Frivolous at Last - Jalie Rachel Top

Literary Sewing Circle Project: Jalie Rachel Top

I always enjoy reading (and sewing) along with Melanie’s Literary Sewing Circle. The latest book that Melanie chose for us to read was A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, a novel set in both Japan as well as a remote area of British Columbia, Canada. Nao is our young female protagonist in Japan, who is struggling with severe bullying at school, a … Continue reading Literary Sewing Circle Project: Jalie Rachel Top

Frivolous at Last - Surtout Jacket by Ensemble Patterns

Ensemble Patterns Surtout Jacket

I made this from Ikea fabric and whenever I wear it I just wanna shout, “START THE CAR!!” The pattern is the Surtout coat and jacket from Ensemble Patterns, cropped version. I was intrigued by the large lapels and boxy, cropped shape. (But note that I had a bit of a helluva time working out parts of the instructions. I don’t recommend this pattern for beginners!)I fear … Continue reading Ensemble Patterns Surtout Jacket

Frivolous at Last - Grainline Linden Sweatshirt in Japanese Quilting Cotton

I Have No Idea What My Shirt Says!

Despite having learned early on my sewing career not to get too excited about quilting cotton, especially since I don’t make quilts, I simply could not stop myself from buying a cut of THIS quilting cotton. My favourite colours! Japanese motifs! Cranes (or whatever those birds are)! It had my name written all over it. In fact, it might *literally* have my name written all … Continue reading I Have No Idea What My Shirt Says!

Frivolous at Last - McCall's 7908 denim jumpsuit

M7908: A Charlie’s Angels Dream Come True

This is the McCall’s 7908 jumpsuit in stretchy denim. It pretty much combines a lot of current trends: it’s a jumpsuit with a bit of that utilitarian boilersuit look about it, and it has wide, cropped legs. No pats on the back for me, who in theory would like to sew more timeless pieces, but who in practice often jumps on the trendy bandwagon. (But you know … Continue reading M7908: A Charlie’s Angels Dream Come True