Summer Dresses: Catalina and Santa Fe in Italia

Summer is my favourite season for sewing! I love working with bright floral fabrics and making floaty tops and dresses, not to mention the instant gratification of knocking out a summer garment in an evening or two. Here are a couple of simple dresses I made in a mad binge of pre-vacation sewing last month. First up is the Catalina Dress by Blank Slate Patterns. … Continue reading Summer Dresses: Catalina and Santa Fe in Italia

Ogden Ogni Oggi: I want to wear an Ogden cami every today

But first, apologies to Italian speakers. The title of this post means something like Ogden Every Today in Italian. Why am I trying to alliterate in Italian, a language for which I’ve only completed the beginner’s course level 1 in Babbel? Well, A) because a good sewist is SEW not going to pass up an opportunity for a groan-worthy pun, and B) because I am … Continue reading Ogden Ogni Oggi: I want to wear an Ogden cami every today

The Clothes Making Mavens Podcast: a chat with Kate Ng on sustainable sewing

Hi friends! Just a quick note to let you know that the latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast dropped a few days ago. I interviewed Kate Ng from Time to Sew on the topic of sustainable sewing. If you’ve ever wondered about the environmental impact of fabric manufacturing, or felt a bit guilty about chucking fabric scraps into the landfill, this episode is for … Continue reading The Clothes Making Mavens Podcast: a chat with Kate Ng on sustainable sewing

Me Made May: the oh, wow, I didn’t realize I’d put on weight edition

I really fell off the picture-taking wagon lately. But I’m trotting out a mix of old and new pictures here so I can still give you a tour of some of the things I wore, things I found I couldn’t wear anymore, and things I made in the last days of May. Sadly, I discovered that this Skipper Tunic I made last summer from fabric … Continue reading Me Made May: the oh, wow, I didn’t realize I’d put on weight edition

Me-Made May Week 3: The Willamette Shirt and Molly Top

So it only took me two weeks to get sick of taking daily photos for Me-Made May! I mostly worked from home this week, and ran errands and did the day-to-day-life thing, so nothing too exciting to show you in terms of daily outfits. However, let me show a couple of garments I sewed up that made their debut this week. This is the Willamette … Continue reading Me-Made May Week 3: The Willamette Shirt and Molly Top

Me-Made-May: A Frivolous Roundup of Week 2…

…in which Lori apologizes for boring you to death with her daily outfits. Now that I’ve started this daily cataloguing, I can’t seem to stop, no matter how excruciating for everyone involved. Especially my #UnsungSewingBlogHero, my long-suffering photographer/husband. He’s the best. May 8: I’m on the steering committee for an organization called Radio Trailblazers which mentors and celebrates women in the radio broadcasting industry, and … Continue reading Me-Made-May: A Frivolous Roundup of Week 2…