I saw Katie's blocky t-shirt save using the Kitschy Coo Comino Cap Top pattern and I had to try it. This is Katie's super cute refashioned t-shirt (click on the image to go to Katie's IG feed and follow her- she's awesome!): I was recently gifted a Sister Morphine t-shirt and thought it the perfect tee … Continue reading Band Shirt Comino Cap Top
I'm constantly distracted by new patterns and new fabric but it's important to me to stay focused on my sewing to-do lists. In part because several things on my sewing to-do list are for other people, and they are part of my income, so there's a drive to do good work and fulfill orders in … Continue reading on staying focused
Confession time: I don't always do a full bust adjustment (aka an FBA). Nope. Not always gonna happen. There are certain things I've found that either deter me from doing one or reasons why I don't feel like an FBA will make that much of a difference. Here are my reasons in no particular order: … Continue reading When do I do a Full Bust Adjustment?
Yes, you are getting mirror shots. That's the kind of blogger I am today. This is my first muslin of Rachel's Brasilia dress. I took a lot out of the length between the underbust and the hip. Now I see from side and back pics that I need to take more out of the back … Continue reading Brasilia Dress Muslin #1
The Hubbinator and I met in Portland, Oregon and lived off Belmont street (about 5 blocks from Hawthorn) the year before we moved to Chicago. It was a two bedroom behind a really cool video rental place that had an excellent selection of international films, which we both enjoy. It was also close to the … Continue reading I lived off Belmont Street, aka the Colette Hawthorn
Well, the more I learn, the less I know. I started fitting my chest because I thought that was the only real issue I had. Once I made a larger front, to adjust for my larger bust I started having other fitting issues. The neckline was gapey so I pinched it out. The back was … Continue reading Forward Shoulder Epiphany
I finally finished my shirtwaist dress from Gertie's book. Fe-yoo! I say finally because I kept needing to make changes and when I finally made a bunch of bust changes I needed to make more changes due to the change in the armscye. I basically nearly botched it. I had so much fun hanging with … Continue reading Two Gertie Shirtwaists! With Special Guest!