Meet Emily, from Itch to Stitch

As I’ve been delving through the depths of the internet searching for work wardrobe inspiration, I came across this lovely photo from jesssewfabulous.wordpress.com: Another lovely blouse and skirt combo for work was my first thought. But wait…what is this?? They’re shorts?!?! Mind blown! Professional culottes! I immediately bought the Emily pattern at the Itch to… More Meet Emily, from Itch to Stitch

Butterick posted the fall collection…and some are great!

I have been a bit disappointed with the big-4 of late, with boring, weird, and a hidden gem…sometimes. Today, that feeling was destroyed with Butterick’s Fall Line-up! Lisette’s gorgeous unlined coat is on the top of my after-I-sew-work-clothes-list! How comfy! Not one, but THREE variations on modern power suits with feminine details! Just in time… More Butterick posted the fall collection…and some are great!

Planning a “work uniform” for the Fall Semester…

As part of my ready to wear fast with Goodbye Valentino, I joined Colette Patterns’ Wardrobe Architect Challenge. As for the challenge steps in the blog, I must confess, I almost immediately didn’t do my homework. I swear, teachers make the worst students! photo courtesy of allij28.polyvore.com Here’s what I did: January really blended with… More Planning a “work uniform” for the Fall Semester…

Travel Top #3

Isn’t this a great one yard wonder? It is simple, quick, and comfy! I love the neckline shape and the gathering at the CF. I just needed an FBA for this Simplicity 2766 top, and I used the Threads FBA for knits again. I’m so glad I learned that trick for knits. I was just… More Travel Top #3

Travel Top #2

I am in love with this princess tee pattern from Vogue! I used Custom Fit V8831 pattern with C cup front. It fit straight from the envelop except for a short back adjustment. I cut 18 for the shoulders and 20 for the waist. Princess seams are a bit fussy for a tee, but the… More Travel Top #2

Travel Top #1

I’m in BRAZIL!!! If you remember, way be here, I was planning to sew for my “summer” in Brazil. Here’s my first travel top. I was so busy sewing, I didn’t blog, but now I’m catching my clothes in action. For this top, I cut the shoulders size 18 and graded out to 20 at… More Travel Top #1