Anna Dress

The Story: I remember seeing By Hand London's beautiful Anna Dress when the pattern was released years ago: a long, flattering maxi dress with a daring thigh-high split. It looked superb on everyone I saw wearing it, but I convinced myself it wouldn't look anything like that on me. Fast-forward four years: after seeing many beautiful… Continue reading Anna Dress

Mini Dress

We’re finally settled into our new home here in Madison, and I’m so happy to get back to sewing. My most recent make is a cute “mini dress” from BurdaStyle magazine. It has a teardrop shape at the neckline, a contrast yoke and my favorite design element: pockets with accent bands. What’s great about this… Continue reading Mini Dress

B6354 Bustier & Shorts Playsuit

We are moving out of Vancouver in a few days (sad!), and things have been pretty hectic around here. But I've still managed to some time to sew for myself and for friends (which will be the subject of a couple of different posts in the coming weeks). Here's a bustier and shorts playsuit that… Continue reading B6354 Bustier & Shorts Playsuit

Simplicity 1197

The Story: I sometimes visit clothing websites to inspire my next sewing project. During one of these visits (ModCloth), I fell in love with a cute floral trench. Upon seeing the coat on the website, my thought was, "Wow, I love it so much, I must have it!" This rarely occurs, so I decided to listen to… Continue reading Simplicity 1197