drape, drape drape 2, dress, handmade wardrobe, knits, pattern review, sewing, sewing knits

Drape Drape 2: dress no. 2

Have you guys tried any of the books in the Drape Drape series?  Even though it's a bit out of my standard sewing repertoire (to say the least!), I was seriously intrigued by the amazing, draped creations in these books.  Many are single pieces that are "origamied" (my word, made up 🙂 into a garment.… Continue reading Drape Drape 2: dress no. 2

camas, clothing, handmade wardrobe, knits, sewing, thread theory, tops

Camas Blouse by Thread Theory

After making several Thread Theory patterns (peacoat and boxer briefs) for my husband, I was super excited to hear that they were releasing a pattern for women.  And when I saw that it was a not-so-basic knit top, well, I was all over that.   Come to me, Camas Blouse!Overall the top is just great.… Continue reading Camas Blouse by Thread Theory

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

dress, knits, mood, ponte knit, resewlution 2014, sewing, vogue

Last vestige of summer dress–Vogue 8663

At the suggestion of several readers (thank you for rescuing me from indecision!) for uses for this striped canary ponte knit from Mood , I went with the Vogue.  Here's a refresher of the pattern (Vogue 8663) envelope, now out of stock:What is most distinctive (and worth sewing, in my opinion) is the pleated neckline.… Continue reading Last vestige of summer dress–Vogue 8663

colette patterns, handmade wardrobe, knits, myrtle, pattern review, peplum, resewlution 2014, sewing

Cropped Myrtle dress and pattern review

I guess it's a little silly since I just drafted and released my own (free!) cowl-neck pattern, but I just had to buy Colette's newest release, the Myrtle dress.  It was like a black hole, just pulling me in: I couldn't resist!  I love a casual dress, and this pattern looked like it would be… Continue reading Cropped Myrtle dress and pattern review

dress, handmade wardrobe, knits, resewlution 2014, sewing, vogue, wrap dress

Knit wrap dress (not quite sure about this one)

So the photos make it look lovely, but truth be told, I'm not sold on this dress yet.  I've worn it, and it's fine, but I'm not in love with it like I had been hoping.  The pattern is Vogue V1027.  For the pattern changes: I reduced the length of the dress by about a… Continue reading Knit wrap dress (not quite sure about this one)

girl charlee, handmade wardrobe, kid clothing, kid sewing, kids clothes week, knits, pajamas, sewing

KCW: Woodland creature PJs for both boys

A few more kid garments finished: some during the official "KCW" and the rest this morning. The boys can always use new pajamas, and they are fast and easy to sew up, so PJs it is!  Plus, who could resist either of these fabrics??My older boy got some red fox pajamas (fox fabric from Girl… Continue reading KCW: Woodland creature PJs for both boys

britex, britex guest blogger, handmade wardrobe, knits, resewlution 2014, sewaholic patterns, sewing

Renfrew in dotted viscose/lycra knit

If you arriving here from Britex, welcome to Nicole at Home!I managed my "Resewlution 2014" goal for March (at least a single garment for myself a month) on the very first day of the month!  As a Guest Blogger for Britex, I had the opportunity to use some of their beautiful knit fabrics and a… Continue reading Renfrew in dotted viscose/lycra knit