Here’s a quick and fun project that is great for stash-busting! This is the Rosella Top by The Sewing Revival. I used a bunch of leftover/unused jersey knits from my stash including these fun octopi leftover from the McCall’s 6886 dress I made. The cuffs and hem band are hot pink to match the contrast colour on the octopi (my camera canNOT seem to capture … Continue reading Stash-busting: Rosella Top
Black Friday public service announcement: You have enough. You are enough. Save your bank account. Save the environment. Ignore your inbox and avoid getting caught up in the frenzy. Enjoy a cup of tea instead. So says the woman who just bought some discounted sewing patterns. 🙂 Ok, public service announcement over, and on to the fact that it’s the season to make and wear … Continue reading Wrapping up in Cozy, Part 1: The Style Arc Carlsson Sweater
I’ve had trouble writing posts lately. I realized today I’m feeling entirely deflated by the political climate, both here in Ontario and abroad. Once upon a time I naively thought that political processes in my part of the world could, for the most part, be conducted with reason and civility, with evidence at the heart of decision-making. How quickly that changed. Anyway, I’m not here … Continue reading Aster Sewists Beware: Gratitude Ahead
I’m not sure why I’ve been sewing so many French patterns lately! The République du Chiffon Camille top was fun to try to decipher (what with all the steering wheels and dead bites and what-not in the instructions), then it was this DP Studio pattern, and I’m completing the French hat trick (pronounced “at trick”, of course) with Jalie. Ok, technically Jalie is Canadian, not … Continue reading Je suis on a roll: Jalie Adele Flutter Top
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!
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
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