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 [...]

Sheona Dress

Sheona Dress

Sewing a little black dress has been on my mind for quite some time, and the Sheona Dress & Top pattern was the perfect reason to finally get to it. I was very fortunate to test this lovely pattern by Athina Kakou. The pattern has 5 versions: 2 tops and 3 dresses. I decided on [...]

Tie-Front Jumpsuit

Tie-Front Jumpsuit

When I was in France recently, I did a bit of fabric shopping (obviously). I found 3 meters of a striking cotton lawn at my local fabric shop. They couldn't tell me much about it, so I took my inquiries to Google. It appears the cotton used to be available via the Sew Over It [...]

Sun Dress

Sun Dress

A quick post for a quick summer make. It's our first summer in the Midwest, and it's been very warm. I am definitely not used to these high temperatures, so I've been adjusting my wardrobe to include more lightweight and breathable pieces. One example is this striped dress in a very lightweight cotton. It was [...]

Ginger Jeans

Ginger Jeans

For as long as I can remember, I've never been a jeans person. When I was a kid, much to my mother's chagrin, I would refuse to wear jeans. As a teenager, I owned a couple of flares because they looked so good... on others. But on my short-legged self, they always felt goofy. Then [...]

Kalle Shirt

Kalle Shirt

I completed this Kalle shirt about a month ago, just before my trip to Europe. I've worn it quite a lot since then, pairing it with my favourite me-made culotte pants, self-drafted mini, or RTW jeans (RTW because I have yet to make my own jeans. It's on the agenda :)). The Kalle Shirt + [...]

Highlands Wrap Dress

Highlands Wrap Dress

I recently spent a week exploring the beautiful Spanish islands of Majorca and Menorca. I got to wear one my newest makes: The Highlands Wrap Dress. It's a beautiful, easy-to-wear dress that has options for sleeves (sleeveless or short sleeve) and dress length (midi or maxi). THE PATTERN This pattern by Allie Olson is very [...]

Iris Top

Iris Top

I'm excited to share one of my latest makes: the Iris Top. It is one of two tops released by Fresh Press Patterns for the Spring. I discovered Fresh Press Patterns on Instagram via @springatet who made the beautiful FPP's Willow Top with lovely ruffle sleeves. So when Joanna from FPP sent me a lovely [...]

Nancy Dress + Life Update

Nancy Dress + Life Update

I was ready to publish this post about my latest make, SOI's Nancy Dress, two weeks and a half ago. But on the day I planned to post it, I instead ended up in the hospital requiring emergency surgery. I've been recovering since then and am now starting to feel much better. But it's been [...]

Tencel Denim Culotte Jumpsuit

Tencel Denim Culotte Jumpsuit

I made a culotte jumpsuit! For the bodice, I used Named's Ailakki Cross Front Jumpsuit pattern. It has a beautiful cross front with keyhole detail and a V-shaped neckline at the back. I cut a size 2 and removed 1 inch from the length of the bodice. If I do another one (which is likely to happen in [...]