Sometimes the fabric tells you the kind of garment it wants to be. When I purchased this ice-dyed linen from the artist behind Saint Atma I just knew it wanted to be a dress. I found her stall and the fabric at Artists and Fleas in Williamsburg, NYC at the tail end of summer and brought it back to … More Finished: A Summertime Linen Dress
My love of creating is back. 2016 marked an intentional shift in how I approached my sewing and knitting queue, namely prioritizing everyday apparel over my costumes. I felt exuberance, joy, and peace of mind with fabric and thread in hand. I finished four knitted projects this year and I sewed eight garments. Here are my Top … More Top 5 Hits of 2016
Wren, a knit dress by Colette Patterns, has been available for purchase for about a year. In fact I purchased and downloaded the pdf pattern on October 26, 2015. So let’s pretend that I planned this post to celebrate the pattern’s 1-year anniversary, instead of focusing on the fact that my to-sew list is about a … More Wren Knit Dress by Colette Patterns
The time has come. I am finally making my Colette Wren Dress. This dress immediately went on my “to-sew” list when it was announced. The style matched what the Wardrobe Architect was telling me about my personal clothing preferences. But it quickly got buried in an ever-growing pile of sewing wishes and life circumstances. Now that … More To Sleeve or Not To Sleeve?