Dusty Rose Micro Rib Knit Ruska Tee

Lately I’ve been trying to add a few new colors to my wardrobe. Some purples, mauves, dark green and red. If you looked through my closet right now its almost all shades of blue, white and a pop of rust/coral. Time to mix it up a bit. So when I saw this micro rib knit …

Spruce Long Sleeve Ruska Tee + #2019MakeNine

I’ve been trying to round out my winter wardrobe with a few more long sleeve tops for our very few cold days here in Florida. Simple designs are what I used to buy in RTW so when I got Named’s Breaking the Pattern for Christmas (thanks Hon!) I knew what was going to get made …

Drape Drape no.16 Dress with Gathered Sleeves

Last month I presented a trunk show/talk on Japanese sewing patterns to my local chapter of ASG (American Sewing Guild) . Prepping, I went through my books and picked out a few designs to whip up that would showcase some of my favorite designs.  I’m always intrigued by how different Japanese patterns are from American …

Royal Blue Linen Culottes with Button Detail

One of my fav things to sew is pants.  I love being able to make just the style and color I want and being able to perfect the fit.  My cream culottes have been my go to comfort wear this summer so a fall version was in order.  Fall in Florida of course means it’s …

Universal Orlando Vacation Makes!

We’re just back from a whirlwind family reunion vacation at Universal Orlando!  Perfect family trip plus lots of new makes!  Off season- so hardly any waiting in lines, relatively cool weather *for Florida in September* and a roomy Air bnb home to relax in with all the family. The kids were at the prefect age …

V9312 Refashioned Orange + White Stripe Dress

It’s taken a bit longer than usual but I finally got pictures taken of some recent makes! This Refashioned dress is one of my most worn make of the summer. A simple sew using Very Easy Vogue Pattern V9132. I really need more bold prints like this! I got a wonderful selection of material to …

Blush Linen Shape Shape Sleeveless Blouse

I’ve got a very simple make to share with you today. A darted tank in a lovely blush linen,  the Shape Shape Sleeveless Blouse.  This is my second go at this pattern.  I don’t know why it took me so long to make another one. I wear the original white linen version constantly. You can …