There’s something you should know about my husband: He loves the Fantastic Four! I mean, LOVES the Fantastic Four! There are FF prints in our staircase, in our hallway, in our living room, AND in our bedroom! On top of that, his comic book room is awash with FF blue, posters, figures, and of course, … More Fantastic Four Hoodie!
There have been a bunch of gorgeous velvet Appleton wrap dresses in the last year, like Jodi’s and Mary Alice’s versions. I wanted in on the fun, so I sewed one for myself! In fact, this was meant to be my holiday dress… but then I ended up going with something more casual on the … More Velvet Appleton Dress
Remember how one of my goals for 2018 is to put my money where my mouth is? Part of that is to salute the companies and bloggers that are making the blogosphere more inclusive and inspiring! To that end, I’ve decided to start a periodic round-up of awesomeness in the blogosphere! More Inclusive Models Helen’s … More Good News in Sewing, Vol. 1
Voila! Yet another pair of leggings that I pattern tested! These are the Avery leggings from Helen’s Closet, and they are another winner! The Avery leggings have a wide faced yoke/waistband, with encased elastic at the top. I sewed the high rise version, but there is also an option with lower rise. There’s also a … More Helen’s Closet Avery Leggings!
Behold, I have sewn a knit stripe dress! Which is nothing new for me, except that actually the length and silhouette are a bit outside my comfort zone! This is a Closet Case Patterns Nettie dress, inspired by Helen’s Closet’s recent striped Nettie. I’d dared her to try the pattern a few years ago, and … More Sewcialists #SewStripes Month!
You know those times when you are chatting with a friend online, and you’ve suddenly agreed to do something outrageous? Yeah, that happens to me a LOT! This time, Jennifer Woofter from @WeBoughtAManor dared each other to a challenge: Could we wear Cashmerette me-mades every day for a month with no repeats? (We started off with the … More #CashmeretteChallenge Begins!
So, can you guess which 3 tried’n’true patterns I combined to make this tunic? I could have used Ebony or the Groove dress… or even a Plantain… frankly, you could get to a finished project half a dozen ways or more! Here’s what I chose to use: Sewaholic Renfrew cowl (the best cowl ever, but … More A TNT Trifecta!
Finally, something cosy to wear while I take pictures outside! This is the Hugo hoodie, and it’s my first try at the custom-drafted free patterns from FreeSewing.Org! I wrote a whole post on the Sewcialists in December about why FreeSewing.or is great: it’s founded by Joost de Cock, an amazing male sewist and co-founder of … More FreeSewing.Org Hugo Hoodie!
This post first appeared on the Cali Fabrics blog, in return for the fabric I used! Last post I blogged about a Jalie raglan and McCalls sleeveless cardi that I’d sewn with TNT (Tried’N’True) patterns. Well, I’m back today with another TNT Jalie pattern, in a gorgeous floral rayon french terry from Cali Fabrics! This … More Another TNT for winter!
Two weeks ago I posted about my tester version of the new Cashmerette Belmont leggings, and and mentioned how I hadn’t tried the top out yet… well, now I have! The Cedar pattern include a fitted workout tank which I’m not likely to ever make… and a loose dolman tee with an optional tie hem. … More Cashmerette Cedar Top – and how I added long sleeves!