Two new outfits for spring, which can be mixed and matched!
Catch-up time! In the past months in which I've been absent from these parts, I have been sewing (at least a little...) but no time to take photos! Today, I spent a hour or so documenting most of what I've made since mid-October, starting with a second version of my Fall work uniform. I got… Continue reading Work Uniform, Version 2
So a couple of years ago, I loved the pencil skirt with fine-gauge sweater (with scarf and boots) for work. This year, I can feel a new uniform developing: the pencil skirt with high-waisted "sweater" (with cute flats and statement necklace or brooch). I had to make some fit adjustments to the original pattern, but this… Continue reading Work uniform, Fall 2017
After sewing this version of the Astoria top with a swishy skirt, I knew I had to make more. MORE! Alas, I only made this one more (despite my dreams of a closet full of them). The overall style works well--cropped 50s inspired top with a voluminous skirt--and I like how it works with my… Continue reading Astoria top + swishy skirt (take 2)
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 didn't even know it was "Pattern of the month" when I selected the Adelaide pattern with my Seamwork credits. Nice! And this is only the first of two I've made...I really wanted another chambray shirt dress after I chopped off this one to make a top (scroll down the page a bit), so I… Continue reading Adelaide in chambray
In all honesty and seriousness, it was the Hayden pattern this month that convinced me to finally subscribe to Seamwork. Mostly, I just I love the idea of a woven t-shirt with style lines.If you plan to make this top, you really MUST make a muslin. Seriously, I can't stress this enough. I raced… Continue reading Handful of Haydens (and a fix to a fit problem)