Earlier this month, I mentioned that I’m looking for a TNT summer tank pattern. Itch To Stitch Lago wasn’t right for me, so I thought I’d mention a few patterns I already love! First up, the Hey June Santa Fe! This was my favourite pattern last summer, and I love all those versions still. It’s … More Searching for the Perfect Summer Tank: Jalie 3245 and Santa Fe
Friends, meet my first favourite make of the summer! It’s got all my favourite summer features: blouson bodice, maxi skirt with room to walk, slight racerback that still covers bra straps. Easy to wear, polished, but also dramatic enough to be fun! Here’s the lowdown: Bodice: Jalie 3245, which includes the raglan tee that I’ve … More My Perfect Summer Maxi Dress
It was Canadian Thanksgiving this past weekend, and I felt like some simple sewing. On a whim, I bought the Jalie dolman top pattern, which I’ve been eyeing for a year… and once that was done, I finally finished up a UFO from the summer! Both are kimono/dolman type sleeves, monochromatic, and abstract geometric prints, so they … More Quick Projects
I finally made something I can blog! After sewing a bunch of kids clothes, bras, pattern testing and getting ready for the #betterpicturesproject, it was starting to feel like I hadn’t done a good finished garment post in a while. So buckle up and get ready for lots of pictures – I made a dress! … More Jalie Bella Dress!
We recently had “March Break” aka. the only mid-year vacation besides Christmas. (Brits, I’m in permanent envy of your school year schedule. So sensible.) Of course, I spent most of the week sewing! (I can’t really remember what I did on vacation before sewing!) The first thing I made was another circle scarf: The floral is a … More Stripes and Lace
After blogging about my experience sewing scuba, I’m back with yet another polyester fabric that has suddenly become popular this year! This fabric is from my local Fabricland, and they have it in a variety of colours and quilted designs. It’s basically a double knit, and feels like a similar weight to ponte. It’s fairly … More Sewing with Polyester Quilted Knit
I feel like raglans took over the blogosphere this past year: be it Papercut, Grainline, Kitschy Koo, Hey June, Capital Chic, or my personal fav, Jalie, there are raglans everywhere! I hadn’t sewn one until I got the Jalie pattern last winter, and boom: now I’ve made about 15! Now clearly raglans are nothing new… … More 2014: The Rise of the Raglan
(The more I stare at this photo, the stranger the pose seems to me! I blame holding the camera remote…) Two new things in my life: A new top, and a new-to-me car! One fleeting, and one hopefully more long-lasting. I have a car! All to myself! WOOHOO!!!! *Dance party!* I didn’t get my full license until … More Two New Things
**First of all, WOW! So many great and helpful comments on my last two posts about budgeting for sewing. Thank you! It’s taking me some time to think through everyone’s advice, and then I’ll get replying and blogging about it again!** Last week I wore 8 days of Espresso leggings… and this week I wore … More Me-Made May Week 2: Bring on the Jalie Raglan tops!
Introducing my latest me-made outfit! Well, no strictly me-made… but handmade! Over the summer my sister Anne and I made a deal that she’d buy a bunch of fabric, I’d sew it into clothes for her, and she’d knit me a cowl in return! (I really did get the good end of that deal, but … More Bacon Cowl, Jalie Raglan, and Green December Style Arc Pants!