Self drafted wrap top

I've always been wary of peplums and wraps, despite all fashion advice to the contrary. They're flattering, aligned to my style preferences and yet...I've never worn either. So why not draft one? Woot! I used my basic bodice sloper and circle skirt patterns as the block base. The back is the back sloper unaltered. The... Continue Reading →

There are some sewing tricks that sound too good to be true, like steaming a curved hem to make it press neatly. But, soft! A steamed hem! The ripples are the steam's effect on this linen. I hovered the iron slightly above the fabric with the steam full blast and it worked like a charm.... Continue Reading →

Myosotis: The Scorpion

At first glance, I didn't think I would make the Myosotis dress (which is the French word for Forget-Me-Nots or Scorpion Grass). It's quite over-sized, which isn't typically my style but considering that the role of Spring is being played by Summer this year, I thought some over-sized garments might be in order. The final... Continue Reading →

The Classic

I made a "classic" shirt. I encountered this wonderful fabric at my local shop - a light weight, light blue chambray punctuated with neon green and pink. It is SO SOFT, as if I've been wearing it for years. This shirt's called The Classic because it mimics one of those blue denim shirts seemingly everyone... Continue Reading →

Storm cloud dress

Swapping a zipper for buttons... Thunderstorms are lovely, no? Living in a rainy part of the US, thunderstorms are pretty common and I love them. I love the eerie color of the sky, the smell of impending rain, the light and audio spectacle that is thunder and lightning. So when I saw a thunderstorm print... Continue Reading →

By Neptune’s Trident!

A Neptunian Chardon skirt. Made from the linen remnants of my custom blazer jacket, is the first Chardon skirt I've made since Sewing Year 1. I have 3 others in my closet - one is Very Tired, one is Fancy, and the last one is Plain Brown. The tired one is moving on the Goodwill-ier... Continue Reading →

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