My Denim Ruffle Blouse Knock-Off, or a guilty pleasure.

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.

The Named Lempi dress and my useless sewing rules.

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.

A Named Helmi in Cotton and Steel, Part 2 of my collaboration with Harts Fabic

Hi everyone! September has come and gone without much sewing to be mentioned. Although, I did sew a Just patterns Linda wrap dress, and I’ll post on that soon. But for today, I still have a fun project I made in August to feature–my second Named Clothing Helmi Trench Blouse (my first is here!). I…… Continue reading A Named Helmi in Cotton and Steel, Part 2 of my collaboration with Harts Fabic

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