With less time to sew than ever, I’ve developed a new outlook for selecting a project. No longer do I sew furiously and repetitively as when I learned the basics of the craft. Instead, in becoming more aware of the process of creating a quality garment (and more able!), I’m learning to concentrate on styles…… Continue reading On Sewing Upgrades: DP Studio’s le 809 coat
I picked up a souvenir from a recent trip to London at the New Craft House Holiday Party, where indie designer, Nina Lee, had a stand with some of her patterns. The Bloomsbury, a high-neck ruffle blouse with back button closure, is the sort of style I’m always looking for, so I decided to give…… Continue reading Looks from London: Nina Lee Bloomsbury Blouse
Happy holidays, everyone! Today I bring to you my 2017 execution of the (often annually coveted by many) holiday dress!! Although I yearned to make a sparky “fancy” party dress before heading to England, I had resigned myself to the impossibility of this happening. I hadn’t even had much of a concrete plan to make…… Continue reading Holiday Sewing with V1558 by Rachel Comey
After a recent work trip to England, I returned to Montreal inspired to tackle some daring sewing projects. While in the UK, and after all the professional aspects of the trip were finished, the much awaited #sewcial portion began. I got together for some hot wine and Christmas shopping with Shaui in York, saw the…… Continue reading Trend Patterns Oversized Sleeve top, or my space travel sweater.
My latest project, a new version (#4!) of my TNT Named Helmi Trench Blouse pattern, is one I wanted to wear immediately, but didn’t inspire much written reflection. So today’s post is just a quick run through of the new changes I made to this top. For this version, I aimed to create a delicate blouse…… Continue reading Helmi Blouse Sewing continued.
I’ve always been little on the fence about trends and style blogs. In some ways, they confuse me. I tend to think that, yes, of course, with the right photography and attitude, anything can look good, especially if the accessories come for free. And, I’ve also thought, isn’t it more of a challenge to make your clothes than just…… Continue reading My Denim Ruffle Blouse Knock-Off, or a guilty pleasure.
September came and went without much sewing. Work deadlines kept me far from my machine, and there was more dreaming than creating. It was mid October by the time I had my first finished garment since August: the Named Lempi Dress. I’d hoped to sew the Lempi since it was released last year as a…… Continue reading The Named Lempi dress and my useless sewing rules.