Papercut Patterns Nagoya Pants for Sew Your Hart out September

Hello everyone! I’m writing today from the Harts Fabric Blog, as a participant of Sew Your Hart out September’s blogger tour. For the occasion, I chose to make an outfit with some Cloud 9 tinted denim fabric and Cotton and Steel rayon. For the pants, I used the Papercut Patterns Nagoya Pants for the occasion,…… Continue reading Papercut Patterns Nagoya Pants for Sew Your Hart out September

Tales in pattern drafting: a slip dress.

I began casual lessons in pattern drafting a little less than a year ago. One of things that stood out to me then as it does now, is that, for a beginner, pattern drafting is slow. This simple dress was months in the making. Despite having worked my way through more than a few patterns…… Continue reading Tales in pattern drafting: a slip dress.

Plum Polka dot Helmi Trench Blouse

This Named Helmi Trench Blouse project came out of nowhere. I had seen some really nice versions around (I’m looking at you, Swarm of Chickadees thumps way up). Still, the pattern wasn’t really on my radar. I was certainly in the market for a good woven shirt pattern, and as an avowed Named Clothing fan, I was…… Continue reading Plum Polka dot Helmi Trench Blouse

My first Vintage Pledge: Sewing from 1978

I’ve been playing along with Stitching Odyssey’s #VPjuly, a two-week photo challenge dedicated to vintage sewing. It came at a good time for me because my vintage pattern stack had been growing, but without any project to show for it. So, I took the #Vpjuly as an opportunity to make and follow through on a…… Continue reading My first Vintage Pledge: Sewing from 1978

Basics sewing and flutter sleeve tees

I’ve been looking for ways to have comfy easy items I can mix and match with other handmade clothes, so last weekend, I kept did some serious basics sewing. I’ve mentioned that t-shirt sewing isn’t my favorite, but since it’s a serious part of my doctoral student wardrobe, I wear them a lot lately. Plus, because…… Continue reading Basics sewing and flutter sleeve tees