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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