While it's been cold, I've sewn more than reviewed. I'm constantly thinking about what fabric goes with the fabrics in my stash.Today I was able to bring 3 pieces together and they worked for me.I made this jacket last Winter when I had a really bad cold using Elliott Berman fabric.I love wearing this jacket … Continue reading Winter collection
African wax prints are fun to work with especially if they're colours you love and prints you find interesting.I think this might be the last of the prints I bought this year, but then a new print might pop up in a couple of months time.I've used the Deer and Doe Belladone basic bodice and … Continue reading Which way is up?
This dress is pieced together with remnants from fabric I bought from Pitt Trading.Here's the original dress I made from this remnant so you can see the original print.I decided to use this print to test the bodice fit and construction of Butterick 6453.I've used my basic pencil skirt pattern with the pockets from Deer … Continue reading Gertie and a remnant
This month’s challenge/pleasure was sewing this outfit with faux leather and Italian silk from Minerva Crafts.Yes I made this hat earlier this year because I knew it would pair so well with this outfit.I've used my pencil skirt block and a basic shirt pattern. As crazy as mixing prints together can be, I felt these … Continue reading Silk and faux leather
The end of May was an absolute whirlwind but I did manage to photograph what I wore.It was still warm in mid-May and you can tell from these photos.Brynna dressSome days at work I didn't need a jacket so this cotton dress was fine for work. Simplicity top using John Kaldor fabric and a trusty red … Continue reading Me made May 2016 final
Drafting rocks.Earlier this year I drafted an A-line dress using Enid Gilchrist. TJ gifted this publication to me and it opened my eyes to pattern drafting again. While studying, I saw a call for sewers to test out an instruction sheet to draft a pencil skirt from Studio Faro. So I put my hand up … Continue reading Draft it
Take the best parts of Project Runway and the Great British Sewing Bee, and mix them together with the cooperative, supportive atmosphere of the #sewcialists, and you’ve got the Sewcial Bee! The first test run in July looked like fun and this month was another test run.So the challenge was "You can make anything you … Continue reading Tabbouleh salad