I’ve been lusting after the gorgeous jumpsuits and rompers everyone has been wearing for the past year, but after trying on a few ready-to-wear versions I got discouraged. My top and bottom halves are completely different sizes – okay for separates but terrible for jumpsuits. I put my jumpsuit dreams on the shelf for a … Continue reading A Jumpsuit for Summer!
There must have been something in the water lately, because THREE Cali bloggers have projects with this tencel denim in June! I think it's neat that you'll get to see the same fabric used in different ways - and Cali has several other Tencel denims in stock now, including black and light blue. You already … Continue reading More Tencel Denim! The Jalie Vanessa Pants
I don't know about you guys, but I love the style of Loft's clothes. Slightly more feminine than J. Crew, there's something about them that I'm drawn to. And, as a sewist, every time I fall in love with something I always think, "I can make that." So, I don't buy it and 9 times … Continue reading Striped Ruffle Henley inspired by Loft
One of the things I love most about sewing is you can totally change the look and feel of a piece of clothing depending on the fabric you choose. I decided to have a bit of an experiment with the True Bias Ogden Cami and some very different fabrics from Cali Fabrics. Let's take a … Continue reading Three Fabrics, One Pattern
I have good news and bad news about the makes in this post. And since I've always been an "eat your vegetables first" sort of person, we'll just get the bad news out of the way. And that bad news would be this tank. I think that it's just as important to share projects that flop … Continue reading You win some, you lose some
For the longest time, I didn't wear t-shirts. Somehow I had convinced myself that they didn't suit me, or they wouldn't fit, but it wasn't until I made the Hemlock tee from Grainline Studios (which you can read about here) that I realised that my issue was all in my head! Since then, I have … Continue reading Nineties vibes and painted lines
The weather is turning hot, hot, hot and my wardrobe needed some serious help! I've been wanting to make the Oceanside Pants from Blank Slate Patterns for ages. They are a breezy, relaxed fit drawstring waist pant or short that look amazing in lightweight fabrics such as linen or chambray. I snatched up this perfect … Continue reading Summer Sewing with Tencel Denim
Hi Readers! I don't know about you, but I've been on the hunt for the Holy Grail of shirtdresses for a long time! I've been searching for something classic, comfortable, well fitting with a myriad of options to customize and I think I've found it with the Cashmerette Lenox. This pattern certainly went together easily … Continue reading The Lenox Shirtdress in Ranchero Rayon Chambray
This shirt may look familiar because I made a winter version in ponte for my last post. I wondered for a while if this is worth its own post, but this tee has become an instant go-to due to the pattern and the fabric, so the answer is yes! The pattern is the Wanted Tee … Continue reading The Spring/Summer Wanted Tee
This summer, I'm determined to experiment with fun trousers styles. There has to be more to life than skinny jeans, right? First and foremost, I needed a good flowy fabric that was also robust enough for pants. I was so happy to find this tencel denim on the Cali Fabrics site! (It's sold out right … Continue reading Tencel Denim Winslow Culottes and some Cali Fabrics Classics!