Linen Swing Top

Linen Swing Top

I’m back today with this simple Linen Swing Top made using my Sloper and refashioned from two less than successful makes. The grey stripe voile (given to me by Organic Cottons Plus for review when I made it originally) is from my Bias Layer Dress.  The fit of the grey dress…

In Stitches

In Stitches

I’m loving the stitchwork on this Tee! Originally I planned to make this just a basic navy tee shirt.  Unfortunately, the yard I bought to try out wasn’t very evenly dyed and faded unevenly after washing.  My solution was to make the focus some Alabama Chanin style stitching, albeit…

Sacre Bleu Knit Dress

Sacre Bleu Knit Dress

*Sacré Bleu!  This simple little knit dress made using my Bodice Sloper is all about the color.  I’ve been wanting more clothing in this shade of aqua/teal for the longest time, like my  Georgina dress, and was psyched when I saw this Organic Knit from Michael Levine.…

Rouleau Edged Top

Rouleau Edged Top

One of my goals for the year has been to up my repertoire of sewing techniques and this rouleau edged top is the result!  I saw the cover for the Threads Feb/March 2015 Issue (#177) and was hooked. The bodice and hems utilize a rouleau technique of hand stitched bias…

Simple Tank Slip

Simple Tank Slip

Just a quick little post today.  I made this simple tank slip up a few weeks ago to wear with my White Holly Hawthorn Dress.  It’s already gotten so much more use then I thought it would. It’s perfect under all my light colored dresses or paired with…

Fall Wardrobe Sewing Plans

Fall Wardrobe Sewing Plans

  This summer has just flown by! My oldest starts school in just two weeks.  As my summer sewing winds down it’s time to focus on my Fall sewing plans.   Our weather here is quite warm until at least January so these sewing projects are all geared toward year-round wear.…

Indigo and Mini Stripe Voile Bias Dresses

Indigo and Mini Stripe Voile Bias Dresses

I don’t think I’ll ever tire of wearing indigo.  I just love this color!  I’ve made myself two more self drafted bias cut tube dresses. The first in the indigo seen here and a shorter version in a black and white mini stripe.  Designing and sewing my own patterns is…

Bias Layered Dresses

Bias Layered Dresses

I’m really loving my newest makes, a pair of bias cut tube dresses.  If you followed me for Me Made May you saw me wearing these on Mother’s Day.  I made this pattern using my bodice sloper from the * Craftsy Class Patternmaking: The Bodice Sloper with Suzy Furrer…

Patternmaking: Moulage + Sloper

Patternmaking: Moulage + Sloper

I’ve been working on making up my  bodice moulage, a precise fabric blueprint of the upper body, with Suzy Furrer’s Craftsy class, Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper , on and off since the beginning of the year.  My first version looked great except for the waist which was way…