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 →

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 →


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 →

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