Quick, needy sews: a ruffled turtleneck.

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.

SYHOS with Harts Fabric: the Named Tierra wrap skirt and Meagan Nielson Dove blouse

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

Easy sewing with le 5001, DP Studio twist top.

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.

“Body Positivity” Highs and Lows with the Persephone Pants and Shorts

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

A cropped denim trench, DP Studio’s le 702.

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.

Named Clothing Elizabeth Gown turned sundress

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

The bows, twists, and knots of DP Studio: le 402 skirt and le 5001 blouse.

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.