So it seems the Blackwood Cardigan by Helen’s Closet is going into my Lay’s Potato Chip Hall of Fame, along with the Aurora Tank. (You know, betcha can’t make just one.*) I recently posted about the mustard-coloured one I made, and now there’s this one, and I’m thinking there might be one or two more in my future before I’m done with it. In a … Continue reading Blackwood Cardigan and McCall’s Cross-over Top
This is my new cozy-yet-kinda-sexy shirt that I just *loooooooove*. There’s something kinda saucy about a low-cut back, don’t you think? This is McCall’s 7127, view B, a very easy top that has only 3 pattern pieces to cut. It was just what I needed to break through the sewing block wall that kept me from finishing any sewing since December. On a whim I pulled … Continue reading M7127: The sweet sound of sewing block crumbling
*Canard: french for duck. Also means a misleading/unfounded rumour or story. Or a beautiful dress that you’ll never wear. Check out this gorge fabric. I bought it in Rome, and had my scissors into it within hours of landing back home in Toronto. When I bought it I thought those were cranes, but on closer inspection they look like ducks or geese. Canard! Ducks and … Continue reading Is it a Bird? Is it a Crane? No, it’s a Canard*!
“Romper” – there’s a word I didn’t think I’d have much use for in my adult life, but apparently they’re a thing again, so here we are. Here’s my rendering of McCall’s pattern 7099, Misses’ Romper and Jumpsuit, View A. Look ma, no vaginas! Don’t be shocked — that’s a reference to the fact that there were vaginas all over this fabric that I didn’t … Continue reading M7099: Roomy Romper
Notice anything unusual about this fabric? Look carefully. Or maybe not even that carefully. Yeah, that. I think it’s supposed to look like a knot in the wood grain. Alas, it calls to mind something else entirely. I didn’t notice this when I bought the fabric…I was just excited about the ombré effect and the wood grain pattern. It wasn’t until I got it home … Continue reading Excuse me ma’am, there’s a little sumthn sumthn on your shirt