Camille Top: It’s Like a Cloud!

This is the Camille top by République du Chiffon. Made with Italian cotton, a French pattern, and worn by an American girl. (Enough to make the current American president start a trade war for no reason. Oh, no wait, actually he….Ach, forget it. I digress.) I picked up the cotton at a shop called Tessuti Raponi while I was visiting Milan last month. It was … Continue reading Camille Top: It’s Like a Cloud!

Me-Made May Week 3: The Willamette Shirt and Molly Top

So it only took me two weeks to get sick of taking daily photos for Me-Made May! I mostly worked from home this week, and ran errands and did the day-to-day-life thing, so nothing too exciting to show you in terms of daily outfits. However, let me show a couple of garments I sewed up that made their debut this week. This is the Willamette … Continue reading Me-Made May Week 3: The Willamette Shirt and Molly Top

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

Danish Cranes, or How I Learned “How to do Fashion”

Have you ever sewn something and thought, ugh, kind of a disaster, I’ll probably never wear that? Well yes, of course you have, you’re a sewist, and that’s part of the deal, right? But have you ever then changed your mind and realized it’s not a disaster at all and it’s actually not only wearable but even pretty awesome? That’s what happened with me and … Continue reading Danish Cranes, or How I Learned “How to do Fashion”

You’re Kraken Me Up and Jamaican Me Crazy

Dear readers, I want you to understand the huge sacrifices I have made to bring you this blog post. I sewed this summer top in October. I couldn’t very well just take pictures of it while shivering outside in front of a flaming orange maple tree, now could I? My discerning readers deserve better than that! So after much deliberation, I made the tough decision … Continue reading You’re Kraken Me Up and Jamaican Me Crazy

Sea Change Top

Time for a Sea Change: Head for the Mountains

I have a giant girl-crush on Debbie of Lily Sage and Co. I’ve raved here about her stunning makes before, so I was excited to try one of her patterns: the Sea Change Top. The front panel is lightweight cotton knit with a panel print of mountain scenery from Mood. Ironically I passed over this fabric the first time I saw it last time I … Continue reading Time for a Sea Change: Head for the Mountains

Fiddling with Size While Rome Burns…or Falls to Ruin, or…um…Something Like That

I’m pleased to report that this top survived multiple reduction surgeries to emerge in wearable form! Thank goodness, because I just love this floral-and-roman-ruins fabric. It started off as Burda’s Keyhole Batwing Blouse (05/2015 #111) but you’ll notice my version doesn’t really look anything like it, starting with the fact that there’s no keyhole anywhere to be found. Burda’s version is incredibly long. My first … Continue reading Fiddling with Size While Rome Burns…or Falls to Ruin, or…um…Something Like That