Category: <span>Patternmaking</span>

Havana Stripe Knit Dress- Greece Travel Wardrobe

Another beautiful make from our recent family vacation in Greece. Photographed just outside of Lindos I’m wearing a self drafted Havana Stripe Knit Dress in the softest modal jersey. Images courtesy of Burton Photography.

French Blue Knit Pants & Tank- Greece Travel Wardrobe

Quick post showing my two piece french blue knit pants and tank top worn with a beautiful silk scarf from the Acropolis Museum in Athens Greece. Part of my handmade wardrobe for our vacation to Greece in September. Fabric from Marcy Tilton. Pattern is self drafted. Plus some English Paper Piecing I brought on our trip featuring Katarina Roccella’s Eclectic Intuition Collection.

Travel Planning- Greece

It’s almost time for our big family vacation to Greece! Read on to find out everything I’m sewing for my travel capsule wardrobe and my packing plans for this trip of a lifetime!

Lounge Tees

I love making beautiful clothes, but sometimes what you really need are just super simple basics. These two tees are are perfect lounge tees but are also nice enough to be worn to work. Both are based off a ready to wear T-shirt I had ages ago and have been adapted over time. You can see my earlier version I made way back in 2017 for our family …

White Mandy Tee and Seaglass Tulip Pant

This look is all about the pants! I’ve been dreaming about creating a tulip shaped draped pant that would look like a wrap but is actually seamed in place for easy wear. I drafted out the design on paper and then draped it to get the fit exactly how I was envisioning it. The fabric, in this gorgeous seaglass color, is the star of the show. It has …

Refashioned Dress Shirt One Seam Blouse

I made this blouse last year, took pictures, and then completely forgot to share it! This is my first draft of a new pattern, my one seam blouse, I drafted up with my sloper. I was playing around making a top with only one seam cut on the fold at center back. Below you’ll see a graphic which shows how I drafted this design. Easy to recreate if …

Breton Stripe Knit Wrap Jacket

I love a good Breton stripe and this one is a gorgeous shade of delft blue and super cozy. I was originally planning on making this into a tee but I love loops on the wrong side of the fabric and wanted to be able to show them off. I used Suzy Furrer’s Craftsy Class – Designing Your Wardrobe- Drafting Tops- to make this up. It’s the last …

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