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
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?
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
Since I started down the rabbit-hole of pull-on pants in my post about my Sasha trousers, let’s just go whole-hog on this, shall we? I’ve been planning this post for a while, inspired by my me-made and RTW wardrobe. I love pants with a stretchy waistband, but there are a surprisingly variety of ways to … More Types of Pull-On Trouser Waistbands
The Closet Case Patterns blogfest continues! (Yes, this is my third CCP post in a row, after three Jalie patterns in a row… next up will be a wildcard though!) I made these Sasha trousers in April, and they have been in steady rotation since. Because my closet is so full, that really only means … More Sasha Trousers, and Musings about Plus-Size Fit
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
Remember when we used to have #fabricchats every Friday on Twitter, circa 2012? It was so much fun to be able to hang out and chat with lots of sewists in real time. Well, for the next two weeks you can catch me hanging out online at That Sewing Blab! I hope you’ll come by … More Come hang with me on That Sewing Blab tonight!
I’ve been begging Heather to let me be a pattern tester for ages, and I’m so excited that I’m finally on the list! It’s a small way I can support the indie designers that I love, and in this case, I also knew testing for Closet Case Patterns would stretch my skill set! BEHOLD: NOT … More Closet Case Pattern Fiona