Like many people with curves, I struggle to find button-down shirts that work for my body. If the placket doesn't gape then it's a shapeless sack. If it has any shape then the placket gapes. My last experience with Cashmerette convinced me that I need to take a closer look at their patterns so I [...]
I sewed the Maven Patterns French Dart Shift dress for Atlanta Frocktails.
I’m buying fewer patterns these day. Everything seems so similar. Then I saw this pattern on the front of the New Look Fall/Winter catalogue and it was both different and fresh! Pattern & Fabric New Look 6638 is a tunic length top with dolman sleeves, empire waist with elastic and in-seam ties. There are also [...]
Skirts are pretty much perfect for the dog days of summer. When a breeze hits you on a hot summer day it feels a bit scandalous ... It's no secret that I'm seduced by fabric colour and print. Last summer I picked up 2 panels of a bright & summery cotton sateen (10-15% stretch) floral [...]
When the Spring Simplicity patterns were released I was immediately drawn to this one for the shape of the top. Simplicity 8848 is a coordinates pattern featuring a couple of tops, a dress and pants. The sleeveless top was appealing for a couple of reasons; the front v-neck is relatively modest, and the ties wrap [...]
In my work life, there is a single constant - professional garb. Trousers, button-down shirts, and jackets have been my wardrobe staples. But times have changed - workplaces are more casual. More than that, I'm learning what I want to wear and it isn't what's in my closet. So it's time to work on workwear. Inspiration [...]