Wardrobe Padding

I cleaned out my summer scraps from the sewing room the other day – aka. the huge pile of scraps from everything I’ve sewn over the last 3 months! In the process, I finished up some WIPs and sewed some scrap busters. Sewing scraps is almost like tidying, right? First up, a Maria Denmark Day-to-Night … More Wardrobe Padding

Hey June Santa Fe

I am so annoyed. What, can’t you tell? When I took these pics, all was well – nice pattern, nice tops! I downloaded them into Lightroom, then deleted the photos from the camera card to clear room for my next photoshoot… and somehow, deleted the versions Lightroom was using as well! Did they not properly … More Hey June Santa Fe

Shirts Of A Feather Flock Together

There’s a strange satisfaction in being consistent with my fabric choices…  so I was pleased to realised that both these recent makes feature feather-ish shapes with black, white and jewel-tone colours! There’s really no other similarity in the projects, but I’m blogging them both together anyway. First, a 2nd-hand dress refashioned into a tank. The dress … More Shirts Of A Feather Flock Together

Stripes and Lace

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

Me-Made May Week 2: Bring on the Jalie Raglan tops!

**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!

Maria of Denmark’s new Olivia Oversized Tee… and Cake Espresso PANTS!

Well hi there! I’ve got two new makes to talk about today – both of which are patterns I was lucky enough to test!  First up, Maria of Denmark’s brand new Olivia Oversized Tee. It’s a loose-fit kimono sleeve top with a snug band at the bottom. It’s really fast to sew, and has a … More Maria of Denmark’s new Olivia Oversized Tee… and Cake Espresso PANTS!

Bacon Cowl, Jalie Raglan, and Green December Style Arc Pants!

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!