When I received an invitation to Named’s book launch in London at the New Craft House, I was thrilled for two reasons. 1. I got invited to Named’s Book Launch in London. 2. I have an opportunity to make a party dress…to wear to their book launch! If you’re reading here, you probably know it–Named…… Continue reading Dark Floral Stella Shirt Dress
Friends, my bodysuit dreams have come true! After four years of sewing, I can now say good things come to those who wait (and also sew with enough perseverance!). Bodysuits might be quick but they are surprisingly involved. In addition to a decent knowledge of sewing and choosing stretch fabrics, a familiarity with using lingerie…… Continue reading V9298 Vogue Patterns Bodysuit
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