Tag: <span>Craftsy</span>

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 …

Betty Jackson Hooded Pullover – Vogue 2620

I lucked out and it got chilly this morning(54 degrees F) so I was able to take some pics of my newest make- and my last make of winter- Vogue Designer Originals 2620 Betsy Jackson Hooded Pullover! On my birthday I told my husband what I really needed for winter was a cozy house sweater like the one I had when we were first married. He told me …

Lace Insertion Techniques

Sewing tutorial on using lace insertion techniques for the apparel sewist using your sewing machine.

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 body and shoulder and it will be spot on. I really like that …

Striped Surplice Wrap Dress

What to do when Fall’s over and you still have a ton of shirting fabric leftover…sew a shirtdress! I bought this lovely bold stripe from Mood ages ago planning to make a dress shirt. It’s way too warm here now to even think about long sleeves so a light summer dress was the way to go. I just drafted this striped surplice wrap dress pattern last month using …

Self Drafted Japanese Lightwash Cropped Denim and Mirage Knitted Tank

I’m super busy this week prepping for Thanksgiving but had to share my newest make: these awesome cropped jeans! I drafted these myself off my redone pant sloper. I knew exactly what I wanted: a high waist, a medium wide leg that falls straight out from the hip, cropped. Minimal details and simple style. These jeans are the first part of my planned winter look (above). I’ll make …

Two Tone Ocean Blue Bikini

Summer is slowly drawing to a close and I’m so excited to share my newest swimwear make, this perfectly fitted two tone ocean blue bikini! I’ve gotten quite a bit better over the last few years at making swimwear and this suit utilizes all the newer techniques I’ve learned. The most helpful bits I learned from Beverly Johnson’s Craftsy Class-Sewing Swimsuits, The Supportive One Piece.  It is a …

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