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

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

Tilly and the Buttons’ Cleo

I finally have a Cleo in my life! The pattern had been sitting on my shelf since November, but I told myself I had to complete all current projects before opening the Tilly envelope. This was difficult, especially with so many gorgeous Cleos continually popping up on Instagram. But at long last, I did it! A… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons’ Cleo

Tilly and the Buttons’ Francoise Dress

I'm on a real Tilly and the Buttons kick these days. I completed my first Cleo last week (post coming next week!), and I just completed my Françoise dress yesterday! Shown here is Françoise. I used a medium weight stretch jacquard that I had in my stash and I'm very pleased with how it turned out. Here… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons’ Francoise Dress

Sheath Dress with Mandarin Collar

I've been crazy for sheath dresses lately. A classic sheath is both flattering and versatile, working as well in the office as it does in the evenings. I've been working on my sheath dress skills over the past few weeks and here is my most recent creation, completed just a few days ago! The dress… Continue reading Sheath Dress with Mandarin Collar