let’s jump back to some projects from the past! (For the rest of the pictures it’s going to be be modelling it, but Anne kindly sent me … More Unblogged but not unloved!
Sure, I’m hosting #SewcialistsLoveMMMay this April and May, and participating in MMMay myself… but come on, there’s always room for an oddball inspiration! I’ve had Pynk stuck in my head for days, and it’s led my down a rabbithole of her other songs. I’m entranced by her visuals and sense of style, and it dovetails … More Let’s #SewJanelleMonae !
Betcha can’t make just one! I liked my first Sewing Life Cocoon dress, so I quick made another one. I found this scuba print at a local Fabricland, and it has a perfect amount of body for this shape. And what is the shape? It is basically just a classic dolman. It’s free with the … More Another Cocoon Dress!