britex, handmade wardrobe, pattern review, spring top sewalong

More tops for the spring (kind of)

Knits and sergers.  They're like a foreign language compared to sewing wovens with a regular machine.  Whereas I feel confident in my sewing skills on my regular machine, I get nervous and uncertain when I sit down with knit fabric at my serger.   Of course the only way to resolve that issue is practice, so… Continue reading More tops for the spring (kind of)

handmade wardrobe, pattern review, sewing, spring top sewalong

Rooibos, with mods

As my prize for my Spring Top Sewalong Reader's Choice award last year (has it been a year already?!), I chose one of the gorgeous designs from Colette Patterns: the Rooibos.  There's so much to love about this dress--piping, pockets, fitted midriff, work appropriateness, etc.  The design is very close fitting, and since I was… Continue reading Rooibos, with mods