Frivolous At Last - Linden Sweatshirt / Toaster Sweater

A “Toasted Linden” and other pink confections that are definitely not a sign of internalized misogyny

GUYS! I love this shirt! As you can see from all the wrinkles, I have been wearing it non-stop since I made the last stitch. I’m calling it the Toasted Linden because I used the Linden Sweatshirt pattern by Grainline Studio as a base, but modified it to look more like the Toaster Sweater by Sew House Seven. (Does this make me a bad person … Continue reading A “Toasted Linden” and other pink confections that are definitely not a sign of internalized misogyny

Chai Tees: Preparing for Me Made May

As you may know, I’ve been on a ready-to-wear fast since January 1st, 2018. Not being able to buy any clothes in stores is forcing me to sew more basics. Normally I would just buy wardrobe basics and focus on sewing things that are more interesting. Like binging on candy rather than eating my veggies. But I’m finding that sewing basics is very satisfying, and, … Continue reading Chai Tees: Preparing for Me Made May

Sewing with the Flow and Mama Bear Joggers

When we sew garments, we’re sewing to fit our bodies. And that would be quite a bit easier if our bodies didn’t keep changing all the time, amirite?! For many women, there may be a significant change at least once a month. So Helena and I decided to discuss sewing for menstruation and menopause on our latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens. We talk … Continue reading Sewing with the Flow and Mama Bear Joggers

Nesting

This is just a quick post to say hi and show you the giant throw pillows I made. I used some canvas-weight fabrics by Echino (see below). Dontcha just love the stag with the red hipster glasses? And I mixed them up with some other cotton mid-weight fabrics I had leftover, like the Japanese cotton on the bottom of the pillow below. That was leftover … Continue reading Nesting

Burda Wrap Blouse & Love Notions Skirt Sybil Illusion Skirt

Some of the following photos to be filed under The Futility of Photographing Black Garments. You’ll just have to imagine that you can actually see the style lines and details! This is the BurdaStyle Wrap Blouse from the 04/2014 magazine, but also available online here: http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/wrap-blouse-042014. I’m also sporting a Love Notions pencil skirt which I’ll discuss more below. Back to the blouse: I made one … Continue reading Burda Wrap Blouse & Love Notions Skirt Sybil Illusion Skirt

Frivolous at Last - McCall's 7538

McCall’s 7538 Colour-Blocked Top, and What is So Exciting Above My Head?

Hi friends! This is just a quick post to show you my McCall’s 7538 top that has gone into pretty heavy rotation in my wardrobe. It’s very ‘me’ — angled seams, colour blocking, and a fitted shape. I used three different colours of the same “autumn weight jersey” I bought at Fabricland. I previously used the purple knit on this GreenStyle Creations swing dress. I … Continue reading McCall’s 7538 Colour-Blocked Top, and What is So Exciting Above My Head?