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 [...]
Instragram has informed me that making oneself a birthday dress is a thing. I had planned to make a dress, the fabric was sitting right there, my birthday was coming up so I thought I'd give it a try! Last summer when I was in Calgary I just had to buy this crazy, Pucci-esque Telio [...]
This top seemed to take forever to complete, but now that it's done I'm so happy with the result! For the past few weeks, I haven't felt much like sewing. One of our cat family members passed away and that impacted me more than I expected. Add to that a couple of completely unsuccessful attempts [...]
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 [...]