Paola Turtleneck

This top is a result of chance: I wasn’t thinking, “I need to sew a turtleneck,” but when I happened upon this chartreuse rayon-wool knit at Fabricland, A) I had to buy it because it was chartreuse; and B) a turtleneck is what it demanded to become. I used the Paola Turtleneck Tee pattern from Named Clothing (although I actually purchased the PDF from the Oliver … Continue reading Paola Turtleneck

Inari Tee Dress by Named Clothing - Frivolous At Last

Thinking About a Custom-Printed Sprout Pattern? Here’s What You Need to Know

Have you tried Sprout Patterns? I have no affiliation but recently ordered a custom-printed pattern from them and wanted to share with you how that experience went. (Yes, Sprout, you’re welcome for the full-length infomercial.) Sprout is an offshoot of the custom fabric printing service Spoonflower, which allows you to upload your own fabric design — or choose from thousands of designs already uploaded by … Continue reading Thinking About a Custom-Printed Sprout Pattern? Here’s What You Need to Know

Named Clothing Sointu Kimono Tee

Named Sointu Kimono Tee & DIY leather earrings

If there’s one thing I know for sure it’s that I love me an asian-inspired clothing design. This is the Named Clothing Sointu Kimono Tee pattern, made with Art Gallery “Summit Twilight” quilting cotton. I have to admit that I was clearly heavily inspired by Bettina from Stahlarbeit’s Tea House Dress, a dress that’s a very similar style and for which Bettina chose this very … Continue reading Named Sointu Kimono Tee & DIY leather earrings