Hello readers! I'm very happy to share this project! It's one that's been in my dreams for a while and now, it's finally become a reality. I love to take plain fabrics and transform them into something unique. This blouse was just a simple white cotton lawn before I embroidered it. Now, it's a bespoke … Continue reading A 1940’s Embroidered California Poppy Blouse
Last post I blogged about a Jalie raglan and McCalls sleeveless cardi that I'd sewn with TNT (Tried'N'True) patterns. Well, I'm back today with another TNT Jalie pattern, in a gorgeous floral rayon french terry from Cali Fabrics! This time it's the Jalie hoodie, minus the hoodie and with a rectangular cowl instead! This is … Continue reading Another TNT for winter!
When I told my Mom that I was making a stretch velvet dress for Christmas, she wasn't too sure about my creative decision. I assured her it would be a magical throwback to the '90s where velvet skater dresses reigned supreme. I made sure I didn't disappoint: I've had an itch to make something in … Continue reading A Stretch Velvet Holiday Dress
The Colette Negroni is my first foray into menswear and boy was it overdue! It is now a late birthday / early Christmas gift for my boyfriend who bought me my first (and current) sewing machine, drives me to draping class on Saturday mornings, helps me with fittings, allows me to indulge in spontaneous Joann … Continue reading A Cozy Flannel for Fall
It’s that time of year…corduroy time! Now I’ve got to admit, corduroy is one of my oldest fabric loves! I mean it’s so great to sew with; stable and pliable but soft and comfortable to wear. Let me show you what I mean. After scouring the corduroy selection at CaliFabrics, I settled on some Brown … Continue reading Baby Wale Corduroy 3 Ways
November was TNT month on the Sewcialists blog, so this fall I've been digging out some of my favourite Tried'n'True patterns and tweeking them for a new look! Fabric makes a huge difference with TNTs, and this year I wanted to include some new colours into my winter wardrobe. I've always worn quite bright, saturated … Continue reading A new spin on some classic TNT patterns