Over the past 3 years I have learned a lot. Most importantly, I have learned that just knowing how to sew is not enough to achieve the look I want. Fashion Trends + Amazing Fit + Smart Choices = Fabulous With the Silhouette Project, I have been playing with a ton of shapes, colors, and most … More New Year, New Projects, and New Colors!
Meet my mini-wardrobe C.A.T. or Casual Autumn Transitional Mini-Wardrobe. Remember I live in the tropics, so this is not “northern” style. My goal was inspired by this sentence I wrote when I began my silhouette project: I also tend to sacrifice my “look” for comfort, but I should really be looking for a way to meld the two … More My First Silhouette Project Collection
…but Deer and Doe of France has posted a free downloadable pattern of a cute little t-shirt! I’m loving the elbow patches! http://boutique.deer-and-doe.fr/ Fun Fact: These patterns run true hourglass and RTW aka minimal ease. I own 4 of their patterns now: the Airelle Blouse, the Belledone Dress, the Bleuet Dress, and the Chardon … More You probably already know…
What the **** is style? This has been a mystery to me, and of late, one that I want to solve. I make things and then I wear them. Sometimes I love it, but then its a “yawn” on and other times its just blah. Or worse, I made something that I have nothing to … More Searching for my Style
I have finally finished my jacket muslin (Burda 11-2011-15)! My husband’s boss asked him to work on a vacation house, so this was the only project I packed so I could focus! We were there for two weeks, and I spent all my sewing time working on it. I nailed the shoulders, but had to … More My Wool Jacket Muslin with the finishing touches
This is a FREE Gertie dress pattern published in Stitch Magazine and downloadable at sewdaily.com. It is tagged under Stitch with Style 2013. Just be warned, there are no directions! You have to buy the magazine to get those. Too bad this magazine isn’t distributed here. It will be like a directionless Marfy pattern! http://www.sewdaily.com/media/p/8634.aspx
As I mentioned briefly, I am participating in the Burda Sew-a-Long with other ladies in the Southern Hemisphere courtesy of TheCuriousKiwi. Here is my “Burda Story.” How did you discover Burda Magazine? The internet and Blogosphere way back in 2008. What have you made from Burda Magazine? This is my first and only Burda project … More My Burda Story
Also known as the front bust shaping darts in my wool jacket muslin. They took 6 steps to finish! Crazy. Here’s how they started. Burda’s directions left me scratching my head, so I had to muddle through hands on. I took pictures of the second one just to show you. Luckily all my mistakes in … More Holy Cow Batman, those are some darts!
Best Friend 2013 or BitchFest 2013-either way BF’13 is about being honest in comments about sewing projects. It all started with ReadyThreadSew’s post about honesty. So I made a badge. I would love if everything I made was perfect but I am not a Savile Row Tailor nor a Couture Dressmaker trained in Paris. I … More BF’13
I want this skirt! This gorgeous skirt is from the pattern company Deer and Doe, based in France. They have other adorable patterns too. The shop and patterns have English so why do I need to learn French? Because their blog is in French and their Deer and Doe addicts blog is also in French. … More I suddenly think I need to learn French