I was in need of some work-appropriate items. Enter the Flint trouser by Megan Nielsen.
I've been hoarding this piece of Liberty lawn for ages. Since I didn't have a set plan when I purchased it, the ideas of what I could sew with it have run the gamut: pajama bottoms, dirndl skirt, button down shirt... However, browsing through the J. Crew website the other day, I found a blouse… Continue reading Liberty blouse knock-off
After three and a half years of very part-time classes at West Valley College, I finally graduated a week ago with my A.S. in Apparel Production! Since I made a new dress for my very first day of class at WVC, it was only fitting that I drape, draft, and sew the dress in which… Continue reading Graduation dress in summery eyelet
Quilting really isn't my thing; I've made a handful of quilts over the years and while I have been really proud of the resulting blankets, it's not something I enjoy very much. So, clearly, making a new dress or blouse has taken priority over a long-term quilting project! On the spare bed for a momentTruthfully,… Continue reading Quilt finished!
I was definitely not kidding when I said I tend to sew up a pattern twice! Since I made this two dresses just days apart, I thought I would post them together :)The pattern is McCall's M6891. It's a good, classic shirtdress style with a convertible collar and pockets. I love the full skirt, waistline… Continue reading Two summer shirtdresses: M6891
My favorite "dress" rain jacket is now about 12 years old. Despite its age, the lovely aqua color is still in style and fit is still so good...however, there are stains and discolorations that dry cleaning can't fix. As sad as it is, I think it's time to pitch it. Well, this is one of those… Continue reading Dress rain jacket with silk lining
For Mother's Day, we set out to Santa Cruz for a lovely brunch at Gabriella Cafe (wonderfully adorable place, and worth the drive!). We got to SC early and I could request anything I wanted on my special day, so I made my family take me to Hart's Fabric for a 20 minute, whirlwind shopping… Continue reading Adelaide #2 in double gauze
I don't need to review my year to recognize that I didn't blog a lot this year! I sewed a lot less and had a lot less time to take photos and write posts, just in general. But I sewed more than I reported, so instead of reviewing my "hits and misses" of 2015,… Continue reading Undocumented Garments of 2015
I bought this lovely chambray fabric (Robert Kaufman, Nautique Chambray) because anchors! I had ideas for a skirt which never materialized, and then felt inextricably drawn to the idea of making Grainline's Maritime Shorts with it because, well, anchors. It's kitschy, sure, but once my mind latched on to that idea, there was no going… Continue reading Really Maritime-y shorts
Pin-tuck blouse muslin (left) and revised version (right)This blouse. I've had plans to make an official pattern for that top since I first made it. I even bought fabric (years ago) for the job, as encouragement. Ha. In cleaning out my sewing room this weekend, I found a partial pattern of the blouse--just the back--and… Continue reading Self-drafted pin-tuck blouse, two ways