I don’t join in many sewing competitions – but I had to jump on board Tanya’s Dress Like Your Grandma challenge! The ideas is to “take a photo of your grandma (or your grandpa, great-grandma, mom, aunt, someone else’s grandma — you get the idea!) and re-create an outfit or piece that they are wearing.” I … More Dress Like Your Grandma
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
As you can tell from the fall foliage, it’s been a while since I tested the Cashmerette Dartmouth top! It’s a good addition to Jenny’s line-up, and I’m happy to finally be able to talk about it! Dartmouth is a knit fixed cross-over top. I sewed the version with ruching at the sides, but there is … More Cashmerette Dartmouth Top
The tent dress trials continue! This summer I tried a bunch of different patterns for swingy knit dresses, but I’ve yet to sew any for winter… until Closet Case Patterns released their the Ebony tee/dress this week! Heather had been hinting on IG that the new pattern would be like her New Years dress, so … More Closet Case Patterns’ Ebony Dress!
I’ve been enjoying wearing my first Tessuti Isla Top (more than expected, to be frank!) so inspiration struck to make another version in some lovely bamboo I picked up for half price! I love this colour, and find myself choosing it again and again, even though it’s it’s darker than the teal I consider “ideal” for my … More Tessuti Isla Top, Take 2!
I’ve already done a post extolling the virtues (and failings) of my favourite knit material, rayon. Today I’d like to talk about my next favourite, which I think isn’t always given the respect it deserves! Polyester knits can be pretty great, guys! (It can also be pretty awful, I’m not going to lie.) Let’s dive right … More In Praise of Polyester
You will by now have read several posts from bloggers who have been sent a free copy of MyImage and BTrendy magazines… and I’m going to add one more! (Like the others, I was emailed by the two guys behind both Magazines, and asked if I wanted to try out an issue. No requirement to blog, … More Trying out MyImage Magazine
Today I’m blogging over at Cali Fabric about my coral leopard Santa Fe tent dress… which really got me thinking about what works on my body and what I like to wear. Proportion and practicality – this dress needed some tweaks to get there! First, proportion. I started off with the version on the left. … More Proportion and Practicality
It’s my 5th wedding anniversary today, and we’re celebrating by going to see one of our favourite bands play in Canada for the first time! A few days ago Jamie was showing me live concert video on YouTube, and I got inspired by the stage costumes the band wears… and half an hour later, I … More Tent Dress Trial and Error
My first post for Cali Fabrics is now up! I made this maxi in early July, using the Comino Cap bodice, and the skirt from the Sallie Jumpsuit and Dress pattern. I can tell this dress is a favourite because it’s what I reached for on the first day of ESL camp, and another time to … More Paint Daub Maxi