Tag: <span>Pattern drafting</span>

Organic French Twill Button Tab Pants

I’m obsessed with this organic cotton french twill! I bought a few yards originally for my 1950’s Beach Jacket and loved it so much I ordered more for these pants, a bra top and shorts. The fabric is a lovely lightweight twill weave in a creamy white which is just perfect for spring. After I fractured my ankle at the beginning of the year my big plan was …

Pattern Drafting- So Many Muslins

I’ve been using all my free time between jobs over the last month to work on pattern drafting. Check out my earlier post on my sloper here. I bought a ton of drafting paper and unbleached cotton muslin so I had plenty of material on hand to work with. I’ve worked with all of Suzy Furrer’s Craftsy courses now and just love them. I bought her book, Building …

Patternmaking: Slopers and Moulage

The past few months I’ve been working behind the scenes to redraft all my sewing slopers. I started a new exercise program this summer and am finally getting back my pre-kids fitness level. Weight loss plus my changing body shape at 43 meant it was time to start from scratch and redo my slopers. I slowly worked through my Craftsy classes with Suzy Furrer (I can’t praise her …

Work Wardrobe: Lantern Sleeve Blouse and Denim Culottes

I think this look is one of my favorites!  I love the simplicity of this white lantern sleeve blouse with the dark denim culottes. Both pieces are such versatile basics.  Perfect for work and for the weekend. I wish I had started sewing pieces like these earlier! The denim culottes are my second version of my pattern hack/mashup of B5504 by Connie Crawford and By Hand London’s Holly Pant.  I did everything …

Work Wardrobe: Sewing Plans

I’m so excited to finally share with you all my Work Wardrobe Sewing Plans! Going back to work after 8 years at home has been a bit of an adjustment. Especially finding clothes to wear to work. My handmade wardrobe was so eclectic/hippy/artsy momma. Nothing was really work appropriate!  I’m starting from scratch here. My visual merchandising position at Club Monaco calls for an elevated casual look. Neutral tones and simple silhouettes with feminine details.  It …

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