Swiss Dot Flounce Blouse Version 2.0

I’m back again today with my newest version 2.0 of my Swiss Dot Blouse. If you missed my last post go back to see the original version of this blouse! I love this blouse with this new flounce sleeve. Perfect for summer and easy to wear. This was a very easy refashion once I removed the original sleeves. I had plenty of fabric to work with with the …

Entredeux Insertion Linen Tank

If you saw last weeks blog post this top will look very familiar! Here is my Lace Insertion Linen Entredeux Tank. I used a self drafted pattern that has just one seam at Center Front and then drew on my style lines. You could do something similar with any simple pattern. My original pattern had french darts but I just ignored them and drew on a traced out …

Natural Dyeing: Lac

This past weekend the weather was perfect, sunny and breezy, so I broke out the dye pot and did some fun natural dyeing! I had a bunch of pieces waiting for the dye pot that I had planned on dyeing back over the winter holidays. Unfortunately that all got put on hold with my injury. Now that I’m back to almost normal I’m excited to get back to …

Fall 2020 Wardrobe Plans

I’m back with my wardrobe sewing plans for the fall! We’re a week in and the humidity and temps have dropped ever so slightly here in Florida. I cleaned up my sewing space and refreshed my closet to get ready. This year my plans are very loose. I have a fully handmade wardrobe at this point and really don’t have any gaps. My main focus will be slowly …

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 ease. I used this gorgeous slub texture linen blend in sea glass from …

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 up across the front, back and pockets. The tank is a happy accident. …

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 better time to make a house-gown then when you’re stuck at home! This …