Itch to Stitch designer Kennis Wong has release a wardrobe staple pattern today and I helped! I am officially a pattern tester. It was a really great experience and a fun pattern to work with. SHOP HERE! I’m pretty proud of myself! Now for the details: the pattern comes with sleeve and hem length options … More Meet the Lisbon Cardigan!
One of the best parts of blogging for me has been seeing sewing make a major comeback. I’ve also loved the Sewing Web Community that has grown with it. Seeing how the relationship between consumer/fashionista/seamstress and the independent sewing companies has transformed the way we talk about and shop for our materials and patterns. Personally, … More Oh Deer Me!
One good thing about gaining weight? My StyleArc patterns fit again! With that silver lining, I was inspired to cut and sew the Adele tee this weekend! I used a coral colored silk knit blend from FabricMart. I love how light and silky it feels against my skin. I also received a significant number of … More Instant Tee!
Happy Easter! We spent the day having family fun. This top was meant to be last year’s spring dress cut using Lisette’s Diplomat Dress (S1878) and quilter’s cotton… Then I picked it up again to be my Easter dress this year. Here’s the lackluster version as a dress. There’s just something not right you know? … More 2015’s UFO finished just in time for Easter
The fabric was pretty and the idea was nice, but the fabric was too lightweight to hold up the pockets, let alone the weight of all the gathered details at the CF. Another additional error occurred mid-project. My husband was making something for a political protest (US Brazilians protesting the current president of Brazil) and … More And the award goes to M6514
I am so happy with this blouse! So the big question: is this appropriate for work?
I am excited to share that my husband’s cousin has married a lovely Brazilian lady who happens to like sewing as much as I do! Lidiane took a sewing course that ran 20 hours a week for one year. Can you imagine! Heaven! She spent many hours learning to draft and sew RTW/manufacturing style. After … More Learning to overlock in Brazil
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
I am so happy with my jacket! In my last post, I was just about finished with the shell. Here’s the some of the sewing highlights and fitting issues. I really enjoyed this sew-a-long. I am considering sewing up the fit-and-flare dress that Lisette is hosting a sew-a-long for next week. We’ll see. I have … More Moto Jacket with the finishing touches
One of my co-workers inspired this skirt. She often wears maxis at work and I love it! I used a Navy knit from Jo-Anns. I think it was listed as “ponte roma.” It is softer than traditional “ponte”, but still has a thicker “bottom weight” feel that lighter jersey. It is a cotton/poly/spandex blend. Of … More I heart Maxi skirts!