Velvet Ultraviolet tee

I moved my winter stash down into the sewing room last week, and quickly found myself distracted by this knit velvet! It’s just a cheap remnant I bought last year, but it gave me a chance to practice before sewing with some of the patterned and burnout velvet in stock at Fabricland this season! The pattern … More Velvet Ultraviolet tee

Better Pictures Project: Lightroom Presets (and my new tattoo!)

Hi! I’ve been really busy lately: teaching at extra schools for a month while we waited for more staff to be hired, taking two courses online, organising three posts a week on the Sewcialists, AND sewing and blogging for myself! So while I’ve got plenty of summer sewing projects still waiting to be blogged, I … More Better Pictures Project: Lightroom Presets (and my new tattoo!)

I <3 Border Prints!

Yes, it’s true: I love border prints! They do the heavy lifting to make a simple pattern look unique, and that’s pretty much my entire wardrobe goal. Here are some of my border print makes over the years: This is the project that got me thinking about my love for border prints: an ombre leopard … More I ❤ Border Prints!

Is this Normcore?

Some parts of this post first appeared on the Cali Fabrics blog, and I received fabric in return for being part of the Cali blog team.  Sometimes I want to dress to stand out, to establish my identity and stand apart from a crowd. That’s when I wear a something like my Oonapalooza maxi or my … More Is this Normcore?

Reviewing jeggings fabric from L’Oiseau, and some tips on sewing leggings!

Since I decided to sew and wear more tunics this fall, I need some truly opaque leggings. I don’t know why this is such a hard thing to find in RTW or fabric stores! Currently, my only pair of public-worthy leggings-as-pants are some jeggings I made with fabric I found locally. (It was $5/m, so … More Reviewing jeggings fabric from L’Oiseau, and some tips on sewing leggings!