I focusing on sewing wardrobe basics - those pieces that will go with anything in the closet. This is the first piece in a set of coordinates.
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’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 [...]