Puff the Over-sized Sweater

Drafting an over-sized sweater from scratch. When I was little, I loved to wear big sweatshirts. Like large, adult sized sweatshirts. They were comfy, of course, but mostly I adored how the sleeves would billow and blouse. I've always wanted to reclaim the joy of those sweaters. The perfect fabric has been waiting in my... Continue Reading →

Garnet: the bishop blouse

Drafting a bishop sleeved blouse with a split hem. Each season, I make a list of projects I'd like to accomplish. Inevitably, there are items that roll over into next season (or next year). Designing a blouse keeps emerging list after list, perpetually shuffled over to the next one. I designed a boxy blouse in... Continue Reading →

Givre Dresses & Shirts

Givre has been the unsung hero of my wardrobe since it's release over a year ago. I've made 5 shirts and 2 dresses, with 1 failed tank thrown in. Givre is a body-con and can be super sexy or low-key depending on your fabric choice; your figure can take center stage in a solid fabric... Continue Reading →

Goodnight, RTW Jeans

My poor, tired, old jeans are ready to retire. They started as skinny jeans and are now relaxed fit. I feel like I need to hang them from the rafters like a retired hockey jersey. It's time to make more pants! Over the summer, I drafted a pair of pants which was super exciting. After... Continue Reading →

Melilot by-the-book

Confession: I've never made a proper Melilot shirt.  I always change the rounded collar and cuffs to square ones; I forgo the hidden placket, ignore the pocket, and sew the bottom hem out of order. But I must have been feeling mighty proper recently, because I finally made one as Eleanor intended! Never having made... Continue Reading →

Linden Sweatshirt

After a challenging project, like my winter coat, I usually turn to a simple one as a pallet cleanser. It helps to clear my mind of the residual buzzing thoughts that come with a complicated project. There is something relaxing about sewing someone else's pattern -like floating down a lazy river, letting the instructions gently... Continue Reading →

Drafting a Winter Coat

Drafting the coat of my dreams from scratch! My old Winter coat was a Colette Lady Grey with lengthened sleeves and skirt. I love it but it's getting worn. Plus, I've learned so much since I made it 2 years ago, it's time to upgrade! I had specific details in mind for this coat -... Continue Reading →


This dress isn't perfect. Its more success than fail, so I count it as a win (I've worn it twice in the past 3 weeks, weather permitting). The pattern is the Deer &Doe Zephyr. I made it before in a thick knit, which I wore recently and thought, "why don't I have more of these?".... Continue Reading →

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