Pauline Alice – Ayora Vest

If you arrived here from my Instagram, you’ll already know that I was compelled from somewhere and I know not where to make something wearable from my copious linen scraps. Finding these five colours sealed the deal and the Pauline Alice Ayora Jacket seemed a good fit for what I…

Three Pairs of Landers

The latter half of this summer, in part because a return to in-person office work appeared to be fast approaching (since which time everything was delayed, again), and in other part because my previous pairs are both too small, I made three pairs of True Bias Lander Pants. Making so…

Closet Core – Sienna Maker Jacket

I’ve been toying with the idea of making a light coloured cropped denim jacket for a few years. I wanted a little more modern style than a traditional jean jacket. It was the back button placket on the Sienna Maker Jacket from Closet Core Patterns that sold me. I saw…

True Bias – Rory Jumpsuit

This project has been in the back of my mind for over a year. My mother in law made a beautiful Rory (then Yari) jumpsuit in a natural linen and it got me thinking about making my own. I knew it would be a challenging project to tackle though because…

Shoe Making #2

Well, I’ve made another pair. This turn of events is hardly a surprise so let’s get right into what I learned this time around. I was trying for a few things on this pair: Mary Jane style with a closed toe and sandal back to wear with bare feet or…

Draped Bull Denim Jumpsuit

Late last summer, I had a sudden desire for a white bull denim jumpsuit with a fitted bodice and wide leg pants. It came out of nowhere (that I was aware of) but I didn’t have room in my schedule to make it. I wanted it so intensely that I…

Shoe Making: First Attempt

I didn’t start 2021 planning on getting into shoe making. I planned to make sandals and then I saw the I Can Make Shoes online course (which my husband generously gifted me for my birthday) and have been obsessed ever since. I knew going in that my first pair was…

Sandal Making #3

Read about my previous attempts at sandal making in my Astrid Sandals version one and Astrid Sandals version two posts. For my third pair of hand made sandals, I wanted to branch out from a purchased pattern and create my own using elements learned from both The Shoe Camaraderie and…

2021 Underwear Refresh

Let me start by saying, I dislike making underwear. It’s fiddly and slippery and I just don’t enjoy it. So I don’t. Then two years go by and my few bras as threadbare and too small and my underwear is falling apart from too much wear… and I have no…

My first draped project

One of the skills I want to develop this year is draping. I purchased a new dress form last year for this purpose. It’s not a perfect fit but I’ve padded it out close enough that I think I’ll be able to use it. This first project – a plaid,…

Workout Set – Take 2

When I made my first workout set at the beginning of 2020, I was a different. Since then there’s been a pandemic and I’ve been making different choice on fit and style. Each of the three pieces in my original set had fit issues and the colours and fabrics I…

Itch to Stitch – Oia Dress

Back when I made plans for this dress in late 2019, I still went in to an office to work every day and had no idea that might one day soon change. Well, things did change. I now work from home and find myself wearing leggings almost every day, and…

Make Nine 2021

My 2020 Make Nine list was intended to help me slow down, make less, and be more intentional about my making. But then a pandemic happened and I stopped leaving my house and I ended up making 50 different garments and projects for myself and others, plus a quilt and…

Petite Knit – Stockholm Sweater

When I made my navy blue Penny Dress, I’d always intended to transition it to fall with a coordinating sweater – and I knew which sweater I wanted (even though I was still mid-way through my husband’s now-finished but as-yet-unblogged Little Wave Cardigan… I’ll get it up eventually, I promise).…

Grainline Archer – 2 Versions

Now that I work from home and will be for the long-term, I’ve noticed a lack of comfortable, professional tops in my wardrobe that look good on webcam. V-neck blouses don’t work when you only show from the clavicles up and all my button down Kalles with grown-on sleeves make…

White Linen Closet Core Kalle Shirt

My new wide-leg Closet Case Ginger Jeans (newly renamed Closet Core) were destined to be paired with a white linen Kalle Shirt from the first moment they popped into my mind. I’ve never had a linen button up shirt before, never mind a white one, so I’m not sure where…

Wide Leg Ginger Jeans #2

Since nailing the fit of my skinny Ginger Jeans and then modifying to an even better fitting wide leg version earlier this year, I’ve officially lost all fear, trepidation, or hesitancy around making jeans. So when I decided I needed some light-wash, wide leg jeans for our cooler-than-usual summer weather,…

A Tale of Two Pennys

Since making my Intrepid Boiler Suit and Len Coveralls this year, I’ve decided I really love the collared shirt look without having to tuck said shirt into pants or a skirt. But what’s easier to take on and off than a collared jumpsuit? Why a collared dress of course! I…

French Poetry – Lune Dress

Sometimes my sewing plans veer way off course and I decide on a whim that I must make something I’d never thought of before. Usually, I prefer to consider my wardrobe needs and choose my makes to fill gaps. This dress fills no gaps. I just had to make it.…

Sugardale – Len Coveralls

UPDATE (January 22, 2021) – It looks like the Sugardale site is back and this pattern is available again. Thank you Gina for letting me know in the comments! I’m not sure how I found Sugardale on Instagram, but sometime in April I stumbled across Trista’s feed and was instantly…