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
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
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
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
This short sleeve mini dress pattern is part of the BurdaStyle 1960s Vintage Collection. Wearing the dress is like slipping into 1960s Swinging London, somewhere and sometime I’ve always wished to visit. This might be as close as I get! The beautiful floral fabric dates to the late fifties, and I found it in a Bellingham antique shop… Continue reading BurdaStyle Vintage Jane
Here's a dress I made from Vintage Vogue 8789 (V8789), based on the original 1957 design.
This post is a bit special for two reasons: First, today is the anniversary of my inaugural post! One year old already! A great time to reflect how infrequently I have posted this past year and how determined I am to post more often in the coming one. Second, I made my wedding dress! Independent of… Continue reading My Wedding Dress