Holiday Carolyn Pajamas

Happy New Year! I’m back today with some fabulous matching Holiday Carolyn Pajamas. I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season! We had a lovely and refreshing Christmas break with the kids home for two weeks. We baked cookies, made Gingerbread house’s, had a visits from both sides of our family and enjoyed some delectable food! I’m very impressed with myself for getting these matching Pajamas finished …

Halloween 2021

I had big plans for my Halloween sewing but when it came to crunch time I simplified everything and had a wonderfully relaxed day! My daughter Amelie went as a Vampire Princess and my son Nigel went as Tobi from Naruto. Both costumes were store bought which I’m totally okay with this year. My son’s costume was a repeat from last year when there was no trick or …

The World of Anna Sui Exhibit

The World of Anna Sui exhibit curated by Denis Northdruft and organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum,London is now on the final leg of it’s international tour. The exhibit features over 100 looks from fashion designer Anna Sui’s archive, spanning her career from 1981 to 2017. I got the chance to view this fabulous exhibit right before it closed two weeks ago at the NSU Art Museum in …

Favorite Things- June

Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite things. My sewing slowed down for quite a few months during my recovery from ankle surgery and entertainment became a real lifeline for me. Before I could start walking again I was practically living on my couch so thank goodness for podcasts, youtube and books! Read: Here are some of my favorite textile/business/tabletop books right now: Mind Your …

Earth Day & Sustainable Sewing

It’s Earth Day! The perfect time to slow down and focus on what we can do to make our craft as sustainable as possible. Today I’ll be working on some mending and planning out some scrappy projects. I thought this was the perfect time to share some of my fav tutorials and tips to keep your sewing practice as eco-friendly as possible! Sustainable Sewing Tips Reuse and recycle …

Top 5 Hits + Misses and Reflections 2020

It’s been a strange year and while I’ve sewn quite a bit, my makes felt a bit disjointed this year. I started out strong with some lovely makes in the winter but focused more on pattern drafting and muslins (many wearable) for the remainder of the year. The last few months I’ve had a really full work schedule so I’m really looking forward to some time in my …

Parisian Multi-coloured Leopard Memphis Dress

Check out this fabulous dress I made for my birthday last week! It’s the Memphis Dress from the Sewing Workshop made up in the most gorgeous multi-coloured leopard print by Penelope. When my mom and dad went to Paris for their 50th Wedding Anniversary back in November they brought me back such lovely fabrics to work with! I’m one lucky girl! This fabric is the coolest multi-coloured leopard …