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 →

Zephyr

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 →

Toxic Bleuet

Listen, you know I love a good Bleuet dress. More over, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabric. It has everything - magenta and teal over dark gray, skulls, lightning bolts, spider webs, moons, stars, skull butterflies?!?! It's Tula Pink's De La Luna collection - Venus in the "Spirit" colorway. I bought 2 yards from my... Continue Reading →

The Stash Destroyer: Myosotis

A summer-weight Myosotis dress. The Myosotis just loves my deep stash babies- the two I've made are perfect uses of beautiful yet perplexing fabrics I squirrelled away last year. This version sports a Merchant and Mills light weight cotton. It's their Daisy print, dyed with real indigo. You have to pre-wash it cold with salt... Continue Reading →

Bleuet Duet

Ode to my favorite dress pattern: the Deer&Doe Bleuet. I've made four of them, making it the most-used (purchased) pattern in my library, second only to my self-drafted fitted shirt, of which I have 6. Oh, Bleuet, you gown among dresses, Queen of Princess seams, sweet and sharp, feminine and tailored, how do I love... 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 →

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