anna maria horner, free patterns, handmade wardrobe, sewing, shorts, shorts on the line, vintage fabric

Summertime shorts

I'm STILL not on vacation (t-minus 20 hours or so), but at some point it will be summer break for me, since thankfully, it's kind of inevitable.  I'm done with pencil skirts and wool pants for a while; on to summer attire!  So, shorts.  I'm so not a fan of shorts (still not after making… Continue reading Summertime shorts

anna maria horner, deer & doe, handmade wardrobe, indie patterns, knits, serger, sewing, sewing knits

Late to the Plantain train

So the free Plantain tee pattern was released by Deer & Doe, what, like 20 years ago?  I had printed the pattern, taped it all together and then promptly slide the entire thing under the bed in my sewing room.  I don't recall the circumstances that put it there, but there it sat for months.… Continue reading Late to the Plantain train

anna maria horner, dress, handmade wardrobe, resewlution 2014, sewing, v7871, vogue

Blue ribbon dress

No, no awards were won for this dress--hope I didn't misrepresent myself there!  However, the fabric (Anna Maria Horner's Flower Circuit in linen) is what I bought with a gift certificate as part of the prize for my winning skirt from Skirt Week 2013! That counts for something, right?  Mostly the print just reminds me of… Continue reading Blue ribbon dress

anna maria horner, dress, harts fabric, sewing, sundress

Sundress struggles

Some projects take longer than others.  Some walk that fine line between "worth finishing" and "garbage-worthy".  Case in point: this dress.  This dress hovered over the trash can on numerous occasions.  So many ripped out seams, so many alterations, so many changes to the construction.  The pattern (Vogue V1086, by Tracy Reese) had sketchy instructions… Continue reading Sundress struggles