Simplicity Patterns 8636 in Blue Viscose

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

White Eyelet Marie Gathered Midi Dress

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

Two Versions of McCalls’s paperbag waist pant: M7726

McCall’s hit the mark this season with the new M7726 paperbag waist pattern. Some IG gleaning tells me I’m far from the only one interested in this style. Plus, since the pattern comes with a slim leg, wide leg, and short options (sash too!), it offers something for anyone–anyone who likes super high waisted pants,…… Continue reading Two Versions of McCalls’s paperbag waist pant: M7726

High-Rise Morgan Jeans, a foundation for spring sewing.

I flutter back and forth between extremes on a few issues, and among them are my opinions on jeans and capsule wardrobes. I always, simultaneously, love and hate them. Both subjects provoke a collision between fantasy and reality: what do I want to wear vs what I actually wear vs what I enjoy making. This…… Continue reading High-Rise Morgan Jeans, a foundation for spring sewing.

On Sewing Upgrades: DP Studio’s le 809 coat

With less time to sew than ever, I’ve developed a new outlook for selecting a project. No longer do I sew furiously and repetitively as when I learned the basics of the craft. Instead, in becoming more aware of the process of creating a quality garment (and more able!), I’m learning to concentrate on styles…… Continue reading On Sewing Upgrades: DP Studio’s le 809 coat