Vintage Butterick Robe 5152

I’m swanning around the house during Stay at Home orders in style! This kitschy print isn’t my usual style but it’s perfect for some vintage pajamas. I’ve had this 1948 re-issue pattern in my stash for years but it requires so much yardage (just under 4 yds.) that I never made it until now. What …

Striped Surplice Wrap Dress

What to do when Fall’s over and you still have a ton of shirting fabric leftover…sew a shirtdress! I bought this lovely bold stripe from Mood ages ago planning to make a dress shirt. It’s way too warm here now to even think about long sleeves so a light summer dress was the way to …

Chambray Vintage Vogue Shirt 8447

As soon as I put this on my husband asked if I was going to watch some Friends reruns! This shirt is very 90’s and was such fun to make. I’ve been on a blouse kick lately trying to round out my handmade wardrobe. One thing I’m sorely missing is dress shirts. I feel like …

Vintage Simplicity 5786 Flamingo Pajamas

These pj’s are all about the fabric! I’ve been eyeing Lady McElroy prints for awhile –such gorgeous botanical prints– and had to have this flamingo print. So perfect for Florida! Serendipitously, my mom had just given me fabric money for Christmas so I could splurge a bit more than usual. I’ve been really wanting some …

Pattern Drafting- So Many Muslins

I’ve been using all my free time between jobs over the last month to work on pattern drafting. Check out my earlier post on my sloper here. I bought a ton of drafting paper and unbleached cotton muslin so I had plenty of material on hand to work with. I’ve worked with all of Suzy …

Cream Butterick Vintage 70’s Pants 4707

These pants started with a trip to Ikea. During my last trip to buy bookshelves for my living room I had to grab this extra large herringbone pattern cotton curtain I found in the clearance section at my local Ikea. I immediately envisioned a pair of 70’s style slacks. This 1977 Vintage Butterick Pattern in …

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 …