Frivolous at Last - Refashioned shirt dress with bow

Refashion: Shirt Dress with Bow and a Dose of Bad-Weather-and-PMS-Induced Ranting

Toronto weather. Barely cracking double Celcius digits. IT’S MAY. Raining, like, ALL THE TIME. My sunglasses have been sitting, neglected, in the same spot for so long that there’s a sunglass-shaped outline in the coffee-table dust. COME ON. I overheard a woman on the subway the other day saying to her friend, “Alright, winter’s over. This is just harassment!” We’re DYIN’ over here. I need … Continue reading Refashion: Shirt Dress with Bow and a Dose of Bad-Weather-and-PMS-Induced Ranting

Frivolous at Last - Named Alexandria Trousers

Named Alexandria Linen Trousers

Here I am, Miss Broken Record, with my *sixth* garment made with a Named Clothing pattern! (When you like a certain pattern company, well, I guess you like a certain pattern company.) What I thought I *didn’t* like, however, was this style of trouser. These are the Alexandria Peg Trousers from Named. But Naomi from Spare Room Style / @nommyjoybubble on Instagram suggested them to … Continue reading Named Alexandria Linen Trousers

Knit Pyjies

Hello sewing friends! Sometimes you lose your sew-jo. That hasn’t happened to me for a while, but I seem to be suffering from write-jo lately. I have lots to post but the Muse of Interesting Blog Writing hasn’t blessed me with her presence for quite a while. So at the risk of boring you silly, and in the name of Faking It Til You Make … Continue reading Knit Pyjies

Frivolous at Last - Papercut Pinnacles Sweater

Pinnacles Sweater in French Thierry

Do you follow the Literary Sewing Circle? Bless Melanie’s fiction-loving heart, she’s organized the fourth instalment of this sewing and reading event. Since its inception, participants in the Literary Sewing Circle have read, and maybe sewn something inspired by, Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks, The New Moon’s Arms by Nalo Hopkinson, and now The Painted Girls … Continue reading Pinnacles Sweater in French Thierry

Frivolous at Last - T-shirt refashion using Elbe Textile's free Carine T-shirt pattern

Upcycling a cast-off T-shirt

Here’s the ‘before’ picture: just one of my husband’s tees that was no longer useful as-is because the armpits were all crusted up with deodorant after a couple of years of wearing this regularly. Otherwise the material was in ‘very good used condition’, as they say, and I like the geeky audio-theme motifs on the front. My husband is a sound designer and I’m a … Continue reading Upcycling a cast-off T-shirt