Neige Sweatshirt

Neige Sweatshirt

I hardly have any time to sew these days, because in just two weeks, we're moving back to Canada. But when the ladies at Deer and Doe asked if I would be interested in reviewing their new pattern, without any hesitation I said “yes”! I love Deer and Doe patterns so much that I couldn’t [...]

Kente Sports Jacket

Kente Sports Jacket

The story: I met Joe last year at the Revive Fashion Show Fundraiser. He was there to watch his daughter Emily model the dress I had made out of repurposed neckties. Following the show, Joe contacted me to ask if I could help him turn a long-held vision of his into a reality. He had an old [...]

Deer and Doe’s Passiflore

Deer and Doe’s Passiflore

In bowling jargon, “Pin Action” is when the ball causes the pins to smash into one another, knocking themselves down. The colour combo of my latest make reminds me of a bowling shirt, so I’m naming it “Pin Action”. Plus, it required a little handsewing, which required more than a few pins. So, “needleless” to [...]

Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus

This one I’m naming “Dawn Chorus”.  Lately, I’ve had trouble falling back asleep after Jules’s night feeding. So, for better or worse, I’ve decided to just stay up and do some uninterrupted sewing between 4:30-7:30am. That’s how the dress came to be. In the process, it has helped shift my thoughts from the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

Axis Dress in Black Denim

Axis Dress in Black Denim

I received some beautiful black denim from Minerva in exchange of a future blog post on their website. It won't be live for another few weeks so I'm sharing a few details and pictures today of what I made this fabric! Pattern: Axis Dress by Papercut PatternsFabric: Black Denim by MinervaSizing:  The construction of this dress is clever [...]

McCall’s M7995

McCall’s M7995

Holiday sewing! I couldn't resist a little "sew frosting" when I received this gorgeous Embroidered Tulle fabric from Minerva in exchange of a blog post on their website. Pattern: McCall’s M7995 View AFabrics: Embroidered Tulle by Minerva underlined with black Bemberg rayon. Burgundy stretchy satin fabric for the contrast collar and flounces.Sizing & Modifications:  I cut a size [...]

Toaster Sweater

Toaster Sweater

The Toaster Sweater is another one of my recent makes. I received this fun French Terry from Minerva in exchange of a future blog post on their website. It won't be live for another few months so I'm sharing a few details and pictures today of this toasty little sweater! Pattern: Toaster Sweater 2 by Sew [...]

Maternity Wrap Dress

Maternity Wrap Dress

I was gifted a beautiful floral cotton jersey by Minerva for an upcoming blog post on their website. I decided to make the Ultimate Wrap Dress by Sew Over It. All the info will be on Minerva in a few months but in the meantime, here are a few shots and details on how I [...]

Ségur Summer Dress

Ségur Summer Dress

We just spent a relaxing Sunday afternoon on the Lake Mendota shoreline and I got to wear my newest make for the first time. Ségur is a lovely summery top and dress pattern by Cozy Little World. There are lots of variations to play with, and I decided on the ruffled button-front dress. I typically don’t [...]

Agave Asymmetrical Skirt

Agave Asymmetrical Skirt

Deer And Doe just released their new collection of patterns and I was lucky to receive the Agave pattern a few weeks ago. Agave is a high-waisted A-line wrap skirt with asymmetrical panels. The design is super cute AND version A is reversible! 2 skirts in 1, what's not to like?! Another great thing about [...]

Saraste Shirt Dress

Saraste Shirt Dress

I just completed a Saraste Shirt Dress from Named Clothing's book Breaking the Pattern. The Saraste is a semi-fitted shirt dress with a gathered skirt. It’s my second project from Breaking the Pattern (I made the Ruska knit dress) and I’m really fond of this collection of designs. They are simple yet full of interesting details [...]

Gold Jackie Knit Dress

Gold Jackie Knit Dress

I started this Jackie Dress way back in December, but with holiday travels, my mom visiting from France, and several time-sensitive orders (including a very special wedding dress - pics soon!), I’ve only just finished it. And here I thought it would make the perfect holiday outfit… Maybe next year! This was my first time sewing [...]

Kimberly Dress

Kimberly Dress

Athina just released a new dress pattern, the Kimberly, and I’ve been lucky to be able to test it for her. The Kimberly has a beautiful, classic silhouette with a half circle skirt, a soft V-neck and optional long sleeves and pockets. This was the first time sewing this style of garment since my wedding [...]

The Mystery Blogger Award

The Mystery Blogger Award

Thank you Sarah for nominating me for the "The Mystery Blogger Award"! Sarah is a great inspiration to me; she's not only a very talented seamstress, she's also an amazing woman, full of humour and positivity. If you haven't checked her Blog "Sew Sarah Smith" yet (which is very unlikely for my fellow sewists), I encourage [...]