Vogue V9251 is a smash hit among the internet sewists. The Instagram hashtag is filled with beautiful creations by sewists all around the world. I’ve never had much luck with wrap dresses, but I don’t know how hard I really looked for one that worked for me. Given the success everyone has had with this… Continue reading V9251 – A Holiday Wrap Dress
I’ve been looking around for a good top pattern for the cooler months. I’m clearly in love with the Ogden Cami, as well as the Lago Tank, but they’re not warm enough for this cold weather. I was looking at the various raglan patterns that are out there, but I’m not the biggest fan of… Continue reading Uvita Top — Keeping Me Warm and Cozy
It’s that wonderful time of year when the leaves have changed and I get really cold all the time. It’s the time of year I start thinking about how much I need more jackets in my life. This year, I finally did something about it and sewed up a Kelly Anorak jacket. When Closet Case… Continue reading A Cozy Kelly Anorak Jacket
It’s apparently supposed to be fall here, but we’re back into the 90s today. I’m actually a bit happy, because now I’ll have more time to wear this cat-tastic Lago Tank! (I’m actually wearing it as I type!) The Lago Tank is a FREE pattern from Itch to Stitch*. I’ve sewn up a few Itch… Continue reading A Cat-tastic Lago Tank!
Hello again, friends! I’m back today with a summer staple outfit: comfy shorts and a great tank! Specifically, Chi-Town Chinos and another Ogden Cami. I made both of these earlier this summer, and they both came with me on my trip to Europe! This was my first time making the Chi-Town Chinos, so I started… Continue reading Chi-Town Chinos (& Another Ogden Cami)
Hi friends, I’m finally back, with an Ogden Cami Dress!! I was hoping to be much better at blogging this summer, but life got the best of me. I had the opportunity to travel for work, and continued wandering around the world after the conference for fun. Between this and other school projects, I had… Continue reading Ogden Cami Dress Hack
Hello again friends! It’s been a while, but school is out for the year so it’s sewing time! Today I’m back with a third pair of Ginger Jeans! I’ve had this pair in the plans for quite some time, and I’m so glad I’ve finally gotten to it! This pair of Ginger Jeans is special… Continue reading Cone Mills Ginger Jeans
Do you ever tell yourself you’re not going to buy any patterns for a while? Well, you shouldn’t, because that’s when all your favorite designers will come out with all your dream patterns. For me, that was Norma of Orange Lingerie coming out with the Esplanade Bra pattern. I’ve had a really hard time finding… Continue reading Esplanade – A Strapless Bra
Earlier this week, I posted about my Top 5 Hits of 2016. Today, I’m going to talk about my Top 5 Misses. Some of these are due to poor fabric choices, poor sizing choices, or poor execution. I would not say that any of these are due to poor patterns. Maritime Shorts These shorts were… Continue reading 2016 Top 5 Misses
Howdy friends! I’m back with another pair of Ginger Jeans! This pair is even better than the last!! Measurements & sizing I often wish people gave their measurements, especially when they talk about fit and alterations. Mine are 27″ (waist) and 40″ (hips). I cut a size 12 from the hips down. Above the hips,… Continue reading Ginger Jeans – take two!