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
Today’s post features a project that is both practical and extravagant–just the way I like it! It’s the DP Studio Cropped Jacket, made in denim. DP Studio’s Cropped Jacket pattern was first featured in their mid-winter 2018 collaboration with the French magazine Modes et Travaux. DP’s collection of 13 patterns was impressive and I immediately…… Continue reading A cropped denim trench, DP Studio’s le 702.
A spontaneous sew, this linen sundress project took form after a series of hot days that left me feeling bold. To create it, I paired the Named Clothing Elizabeth gown pattern with a coral linen from my stash. My summer sewing extravaganza is still going strong. Over the last few especially challenging months of finishing…… Continue reading Named Clothing Elizabeth Gown turned sundress
With more sewing time currently available to me, I’ve continued to work on separates sewing. Today’s post features an ensemble created with two patterns by DP Studio: the 402 knot skirt and the 5001 twist blouse. DP studio is a relatively new French indie pattern company that is now making its mark with unique, high…… Continue reading The bows, twists, and knots of DP Studio: le 402 skirt and le 5001 blouse.