I love cold weather and we've actually had a few weeks of it so I decided to make up a couple more Sew House 7 Toaster sweaters. Early in 2019, I made two sweaters using Version A of the pattern (polo neck with banded sleeves and hem). I didn't really take a look at Version B [...]
I sewed the Maven Patterns French Dart Shift dress for Atlanta Frocktails.
A couple of months ago Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop spoke to my chapter of the American Sewing Guild. Linda inspired me to make my limoncello Kalle top, and I also wound up purchasing a couple of patterns, one of which is the MixIt Top. I've looked at Sewing Workshop pattern envelopes and I'll [...]
In April I bought two pieces of fabric from Fabric Mart Fabrics and I actually had a plan in advance - make a skirt and top for Spring. The Skirt The first piece of fabric was a stretch woven bottom weight with navy background and coral, poppy and blue flowers. It screamed Talbots straight skirt. Do [...]
I've admired this pattern for a long time and it was on my wish list. When Pattern Review offered me a free pattern as a thank you for managing a contest, I finally got my Kalle! The Closet Case Kalle is another one of those patterns that shows up regularly on Instagram. I follow and post under the [...]
My blood has thinned after 15 years in the southern U.S. and I now wear sweaters when it's 12C. Which means I now sew proper sweaters, not just cardigans to stop the chill of the a/c. The Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater is widely reviewed and an Instagram favourite. Leigh at Topstitch Studio & Lounge convinced [...]