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Basics Sewing: Sweatpants and White V-neck Tee

I made this basics set a few months ago at the beginning of our stay at home orders. I was working form my stash (fabric + patterns) so I thought I’d try out this men’s sweat pant and my fav basic tee pattern. I did have a few issues with the pant- mainly because it …

Vintage Butterick 4659 Skirt and Striped Tee

This is my second outfit made using Vintage Butterick 4659. Last week I shared my awesome indigo dyed pants and this week I’m sharing the wrap skirt and tee. I just love this skirt pattern. It’s so comfortable, the pockets are nice and roomy and the wrap offers full coverage so you can move with …

Vintage Butterick 4659 Indigo Dyed Pant and Regatta Rib Knit Tank

I’m so in love with this whole look! If you saw my earlier dyeing post here’s the finished results, these 70’s vintage straight-leg pants with patch pockets. You can see the dye is much more subtle now but it really works for this look. I carefully cut out my yardage to keep the pattern lined …

Summer Natural Dyeing

One of the plus sides of spending the summer entirely at home was a bit more time spent experimenting with natural dyes! My husband bought me an indigo kit from Botanical colors back at Christmas that I finally got some time to try my hand at. I also did a bit more avocado dyeing and …

Drawstring Linen + Viscose Shorts and Navy Tee

Orange and Navy- Two of my very favorite colors! I’ve been planning on sewing up some shorts for quite some time but just couldn’t find a pattern I liked. I drafted this pattern using my pant sloper and so far so good. This is the first very wearable muslin so the pattern still needs a …

Navy Jalie Camisole 3131 and Gradient Waves Knit Skirt

Summer calls for pure comfort and this tank and skirt combo fits the bill perfectly. I love a simple cami with an easy pull on skirt. Easy to wear for day and transition into my daily yoga practice at night. The cami is Jalie 3131 which I’ve made 3 of at this point. It’s a …

Vintage Style 2618 Ikat Dress

I’m so excited to share this vintage make. This mid 90’s vintage dress was made at the end of May and I got pics taken while doing my Me Made May daily shoots. I have a real fondness for 90’s patterns- this one definitely reminds me of some dresses I had in high school. I …