Hey, everyone! I hope y’all are doing well during these weird times. DD and I are hanging in there and enjoying the extra time to cuddle our kitties (who are ecstatic about us being home 24/7, btw). I have a treat for y’all today… not one, but TWO sewing projects! Here we have my fourth… Continue reading Lazo Trousers and Another Melilot!
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
Well, friends, it looks like wedding season is back in full swing! I just went to my friend Taryn’s wedding (click here to see her gift!) and there are more on the horizon. That means more dresses! I was hemming and hawing for a while about what kind of dress to make for Taryn’s wedding.… Continue reading Wiggle to Weddings, Work, and Weekends – The Patterns for Pirates Wiggle Dress
It might seem like a bummer to use your precious sewing time to make things for work, but I actually enjoy it! Wearing my me-mades to work gives me something to look forward to and makes getting dressed in the mornings fun. (Hey, gotta get my kicks in where I can…) I have a new… Continue reading Chambray Granville Work Shirts
I didn’t think I could love the Sewaholic Granville Shirt any more… that is, until I made it sleeveless! The Granville is becoming a staple wardrobe piece for me. I made 2 long-sleeved versions (here and here) so I needed something a little more summer-in-the-desert friendly. I followed this tutorial on making the Granville sleeveless… Continue reading A Sleeveless Granville Shirt – The First of Many More!
One and a half years ago, I made the Deer and Doe Ondee in a mustard ponte knit from GirlCharlee.com to layer over my summer dresses so I can wear them in cooler seasons. Back then I mused, “I love the texture and the comfort of the ponte knit, so I ordered more in a… Continue reading Deer and Doe Ondee Part Deux
We all knew this post was coming sooner or later after I professed my undying love for the Sewaholic Granville Shirt. Yep, I’ve made another one! I wear the heck out of my Tencel Granville, so I immediately cut out another one after I finished my first. It took me forever to finish, though, because… Continue reading A Robert Kaufman Sewaholic Granville Shirt
Dear Granville, I have not felt this way about another pattern in what feels like forever. Your very existence makes my heart go pitter-patter. Our first rendezvous made my knees weak with delight. I think about you everyday and I wish for us to make many more of you in the near future. I promise… Continue reading A Tencel Sewaholic Granville
Until now I have made numerous skirts – pencil, knit, swooshy, embarassing – but they all have fallen short of what really suited me. You’d think with the millions of skirt patterns out there, at least one would work for me, right? Well, my search has ended! Simplicity 1109, a simple pleated skirt, has done the… Continue reading Simplicity 1109: How I Love Thee
I think McCall’s 6696 has to be the most sewn dress on the internet. I mean, it is flattering on almost everyone who wears it and I suppose it does give one a sense of accomplishment (Millions of pleats! Tons of hand-stitching! Collar and button holes!). It is also a great stash-buster as this is… Continue reading A Gingham McCall’s 6696, AKA Another 1950’s House Wife Dress