The weeks leading up to my move to England were filled with preparations and apprehension. Of course, moving to a new place, let alone a new country, is not a task to be taken lightly, and I’m sure you can imagine many of the normal feelings moving triggers. But in my case, I wasn’t heading…… Continue reading Quick, needy sews: a ruffled turtleneck.
Next up in my DP studio summer sewing recap is le 600. Le 600 had long been on my list. I finally had the chance to make it in good company. A structured blouse with lots going on (pleats! elastic! a collar! a partially open back!), this pattern is a puzzle and best sewn with…… Continue reading DP studio’s le 600 in stripes
Hey everyone! In case you hadn’t yet had the chance to read my guest blog post over at Harts Fabric for Sew Your Heart Out September, here it is! … What a pleasure it is to be back for this year’s rendition of Sew Your Hart Out September! I’m Jess from Jess Sews Clothes. Today…… Continue reading SYHOS with Harts Fabric: the Named Tierra wrap skirt and Meagan Nielson Dove blouse
DP studio was my summer fling. After having only once before made up one of their patterns prior to my long estival sewcation, I spent a fair amount of my recent sewing time working on one or another of DP’s designs. During my sewcation–a precious moment of professional limbo I sought to make the most…… Continue reading Easy sewing with le 5001, DP Studio twist top.
I tried my hand at, arguably, one the most popular indie patterns of the moment: the Persephone Pant and Short Pattern by Anna Allen. As I’m sure you know, positive reviews of this pattern are a plenty. It is a trendy sailor pant wide leg cut, with a high-high waist and without a side seam.…… Continue reading “Body Positivity” Highs and Lows with the Persephone Pants and Shorts
My sewing output has slowed down during August–yes, the great sewcation is over and done! But before I returned to a limited sewing schedule, I managed to put together a long promised shirt for my husband. I enjoy shirtmaking and always have dreams of making my husband wonderful tailored shirts. Unfortunately, it takes a lot…… Continue reading The M6044 in African Wax
The Sew Over It Erin skirt, a pattern from the City Break e-booklet, includes some of my favorite simple style designs. It is a straight button front skirt, and for that reason, there are limitless ways to sew and wear it. Yet, if you’re like me, the simpler projects can some times fall back in…… Continue reading Sew Over It Erin Skirt