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
Here it is, folks! Everything I wore all month long! Every single garment you see was handcrafted by myself. If you want more details, click on a preview to bring up the whole photo and the pattern/fabric details. Thanks for looking, folks! ❤
By now, it's been well-documented that I'm an Itch to Stitch (aff link) fangirl. I've made quite a few Itch to Stitch patterns (Lisbon Cardigan, Vienna Tank, Paro & Mila, Tierras Joggers, Lindy Petal Skirt, the list could go on...), including testing a handful, and I love every single one. The drafting is always superb, … Continue reading Itch to Stitch Lago Tanks
Hey June has released their latest pattern. It's no secret I'm a fan of Hey June Handmade (aff link). I find their patterns to always be exceptionally drafted, the instructions are clear, and the format is professional. Not all of their patterns fit into my personal style, but the ones that do are some of … Continue reading Hey June Willamette Shirt
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
Hey everybody! This month, I'm joing in on Sewing By Ti's blog tour: Sewing Up Spring! Spring has finally sprung! Well... sort of. Spring tends to spring a little later here in Saskatchewan, but we're working on it. Haha. It is starting to warm up and I'm definitely dreaming of tank tops and shorts. Mmm. … Continue reading Sewing up Spring!