Closet Case – Kalle Dress

I told you I’d make another Kalle! After my first go at the pattern – the shirt version made in a size 8 – I immediately decided to take another run at it. This time, I sized down to a 6 and made the dress version with pop-over placket and…

Closet Case – Kalle Shirt

I’ve decided to replace one item on my Make Nine list – the skirt. After making five pairs of high-waisted jeans so far this year, I’m not really in any need of more bottoms. What I need it tops. I also wanted a pattern that I felt I could modify…

Closet Case – Kelly Anorak

I got rolling on this year’s make nine and haven’t wanted to stop. After the success of my Ginger Jeans, I took a quick break to make a free-form sweatshirt project and then jumped right back in with the other Closet Case pattern on my list. The Closet Case Kelly…

Closet Case – Fiona Dress

I’ve finished my very first Closet Case Patterns garment! Yay! I don’t know why I waited so long and I didn’t start on the easiest one but here it is… my Fiona dress. This make started out great. The PDF pattern was the easiest and clearest I’ve ever worked with…

A me-made wedding

We did it. We got married. And we didn’t buy a thing to wear… unless you count fabric. G already owned his suit, shirt and shoes. I made him a custom tie and pocket square out of quilting cotton to match my dress and that’s all he needed. My dress…

Megan Nielsen – Flint Pants

After my first pair of Ninni culottes, and how often I have been wearing them, I needed more wide-leg pants in my life. Enter the Megan Nielsen Flint Pants. I’ve seen these on Instagram for a while but their volume scared me away from trying them. Then I made the…

Orageuse – Londres Trench

It got cold this month and I realized last week that I didn’t have a coat that would work with my wedding dress if I ended up needing one. Everything is done for our wedding. We are fully prepared. So of course I decided the weekend before to make myself…

Named Ninni Culottes – Version #1

I don’t wear pants much anymore. My favourite are skinny jeans but they hurt my knees (because of my chronic injury) when I sit so I’ve stopped wearing them. Wide leg pants won’t put pressure on my knee caps but I’ve always thought that I’m too short to wear them…

Makes during Me Made May

I haven’t been sewing much this month because it’s Me Made May and I’ve been busy taking photos and documenting my outfits on Instagram (learn more on Instagram #MMMay18). That’s not to say I haven’t been sewing anything though! Here are a few recent makes: I made a second French…

French Navy – Orla Dress #1

I’ve seen so many gorgeous Orla dresses on Instagram but I wasn’t sure it was a good style for me. Then I found out the pattern (by French Navy) was free decided it was worth giving it a try. I was a bit worried about the length of the bodice,…

Tessuti – Lois Dress #2

Immediately after I made my first Tessuti Lois Dress back in January , I made plans to try it again. I loved the fit of the top of this beautiful, simple dress but the hips ended up far to large on me. This isn’t surprising since I am very much…

Colette Penny Shirt Dress

I put the Colette Penny shirt dress into my 2018 “make nine” because I wanted to force myself to make it. I knew I might back out otherwise. I’ve been leery of shirt dresses since I tried a few in my 20’s and found them very unflattering on my figure.…

Tessuti – Lois dress toile

One of my #makenine2018 is the Tessuti Fabrics Lois dress. I fell in love with the deep V-neck line on this dress. Empire waists aren’t usually my thing but this one sits flat across the stomach and also tucks in nicely at the small of the back making it quite…

Alice and Ann Kendra Dress #1

Before I start, a quick disclaimer: this blog post will contain too many exclamation marks because I LOVE THIS DRESS SO MUCH!!! I am numbering all of my blog posts recently and it is so nice to be finding patterns that I really love. This one, the Alice and Ann…

Megan Nielsen Sudley Blouse

It was love at first site for me for both this pattern and this fabric. The pattern is the Megan Nielsen Sudley Blouse and the fabric is a viscose poplin from Blackbird Fabrics. Neither are winter appropriate and I really should be focusing on my holiday sewing but, as I said,…

Seamwork Mesa #1

When I title a blog post with the #1 at the end, it means I’ve found a pattern I like. I have had Seamwork Mesa in my pattern stash for a while and I decided to give it a try with a black ponti di roma remnant from Fabricland. I made two…

Vogue 1537 Cocktail Dress

When I found out that I was going to San Fransisco for a Christmas Party this year, I knew a new dress was definitely going to be needed. I’ve been focussing more on practical makes and, with the exception of my lovely summer party dress, my closet is rather lacking…

Seamwork Camden

A cape coat is something I’ve wanted to make for a couple of years. I’ve had the Camden pattern for a few months but I knew I couldn’t have a cape coat that didn’t have pockets and I was daunted to start because I knew I was going to have…

Sew Over It – Heather Dress

When I found a beautiful piece of heavy, rich, cranberry, 4-way-stretch ponte at Value Village this summer, I knew I needed a cosy and comfortable fall dress pattern for it. Enter the Sew Over It Heather Dress. Fitted but not tight; large built-in pockets; it looked like the perfect fall…