Two new outfits for spring, which can be mixed and matched!
A skater dress felt like a good way to showcase these fabrics from Hamburger Liebe.
As always, it was literally impossible to make only one of these tops. When a garment takes 1 hour, tops, to make and is this comfortable, I need many of them in my life. This time around, I was filling a void in my casual wardrobe where I needed a long-sleeved, comfy top under which… Continue reading Two totally casual tops (Burda 6590)
I've sewn a bunch of garments since returning from my Paris trip--three dresses, a few tops, a skirt, prototype pants for my class--but I just haven't had a chance to document most of them. So, this bodysuit here isn't a rare finished project, it's just one of the few I've actually taken photos of! Actually,… Continue reading Nettie bodysuit for the Fall
Again, I couldn't help but make two of the same pattern! This time the pattern is the Bronx dress from SBCC, with some fit alterations (armhole redo, back width increase, sleeve redraft). As I'm sure I've mentioned on this blog before, I just love the fit and flare shape. What I especially love about this dress,… Continue reading Two fit + flare dresses
I have a thing, apparently. If I like a pattern, I make it at least twice, in quick succession. There are many examples, but this is the most recent instance; the Bronx cowl dress (see first version, here). Clearly, I love this pattern. More specifically, I love this silhouette and look for me. A fit… Continue reading Textured check Bronx dress
Did you ever consider that stretch lace could be used to sew up a simple tee shirt? It just takes the right pattern and a few small sewing modifications! Here, I've used this lovely stretch lace in "Naughty Navy".When choosing a pattern for a stretch lace tee, here are a few guidelines:Keep the number… Continue reading Stretch lace tee tutorial
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
Who says you can't wear linen in the winter? Using some amazing linen knit fabric from Britex, I sewed up a beautiful and warm color-blocked infinity scarf, perfect for the colder months. For my version, I chose two different colors--turquoise and navy--but this tutorial would work equally well if you wanted to go with a… Continue reading Tutorial: Super-easy two-tone infinity scarf
Yes, the day after I made the first Lola, I went ahead and made a second. I had some "spare" fabric lying around and couldn't resist!The first version was a bit big at the waistline and middle back, so I altered the pattern to take in all of the princess seams above and below the… Continue reading Another Lola (this one is even better!)