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.
After wearing my first Anita top by République du Chiffon over and over, I made a second, and this time, I also made a skirt to accompany it. I’ve always loved the coordinating possibilities sewing brings to the table, even if (especially if) things get a little kitschy. This set can be worn together, and…… Continue reading Summery Linen Coordinates
After accomplishing a big professional milestone, I needed a quick sewing project to refresh my mind. I chose the new Anita pattern from République du Chiffon. The pattern is ultra quick and easy. I went from PDF assembly to blog photos in 3 hours. RDC always has a few PDF patterns that come out in…… Continue reading Anita top from République du Chiffon
Vogue Patterns gets me every summer. This time around it was the V8808–a sleeveless princess seam maxi dress with a high neck collar. Since I like to take a dramatic shape and, well, make it even more so, I paired the pattern with a fabric I was eager to work with. I recently found this…… Continue reading Electric Summer Roses: Vogue Patterns V8808
Full disclaimer: I love this Power Puff Girl dress…I mean, my freshly sewn Simplicity Cynthia Rowley 8636. Since Simplicity Patterns are hard to come by in Canada, I hadn’t yet had the chance to make one up, nor did I closely follow their new collections. However, this recent raglan ruffle top-dress pattern immediately jumped out…… Continue reading Simplicity Patterns 8636 in Blue Viscose
The Marie Gathered Midi Dress pattern, by Named Clothing, was one of my earliest attempts at successful, long lasting sewing. I made a blouse version a few years ago which has since been in constant rotation (it is always popping up on my IG!). Recently, I finally got around to making the dress version in…… Continue reading White Eyelet Marie Gathered Midi Dress