… and I need you to hold me to it! While I was chatting with Helen and Caroline on the Love to Sew Podcast, I started dishing out sewing dares… which of course means I have to accept one in return! (If you haven’t followed me for YEARS, you might be wondering what a sewing … More I’ve got a #sewingdare coming up…
Are you a ladyboss? Then this is the dress for you! Cashmerette Rivermont is a fitted ponte dress with lots of darts for shaping. It’s a really classic, business-appropriate style. To me it says, “Look at me! I’m hot, AND I’m in charge!” Which, I have to say, means it’s not the ideal dress for … More Cashmerette Rivermont Dress
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
I’m feeling so honoured! Helen and Caroline reached out to see if I’d like to chat about the Sewcialists, and of course I said yes! Helen from Helen’s Closet and Caroline from Blackbird Fabric started the Love To Sew podcast in August, and I think they’ve been doing a fantastic job. They are chatty and … More I’m on the Love To Sew Podcast!
Um, did I say in my last post that I wouldn’t actually use presets myself? I stand corrected. I had these lackluster photos sitting around for weeks, and when I finally sat down to edit them, I thought, “Ok, let’s see if a preset can help!” Top left is my original photo – I’d tweaked … More Style Arc Ginger Twist Top
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!)
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!
I’m really proud of the newest series on the Sewcialists, which will continue to run periodically between theme months. It’s titled “Who We Are”, and it’s an exploration of identity, intersectionality, and sewing. Basically, it’s what happens when my teacher brain melds with my love of sewing and my enduring nosiness into other people’s lives! … More Head over to the Sewcialists!
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?
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!