It’s All Lies: A Better Pictures Project Post

This week I posted on the Cali Fabric blog about this cute new lace-overlay dress. It sewed up just like I wanted, and I was really pleased… until I realised I had to photograph a short-sleeved dress on a February day full of wind, hail and snow! Ladies and gentlemen, the Better Pictures Project returns for just … More It’s All Lies: A Better Pictures Project Post

Pattern Testing: Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan

Today I’m happy to get to share about the new Blackwood Cardigan pattern from Helen’s Closet! It’s a lovely simple pattern, but thoughtfully drafted with some nice details. Here’s how Helen describes the pattern: “The Blackwood Cardigan is a cozy and versatile addition to your wardrobe. Designed with layering in mind, it has minimal excess … More Pattern Testing: Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan

Cashmerette Turner Vs. Colette Moneta: A Pattern Comparison

Grab a snack and get cosy – this is going to be a long post! This weekend I’ll be teaching a class on knit dresses at Spool and Spindle. We like to offer students a choice of patterns so that everyone can get the size and shape that is right for them. This time, we’ve chosen Cashmerette … More Cashmerette Turner Vs. Colette Moneta: A Pattern Comparison

Ebony Tunic

Why yes, it IS my third Ebony in as many weeks… did you really expect any different? I’m loving the combo of comfort, style and drama, so this won’t be the last. My first two Ebonys were the dress version, shortened. This time I tried the tunic length with raglan sleeves. The body is shortened … More Ebony Tunic

Jungle January 2017!

It’s the fifth year of Jungle January, and let’s be honest: my 5th year of sewing leopard! I never wore animal prints before the first Jungle January, but I’m well and truly hooked. (Yes, I know I’m a few days late on this one! Oops!) Over the years, I’ve made: a leopard Renfrew cowl a … More Jungle January 2017!