Working with clients is always a dialogue…

It's been a minute since I last posted. Bridal season is upon us so my Curvy Custom Bride work has been ramping up. At the same time, I'm narrowing the focus of the Three Dresses Project. I'll be cleaning up this site for clarity. It's fun to think of my humble beginnings, fitting myself by … Continue reading Working with clients is always a dialogue…

Recent projects- a collection

So...I might have a sequin problem...and a vest problem...or maybe we can avoid calling them problems and just enjoy these projects. The only one that was for me (for now, at least...it IS a sample) is the mustard yellow wool vest. It's so nice and provides just enough warmth for what I need indoors. I … Continue reading Recent projects- a collection

by hand London Victoria Blazer and Leila mixes prints

I'm slowly jumping on the by hand London love bandwagon and what a wagon! Don't know if you remember my Hawaiian Holly Jumpsuit! I can't wait for warmer weather so I can wear that thing into the ground. I've made two pairs of trousers with the Holly jumpsuit pants pattern and they're so delish! I … Continue reading by hand London Victoria Blazer and Leila mixes prints

Jungle January Bolero… with the help of Iconic Patterns

First of all, how in the world is it already the end of Jungle January!?! I had so many plans, like every year I've participated. Last year I made up on a bunch of jungley clothes and barely posted them to IG! I was hoping to make more this year but c'est la vie! Let's … Continue reading Jungle January Bolero… with the help of Iconic Patterns

Jungle January silk trousers, or How I Wore Hammer Pants and Liked it

Hello! Meet McCalls 6514. I've had this pattern in my stash for at least a year. Maybe more. I always thought I'd make the wide legged trousers but then one day I changed my mind, bought this silk jacquard from work and after a couple of days, I have animal print silk hammer pants! Oh … Continue reading Jungle January silk trousers, or How I Wore Hammer Pants and Liked it

His Girl Friday Jumpsuit

If you haven't seen the film, His Girl Friday, put it in the queue. It's such a fun one! I bought this stretch pinstripe suiting from work, knowing I wanted to make Ralph Pink's Luxe Jumpsuit. I'm loving everything pinstriped right now! I hit a snag when I got the fabric home and realized the … Continue reading His Girl Friday Jumpsuit

Vogue 8825: A Jungly faux wrap dress

I absolutely LOVE this dress. I cut and stitched it up in about 5 hours. The next day, I did a slight adjustment to the bodice (more on that below), and hemmed the sleeves and skirt. If I had been a good sewcialist, I would've googled the pattern, Vogue 8825, to find out that the … Continue reading Vogue 8825: A Jungly faux wrap dress