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?
Time for another Tribute Month project! Marcy aka. Oonaballoona needs no introduction – she is probably one of the most recognisable bloggers around, with one of the most distinctive styles. Marcy was the inspiration for the Sewcialists Oonapalooza month, back in 2014. We had so much fun getting inspired by Marcy that we decided the … More Tribute Month: Marcy from Oonaballona
Tribute Month is finally here!!! It’s been a lot of work getting the Sewcialists blog up and running, but I’m so thrilled with the awesome team of volunteers who are making this theme month happen. I’ve got a few projects planned for Tribute Month, and I decided to start with the easiest: Meg from Cookin’ … More Tribute Month: Meg from Cookin’ and Craftin’!
Behold – I’ve done more pattern testing with a woven! Here I’ve used a Fabricland rayon challis to sew up the new Suki Kimono pattern by Helen’s Closet, and I love it. The pattern has some really nice details that make it a skill-builder for beginners and a nice rewarding sew for intermediates. In-seam pockets … More Suki Kimono by Helen’s Closet
This, my friends, is a pattern and fabric match made in heaven! I’ve been wearing it every evening since I made it (ok, and some days, and I even slept in it once or twice!) and it’s held up beautifully. No wrinkles, no bagging, and manages to be cosy but breathable. I’m in love! The fabric … More Blackwood Cardigan in Double Brushed Poly
Today I’m happy to get to share about the new Blackwood Cardigan pattern from Helen’s Closet! It’s a lovely simple pattern, but thoughtfully drafted with some nice details. Here’s how Helen describes the pattern: “The Blackwood Cardigan is a cozy and versatile addition to your wardrobe. Designed with layering in mind, it has minimal excess … More Pattern Testing: Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan