dress, knit, mood, ponte knit, sewing, sewing knits

Bronx dress for the first day of school

After seeing SBCC's new cowl-neck addition to the Bronx dress pattern, I couldn't resist.  I loved the look of a classic skater dress with a bit dressier neckline and elbow length sleeves.  If I were teaching, this style would be perfect every day....But instead of teaching a lecture, this past Monday was my first day… Continue reading Bronx dress for the first day of school

britex, burdastyle, canvas, cotton, handmade wardrobe, horn buttons, mood, sewing, silk, snaps, water-resistant

Dress rain jacket with silk lining

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

handmade wardrobe, knits, mood, performance knit, sewaholic patterns, sewing, sewing knits

Pacific leggings (for all that exercising I do)

So I'm not the most regular exerciser, and if I do anything these days it's either walking or cycling.  I might not bother making "performance wear" (quotes required to indicate my decidedly lack of performance while wearing anything), particularly leggings, if it weren't for for a buy-one-get-one pattern sale at Sewaholic a while back, and… Continue reading Pacific leggings (for all that exercising I do)

french laundry, mood, pants, self-drafted, sequins

What I made to wear to the French Laundry

Spoiler alert: I didn't wear this outfit (insert sad face). When I found out we had gotten highly-sought after reservations to the French Laundry, I immediately knew I wanted to wear something me-made.  After all, I was so proud of having worn a complete handmade outfit to Quince for my birthday.  But other than men… Continue reading What I made to wear to the French Laundry

alma, britex, colette patterns, cotton, granville blouse, harts fabric, linden, mood, myrtle, resewlution 2015, sewaholic patterns, silk, thread theory, vintage fabric, vintage pattern, year-end round up

Undocumented Garments of 2015

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

fashion design, mood, neoprene, pop art, scuba knit, sewing

Pop art-inspired Shuttlecock Dress

I've been taking fashion design classes at a local community college...a class a semester, whatever I can fit into my teaching schedule, nothing too strenuous.  Anyhow, while sitting in my fashion illustration class a month ago, there was an announcement for a fashion design competition.  Well, the college athlete in me can't resist a competition,… Continue reading Pop art-inspired Shuttlecock Dress

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