Spring Sewing Plans 2021

My garden is in full bloom, the weather is balmy and I’m so ready for some spring sewing! With my ankle injury my winter sewing plans never materialized. I’m taking the time now to plan ahead to when I’ll be able to sew. I have a pretty complete wardrobe so this go around I’m focusing …

Quince Rib Knit 3/4 Sleeve Top

I’m sharing a super simple make today, this rib knit 3/4 sleeve top in Quince from Birch fabrics. This is one of the last makes I photographed from last year…and for some time to come. I ended the year with a bang- fracturing my ankle in not one but 3 places! I rang out the …

White Double Gauze Salsa Blouse

Happy Holidays! I’m back today with another fabulous fall make- and my last post of 2020! Ending the year with a perfect Florida wrap! I always need a light coverup in early fall to winter and this airy fabric is just perfect for our Florida climate. Plus double gauze always feels dreamy. This white organic …

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 …

Blue and White Linen Pinstripe Self-drafted Tailored Shirt

The year is almost over and I have quite a few makes to share! First up is a tailored shirt in a lovely lightweight woven linen blue and white pinstripe. I’ve been working for the last few months to perfect my dress shirt pattern. This one is almost there. I bit more width in the …

Wisteria Linen Vintage Dress Simplicity 4873

I’ve been on a bit of a vintage kick the last few months and this wisteria linen vintage dress, Simplicity 4873, is my latest creation. I bought this lovely wisteria colored purple linen from Blackbird fabrics and it was a bit darker then I had envisioned. If you saw my earlier post you’ll see I …

Self Drafted V Neck Darted Tank

I’ve been experimenting with shapes as I work to draft some interesting tops and this V Neck Tank is my very wearable muslin. I just love interesting darts and after taking Suzy Furrer’s Craftsy class I’ve been really inspired. This blouse has long french darts in the front and neck darts in the back that …