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 …

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 …

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 …

Lavender Faux Jumpsuit

Back in high school I had the loveliest lavender suit. It was the 90’s so of course it had square shoulders, a cloth belt and wide leg pants. But what really made it fabulous was the color. I hadn’t worn that color in ages but when I was redoing my color palette this year I …

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 …

Drawstring Linen + Viscose Shorts and Navy Tee

Orange and Navy- Two of my very favorite colors! I’ve been planning on sewing up some shorts for quite some time but just couldn’t find a pattern I liked. I drafted this pattern using my pant sloper and so far so good. This is the first very wearable muslin so the pattern still needs a …

Navy Jalie Camisole 3131 and Gradient Waves Knit Skirt

Summer calls for pure comfort and this tank and skirt combo fits the bill perfectly. I love a simple cami with an easy pull on skirt. Easy to wear for day and transition into my daily yoga practice at night. The cami is Jalie 3131 which I’ve made 3 of at this point. It’s a …