I like to (try to) look stylish. And I like to be comfortable. The perfect solution: a cute blouse — but really a t-shirt — made with soft rayon knit. Win-win! This is BurdaStyle’s Knotted Blouse from the August 2016 issue, pattern #125. I sewed it with a lightweight rayon jersey in this jeweltone teal-blue that is one of my very favourite colours. I find … Continue reading Knotted Blouse & Slouchy Tee, and Living Dangerously in White Pants
This is my version of the Short Sleeve Sheath Dress 04/2017 #107 from BurdaStyle. But let’s talk about this fabric for a moment, shall we?!? I am LOVING. THIS. FABRIC. My camera has a hard time reproducing colours in the red-pink range accurately but it’s definitely a lovely magenta and indigo blue — two of my favourite colours. It’s a cotton-spandex-rayon blend jersey knit … Continue reading BurdaStyle Ruched Sheath Dress
I feel smokin’ hot in this BurdaStyle dress! Good thing, since it took me two years to make it. 🙂 I’ll tell you all about it below, but first, I have a request for you. Helena and I are preparing episode 5 of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast, and we want to include you in it! What was your proudest moment in sewing? Maybe you made … Continue reading Little Red Dress & Proudest Sewing Moments
Back for more Burda! With Birdies! But first, does this happen to you?— Bad kitties! Ok, back to the blouse. The bird fabric is a chiffon I bought at Designer Fabrics. (I know the birds-on-all-the-clothes trend has been around an awfully long time but I still catch my breath when I see bird-patterned fabric. Or real birds, for that matter; I’m a bit of a … Continue reading A Little Birdie Told Me to Sew this Top
As I began cutting the fabric for these culottes, I knew I was either going to really hate the end result or really love it. My sewing projects lately have been leaps of faith: slightly strange patterns that I wouldn’t normally think I’d wear (yeah, culottes) and often paired with pretty bold fabric choices. (See my satin jogging pants as recent proof.) So it could … Continue reading Whole Lotta Cool Culottes
Why would anyone want to add a little saddle-bag action to their dress at the hips? I’m not sure but this seemed like a good idea many months back when I picked out Burda’s Jersey Dress, 10/2013 #112, to sew. I think the saddlebags are just fine…but, I haven’t got much going on in the hip area in the first place. I started sewing this … Continue reading The Nip-and-Tuck Saddlebag Dress
I was quite excited to make this amazing-on-the-model jacket: the oversize collar, the side zipper, the motorcycle-inspired design, the faux-leather trim, and the peplum are all quite au courant. I pictured myself wearing this to work and being the coolest chick in town. But pthththththththt! Not happy with the way it turned out. This is the BurdaStyle Asymmetrical Moto Jacket, 11/2013 #117. The sleeves are … Continue reading Head out on the Highway? Nah….