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
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
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.
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
A new chapter in my button down summer escapades is this redesigned Vogue Patterns V8577. I wanted to give the bodice from my first version another try, but with a different skirt. So I took out my skirt block, and drafted a straight skirt to pair with the original waist band and bodice. I’ve mentioned…… Continue reading A new style for the V8577
This #v8577 pattern is among the series of “Very Easy Vogue” patterns, but somehow I spent weeks on it. I’d had my eye on it for a while, perhaps since my first year sewing when Vogue patterns seemed impossible, and I finally jumped into it. In theory, it was nothing difficult, but it still hung…… Continue reading Sewing the V8577
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