I’m back with some more pattern testing! This is the new Closet Case Pattern Amy jumpsuit, which is a quick PDF release that they squeezed in this summer. It is meant for light-to-midweight wovens, but lucky for me, Heather let me test it in a knit! Amy is the jumpsuit equivalent of a swing dress: … More Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit
Hi! Remember when I went though my trouser phase in July, and posted about my Closet Case Patterns Sasha trousers? Well, it started all kinds of fascinating discussions about plus-size fit, the lack of examples of what good fit looks like on plus-size women, and which wrinkles are unavoidable. Now I’m back with modified Sashas, … More Olive Sasha Trousers – Read my wrinkles!
August is Sew Style Hero month over on the Sewcialists, and just like last year, I can’t narrow it down to just one inspiration. Last year’s version of the same theme, then called Tribute Month, gave me one of my all time favourite dresses: my Oona-inspired Verticla stripe maxi! This year I’m back with more … More Sew Style Hero and a Statement Sleeve
I’ve chatted this summer with a few people thinking of starting blogs, and one of the things people ask about is how to create enough content! Sewing is expensive and time consuming, and taking pictures isn’t always easy. Here are some of my suggestions – and I hope you’ll help us come up with more … More Blog topics that aren’t finished projects
I get asked this question all the time: Is polyester sweaty to wear? The short answer is: YES. The long answer is SOMETIMES. It depends on the fabric, style, season, preferences and what your alternatives are! I wrote a whole post called “In Praise of Polyester” last year, in which I describe some of my most and least … More Is polyester fabric sweaty?
I sewed a Simplicity pattern – the first I’ve sewn in years, because they are no longer available in Canada. I got the pattern at the PR Weekend swap, and I should love it… but I’m feeling very “meh” about it! The good part is the fabric – another Micheal Levine ITY print that Anne … More Feeling Uninspired by Simplicity 2219
The recent Love To Sew podcast on the finances of sewing got me thinking about how I choose to spend my fabric budget. Basically, I sew so prolifically that most fabric I sew is $7/m or less. but sometimes I do spend more, and I thought it might be interesting to look back at my … More What projects have I “splurged” on this year so far?
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
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
I’m back with one (two) last variations on the theme of pull-on trousers! This time, I’m using the Closet Case Patterns Jenny overalls pattern to make flowy wide culottes. On the left, a pair in rayon challis, and on the right, a pair in navy poly crepe! Both paired with Santa Fe tanks, because I’m … More Closet Case Jenny Culottes