SBCC Flora Dress

First, this pattern is a blouse… and second, it is primarily aimed at wovens! But they list knits as an option in the instructions, so of course you know that is what I used! This is the new Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick Flora, and I made three in the week since it was released! I’ve … More SBCC Flora Dress

Social Sewing

Summer vacation as a teacher is pretty awesome – two whole months to sew, and only leave the house when you want! I’ve been trying to make sure I use that time to connect with local sewists, not just retreat into my delightfully introverted bubble. View this post on Instagram Twinsie sewing with @gilliancrafts. Sneak … More Social Sewing

Jenny Shorts – or, Should I just declare July as Pants Month?

More Closet Case Patterns, more pull on pants! What can I say, I’m on a roll? In my previous posts about my Sasha trousers and different types of pull-on elastic waist pants, some people asked about patterns, so I thought I would take you through how I turn a standard pair of trousers into pull-on … More Jenny Shorts – or, Should I just declare July as Pants Month?

How to give any stretch pants an elastic waistband

I wrote this for the Curvy Sewing Collective in 2015 – I’m finally reposting it here! Can anything ruin a day faster than too-tight or too-loose jeans? (Answer: Yes, of course, other things are worse, but badly fitting pants are pretty awful!) Either they cut into your tummy when you sit, causing bloating, discomfort, or “muffin … More How to give any stretch pants an elastic waistband

Nettie x Nettie

I always say that Closet Case Patterns take me a year to fall in love with, because I’m so behind on trends! When they are first released, I think, “Stylish, but could I pull that off?” Sometime later, I suddenly become obsessed! That’s the story with the Nettie dress, but much, much delayed. I used … More Nettie x Nettie