The Sewaholic Cambie Dress was one of my first forays into the world of indie pattern sewing. I made 2 iterations, which have both been donated by now because although they were much loved, they were a little too tight in the armpit area and… who am I kidding… the waist, too! So I’ve been… Continue reading Sewaholic Cambie Skirts
The last two projects I made for my husband, DD, didn’t come out as planned (here and here). The fit was way off and I was very disappointed in myself. I thought switching to a different pattern company may help, especially one that focuses on menswear. So I turned to Thread Theory for his next… Continue reading Plaid Jedediah Ugly Pants That Are a Fail and a Hit!
… she sleeps all night and she works all day! If you’ve never heard the Monty Python lumberjack song I’m referencing, please do yourself a favor and check it out. So yes! I’ve made myself a shirt/tunic worthy of a rugged lumberjack! Pay no mind to the wrinkling under the bust. I clearly failed to… Continue reading She’s a Lumberjack and She’s OK…
It was only a matter of time before I made a winter-worthy Sewaholic Granville shirt. I am well-stocked in RTW sweaters, but don’t have much in the way of warm shirts. A plaid flannel Granville shirt seemed perfect for my upcoming trip to Japan… and it didn’t hurt that a fire was lit under me… Continue reading A Plaid Flannel Granville
The end of 2017 came a little too fast for me – I haven’t even finished photographing and posting all of my 2017 makes! But here we are again and it’s time for Gillian’s Top 5 of 2017! Top 5 Hits NOLA Ginger Jeans I wear the heck out of these and they’re still going… Continue reading Top 5 of 2017
And now we come back to the winter-y posts! Christmas is near and it’s time to snuggle up and get warm! And what makes me feel super snuggly and super warm? A Seamwork Oslo Cardigan made of wool! It certainly did its job during this photo shoot as it was 90 EFFING DEGREES outside (yes,… Continue reading A Wooly Seamwork Oslo Cardigan
It took a decade, but it looks like skinny jeans are out and boot cut/flare is back in! I resisted the skinny jeans trend for so long until I finally caved and needed something to wear with my knee-high boots. Since then, I’ve been hooked even though it’s not exactly the most flattering of silhouettes… Continue reading Dim Sum and Sashiko Rayon Boot Cut Ginger Jeans
We now interrupt your cozy holiday posts for something more tropical. Or southern hemisphere appropriate. You decide. I decided I needed a Hawaiian shirt when DD sent an email at work a couple of months ago declaring that Friday to be Hawaiian Shirt Friday. The problem was I didn’t have one, so I stuck out… Continue reading Aloha Granville!
Woo-hoo, it’s my favorite time of year! I love all the holiday cheer, comfort food, and being able to get away with wearing a velvet dress! That’s right, I’ve got another post over at the Cali & Co blog and it’s all about this green velvet piece of heaven! Go check out all the details… Continue reading A Very ’90s Holiday Dress
Well the temps are not in the 90’s anymore, so that means it’s time to bust out some cool weather clothes! (It’s actually in the high 80’s… Sad, I know – desert living for ya!) I found the perfect cardigan pattern when Helen of Helen’s Closet released the Blackwood Cardigan. I made one earlier this… Continue reading A Cozy Striped Blackwood Cardigan