My wardrobe has been seriously lacking a good woven camisole for a long time. Years ago, I had a couple of store-bought ones that I liked, but I just hadn't found and settled on a good woven cami sewing pattern yet. If you had asked me just a few weeks ago what I wanted in … Continue reading Crystal Cove Cami
Magnuson is fashion meets function, with four useful pockets, a cinched waist, side slits, and a stylish collar. The insides are all finished flawlessly - no serger required! Every seam is enclosed when you follow the instructions. The waistband casing is on the inside as well, which keeps any distracting strings hidden.
Now that winter is very nearly (almost, kind of) over, I'm finally getting around to sharing my favourite garment this past season. I took part in a sew-a-long through Kiss My Stash to sew the Hey June Halifax Hoodie (aff. link), and thanks to the inspiration from that sew-a-long, I finished three! I haven't sewn much … Continue reading Hey June Halifax
Itch to Stitch has released another pattern! Now, I'm a well-documented fangirl of Itch to Stitch patterns, but this is a pattern you truly need. The North Point Trousers (aff. link) are a classic dress pant in all regards - front slash pockets, back welt pockets, shaped curved waistband, front fly zipper, hook & eye … Continue reading North Point Trousers
Much earlier this summer, my partner and I were invited to a wedding, and just like any other sewist, one of my first thoughts was, "What should I wear?" Of course I had more than a few suitable outfits in my closet, most of which were handmade, but that just isn't the point. I decided … Continue reading Robynne and the Dream Dress
I absolutely love the Fairfield shirt. I loved making it, with all of the options available, and the decisions to be made. I loved the detailed instructions, and the blog's sew-a-long to hold my hand when needed. I loved stitching it up - taking the time to carefully press and topstitch, hand-sewing the buttons on, and adding small details to make it personal for my partner.
So I made something a little out of the ordinary. My husband requested a project -- yes! He actually requested that I sew something for him! He works in a shop, and requested a shop apron for him to wear when he goes in on the weekends and doesn't want to bother with heavy coveralls. … Continue reading Sewing For Men – A Shop Apron
Our Canada Day celebrations called for my red and white Violet Top (aff. link) blogged here, and Grainline Maritime Shorts! I've made this pattern before here, and two other unblogged versions. From my other pairs, I learned that the pockets are too deep as drafted, so I shortened them again, and that I like a … Continue reading Canada Day Grainline Maritimes
I made a thing! I picked up this lovely herringbone chambray from LA Finch Fabrics last summer, and finally found a perfect use for it. When I first saw the new Itch to Stitch Beausoleil Top & Dress (affiliate link), I knew I needed one, but I needed one in a classic easy-to-pair fabric so … Continue reading Itch to Stitch Beausoleil Top
Welcome back! Is it spring yet, wherever you are? Green is starting to pop up here, and yet it snowed over this past weekend. As usual, spring is the most confusing season of them all. Nonetheless, I'm still sewing for warmer days. Erm, much warmer days apparently. It's still far too chilly to wear this … Continue reading Spring Maxi Dress