Sometimes I really enjoy participating in the sport of Extreme Sewing. You know, that sport where you have an event to go to or some other drop-dead deadline to meet, and you decide at the last minute you have to sew something for it? My deadline was the Toronto Sewcialists Fancy Sewcial — a party for sewists to get together and ooh and aah over … Continue reading Extreme Sewing: Vogue 9075 Jumpsuit
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
As I’m putting this blog post together I can’t help but think, gee, I look cute in this dress, if I do say so myself! Lol. There’s something I adore about shirt dresses. They are such classics, but they also feel modern and fashion-forward. I feel super put-together wearing this!I used the Alex Shirt Dress pattern from Sew Over It. It’s part of the “City … Continue reading Sew Over It Alex Shirt Dress Review
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!
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
New word: sweatershirt. Not a sweatshirt, per se, but a top that looks like a tarted up sweatshirt made with sweater knits. I’m rather pleased with this one because: I got the pattern, Simplicity 0315, from a pattern swap (=free!) I used up a small amount of awkwardly-shaped leftover black sweater knit (only a few tiny scraps leftover!) I used a ready-to-wear sweater for the … Continue reading Sweatershirt and Joan Trousers
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