Yes, it's been quite a year and I haven't posted anything since, oh, a couple of days before the world shut down. One day let's all plan to sit down with a glass of something and chronicle the year that was but, for now, I want to tell you about my latest make! The Pattern [...]
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 [...]
This pattern has quietly become one of my TNTs. And surprisingly, I've never reviewed or blogged about it. But it's definitely a favourite and one I feel confident will always work. Kwik Sew 3658 is a pullover top (or dress) with a front v-opening and drapey collar. Over the past few years, I've purchased a [...]
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 [...]