amazing fit, britex, handmade wardrobe, pants, sewing, simplicity, trousers, tweed, wool

Tomato wool tweed trousers

Initially, I had envisioned this tomato and pink wool tweed fabric from Britex for the perfect chic work dress, but since said chic dress pattern is not in existence (yet...), the fabric sat for a while.  I've tossed a couple of ill-fitting wool pants recently, so this fabric seemed like a fun option with which to… Continue reading Tomato wool tweed trousers

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

handmade wardrobe, pants, pattern drafting, patternmaking class, resewlution 2014, sewing, trousers, wool

Self-drafted trousers: two brown versions

Wearable muslin (left) and final draft (right).  Slight changes make a big difference!As part of my patternmaking class, we were tasked with drafting a pants sloper from measurements (I used my own) and then creating a "style" from that basic pattern.  The process of drafting pants isn't too difficult, if you just accept that multiple… Continue reading Self-drafted trousers: two brown versions

britex, handmade wardrobe, manhattan trouser, pants, sbcc, sewing, sewing indie month, welt pockets

Put a welt pocket on it! (Tutorial and free pattern)

I just don't like the look of pants without pockets on the back.  Even one pocket is good enough for me, just something to break up the wide expanse of fabric covering my bottom.  But even when pants or shorts patterns don't have this feature provided, you can still add one!  There are tons of… Continue reading Put a welt pocket on it! (Tutorial and free pattern)

handmade wardrobe, mood, pants, resewlution 2014, sewing indie month, stretch cotton

SBCC Manhattan Trouser: pattern review

It's Sewing Indie Month!  I'll be participating more officially later this month, but in preparation, I wanted to do a full-run through with one of the patterns, the Manhattan Trouser by Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick.  The pattern is suggested to be sewn in a stretch woven, and I had this drop-dead gorgeous Nanette Lepore fabric… Continue reading SBCC Manhattan Trouser: pattern review

clothing, coastal cargos, kids sewing, pants, pattern review, sewalong, sewing, shirt

Coastal Cargos and Recess Raglan, done!

I'll preface this post by saying that these may be the last two garments I sew for this particular child of mine. Granted, it's the end of a 10 week summer break, but the amount of grief I was given when asking said child to try on the clothes I had painstakingly made for him… Continue reading Coastal Cargos and Recess Raglan, done!

clothing, kids sewing, pants, sewalong, sewing, WIP

Coastal Cargo Sewalong (and some others)

There are a bunch of seriously exciting sewalongs going on right now.  Most started yesterday, but it's not too late to get on board!Having received an early-warning notice from Melly Sews, I purchased the fabric for a Blank Slate sewalong:  Coastal Cargos (affiliate link).  The timing of this sewalong is perfect since school starts for… Continue reading Coastal Cargo Sewalong (and some others)