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
Behold, a cold seamstress! It was -16c/3F when I took these pics… the only other person I saw outside was dressed head-to-toe in winter gear while he walked his dogs! But this post wouldn’t have quite the same impact if I was wearing my ankle-length winter coat, so I took the bare minimum of pics and … More A Classic Workwear Combo
Yesterday I posted a rundown comparing the pros and cons of my favourite t-shirt patterns. I was feeling stuck about which style to make for spring – happily through the process of writing, I remember how much I like ALL the patterns! I stopped overthinking it and cut out 4 different patterns that night: Plantain, Comino, Kristen … More Types of T-Shirts, Continued!
A tee seems so basic… but there are just so many styles! For the past couple of seasons, I’ve found myself reflecting on what silhouette of tee I want to sew and wear. Classic, drapey, or boxy? High neckline or scoop? Long, super long, or medium-short? There’s the matter of style, but also what is … More Types of T-Shirts
I got a coverstitch machine last Christmas from my husband and in-laws, and after using it for a year, I want to share some of what I’ve learned and how has it changed my sewing! 1. It’s not that hard. My coverstitch is a Brother, just like my serger and sewing machine. It’s reliable, easy to thread, and seems … More Lessons Learned from my Coverstitch Machine
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
Let the list-making begin! My first Top 5 list for the year is my Top 5 favourite or most-worn makes. There are some TNTs on here, as well as clothes that just make me feel happy every time I wear them. Without further ado, my Top 5 Hits! (In no particular order…) 1. Autumn Comino … More My Top 5 Hits from 2014
Not much to say about this dress… It’s Lady Skater (sort of) and it’s floral (very!) This fabric is one of the floral pontes that I ordered from Fashion Fabrics Club a little while back. I asked you folks if ponte would work for a Lady Skater, and you assured me it would… and of … More Floral Lady Skater!
This post has been a long time coming… who knows why I delayed sewing this dress or writing this post for quite so long, when I am really excited about the result? Back in the summer, my sister Anne requested a dress for her company’s Mad Men-inspired Christmas party this November. We decided to go with … More Anne’s Anna
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a plaid ponte Plantain shift dress! This dress started as an afterwork, TGIF purchase. In other words, I bought myself some happiness for the low price of $11/m! That’s more than I usually pay for fabric (in fact, the contrast fabric was $23/m, so thank goodness I … More Plaid Ponte Shift