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
The first year I participated in Jungle January I was really hesitant. I didn't wear animal prints ever and the thought made me shudder. Little by little, I found myself wearing animal prints more and more and now nearly every day. I had lots of encouragement from my fellow sewcialists and now I agree with … Continue reading Jungle January 2016: It begins.
Sewing for other people has been a huge time suck! Ha! I mean, I love it for so many reasons. The first, being that I don't really need that many clothes and when I'm productive, I'm productive. Secondly, it's actually nice to see people light up when something fits! Finally. I think those of us … Continue reading Liner Notes to 2015, aka The Naval Gazing Post
When Rachel, our adorable and sweet as can be, Brazilian sewcialist (that's her, above), contacted me about testing her Brasilia dress pattern almost two years ago (really, that long?) I jumped at it. I made a light pink version and sent her pictures and never did a proper post. Here you can see my work in … Continue reading Brasilia Maxi dress
Hi guys and dolls! I was invited to blog about the new SIM bundle and while I'll probably make up the majority of the patterns in the bundle, given the time I had, I chose the Kinga Skirt by Kate & Rose. e This skirt is super quick to make and since I'm on … Continue reading Sew Independent Month, aka SIM, is back! Kinga Skirt, the Goth edition
I finally got around to blogging about McCalls 6713. It feels like I made it eons ago. I know it's been worn a ton since it came off the sewing machine. It's made out of a knit- another animal print- surprise! What's funny- and you'll know this if you've been reading my blog long enough...I … Continue reading McCalls 6713 and O! Jolly knits!!
Over the last couple of weeks, I've been thinking about the trapeze dress. Maybe it's because we have a client that's coming in wanting to have one made- I dunno. But I got into thinking, with this whole #sewphotohop thing and the silhouette post, that maybe I'm leaving out looks that I could enjoy. So, … Continue reading Trying out a new silhouette: The Trapeze Dress