Frivolous at Last - Pilvi Coat

Pilvi Coat & Kortney Body Suit

This is the Pilvi Coat from the book Everyday Style by Lotta Jansdotter. I honestly can’t tell if this is the most half-cracked (least cracked?) thing I’ve ever sewn or if it’s awesome. I was on the hunt for a simple overcoat type thingy (behold, my sophisticated fashion vocabulary!) What might you call it? A topper, maybe? Something with simple lines that could show off … Continue reading Pilvi Coat & Kortney Body Suit

Frivolous at Last - Sew House Seven Underwood Dress

Five Sewing and Knitting ‘Misses’ of 2019

It’s always fun to look at failed projects! Of course, beauty (or success) is in the eye of the beholder. According to my eye, these were fairly dismal results. Behold, exhibit number One: the Ines Sweater by We Are All Knitters, using their cotton pima yarn. Some serious sloppiness with this one, but I swear it’s the fault of the pattern design. It was a … Continue reading Five Sewing and Knitting ‘Misses’ of 2019

Create Your Own Challenge! Slow Fashion 2020

#SlowFashion2020: Create Your Own Sustainable Challenge

Hi friends! Happy holiday season to you! As we come to the end of another year, how about a fresh new challenge for a fresh new 2020? I’ve started up Slow Fashion 2020, where you decide what challenge you want to set for yourself in terms of being more sustainable with your clothing making/purchasing. As you probably know, textile waste is a serious problem, and … Continue reading #SlowFashion2020: Create Your Own Sustainable Challenge

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