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 →

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 →

Bruyere Shirt

My first make of 2018 is a Bruyere shirt - it's a great shirt/pattern! I've said before - Deer and Doe is my favorite pattern house. Eleanor really knows how to draft a pattern. Bruyere is fitted through the waist; the fit is perfect, with about 2" of ease in the bodice. I didn't even... Continue Reading →

Other People’s Patterns

Mostly I've focused my blogging efforts on the things I've been designing myself, but I still use 'real' patterns. Deer and Doe is my favorite pattern house, followed by Papercut Patterns. They both produce flattering patterns and their drafting is usually great. I don't have to make too many adjustments, either, just a broad shoulder... Continue Reading →

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