by hand London Hawaii Holly Jumpsuit Reveal

Today has proven to be a lovely day of running around, laughing with my kids and Eric, yummy food, playground time and, as you will see, blog photos! I used my tripod but my 8 year old asked if she could help so we can applaud her for her work. Like I said in my … Continue reading by hand London Hawaii Holly Jumpsuit Reveal

on staying focused

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

Vogue 8900 Muslin, the first

Meet Vogue 8900. A sporty little dress. Yeah, I'm insinuating that there will be a second muslin. I'm not sure if I like how this design fits me. I added to the front sides and lengthened for bewbs. Also filled in the cut in armholes to cover my bra but I don't think I needed … Continue reading Vogue 8900 Muslin, the first

Ralph Pink Skater Dress- checking the fit

This is my second time working with a Ralph Pink Pattern. I've bought a bunch of them and I can't wait to tackle more of them now! See here the muslin for the corselet (which I can't find a picture of!) I made? I need to go back to that- cos it's really cute! I've cut the skater … Continue reading Ralph Pink Skater Dress- checking the fit

The Brasilia Dress test: Part I

Rachel from House of Pinheiro talked about a dress a number of months ago and I was floored by the design. This image below if from Rachel's blog. Click on it and you'll go to the post where she talks about her inspiration. The dress she used to draft the Brasilia dress is the bottom … Continue reading The Brasilia Dress test: Part I

Tutorial: Forward Shoulder Adjustment

As you all know, I started blogging for Lolita Patterns. I've started the Sugar Plum Sew-Along and as part of that, I wanted to show you how I do a forward shoulder adjustment. On the 27th, I'll have an FBA/SBA post on the Lolita blog and, from there, continue the sew-along. If you'd like to … Continue reading Tutorial: Forward Shoulder Adjustment

Buying a RTW Bra for my Birthday

WARNING: This whole post is one big overshare. If you don't want to hear details about my fitting bras, skip this post. I will be the first to admit that I have no clue how to fit smaller bewbs. I love you smaller bewb'd friends but I've had to deal with bigger bewbs so, of … Continue reading Buying a RTW Bra for my Birthday