For my latest project with Cali Fabric, I ordered a whole lot of modal-blend fabric. 7 yards, to be precise! (I find ordering in yards a bit annoying – I can make leggings from 1m of fabric, but not 1 yard! And since this contains a natural fibre, I ordered plenty for each project to … More Modal Leggings and a Tessuti Top
Let the games begin! Here’s my next instalment in the #sewingtop5 series! 1. Muse Natalie Dress Either this pattern or this fabric could have worked as something else… but together, I felt bland. I cut it up and made a tank instead, which, frankly, is also a bit bland and poorly-fitting! 2. Linen Santa Fe tee … More Top 5 Misses of 2016!
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!
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
Hello there! Like my new dress? It’s the Natalie dress by Muse Patterns, which I’ve been eying since it was released a few years ago, wondering if those gathers would be friend or foe! The answer? Both! Here’s a close-up, because I know the print it hiding ALL the detail. Basically, there are seams in the … More Muse Natalie Dress
I cleaned out my summer scraps from the sewing room the other day – aka. the huge pile of scraps from everything I’ve sewn over the last 3 months! In the process, I finished up some WIPs and sewed some scrap busters. Sewing scraps is almost like tidying, right? First up, a Maria Denmark Day-to-Night … More Wardrobe Padding
Today I’m blogging over at Cali Fabric about my coral leopard Santa Fe tent dress… which really got me thinking about what works on my body and what I like to wear. Proportion and practicality – this dress needed some tweaks to get there! First, proportion. I started off with the version on the left. … More Proportion and Practicality
Ta-da! It’s my latest tent dress! This one is the Groove Dress, which has both a child and a adult version. It comes with a bunch of variations, like short and long sleeves, a cowl and hood, and a high-low hem or straight hem. There is some interesting shaping: the side seams don’t flare out until under … More Tent Dress Trials – The Groove Dress
I’m always a year or two behind trends – I don’t like them when they are breaking, but by year two, I’m like, “YAS! I need culottes/jumpsuits/whatever!” That’s where I’m at with tent dresses. Call ’em what you like – trapeze dresses, swing dresses – I want them! I toyed with the idea just a … More Tent Dress Trials