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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Little Black Dress In Lace

Little Black Dress In Lace

Happy New Year! May your 2018 be filled with love and stitches! Matthew and I spent New Year's in Akron, Ohio with his family and then stopped in Chicago for a few days on our way back to Madison. We had a great time but I'm excited to be back home and working towards my [...]