Somehow, back in December, I got hooked on knitting.
This hat was made from the pattern "Strawberry Slouch Hat" in Classic Elite Fresco.
Back in Paris, I had the opportunity to visit a special Balenciaga exhibit at musée Bourdelle. The theme was black: the garments were primarily black, usually displayed in black boxes, and some were even behind black curtains that you had to lift to view the dresses. The pieces were stunning, naturally, but what was particularly intriguing… Continue reading Party skirt in silk gazar with drapey wool top
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
Quilting really isn't my thing; I've made a handful of quilts over the years and while I have been really proud of the resulting blankets, it's not something I enjoy very much. So, clearly, making a new dress or blouse has taken priority over a long-term quilting project! On the spare bed for a momentTruthfully,… Continue reading Quilt finished!
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
For years, every time I went to my local fabric shop, I looked longingly at this vintage red plaid wool voile fabric (I think I'm the only person that buys anything in that part of the store, so stuff lasts a while!). Last week, I finally just bought it! I'm not sure what drew me… Continue reading Plaid wool voile top
My family and I just returned from a 2.5 week vacation in Homer, Alaska visiting my in-laws. I always lament that I can't sew while on vacation, so while traveling I tend to gravitate to small knitting projects. I'm not much of a knitter--truthfully, it is a craft of last resort for me--but I can't… Continue reading Alaskan fireweed cowl
If you are visiting from Britex, welcome! I was won over by the Linden sweatshirt, designed by fellow Guest Blogger Jen from Grainline Studios, after making it in a sporty quilted fabric. But the wheels started turning immediately, and I felt like a lace-overlay version would take this basic wardrobe staple up a couple of… Continue reading Wool knit Linden with lace overlay
With a cute blouse or sweater, skirts are great for my job, so the unusual shape and nice details (pockets!) of the City Stroll Skirt by Liesl & Co definitely caught my eye when the pattern was released. For this version, I used a "scrap" of fabric leftover from my self-drafted blazer project. I couldn't… Continue reading City Stroll Skirt in cashmere