First off, happy new year to everyone! I have some catch up to do, because I was mostly sewing and not thinking about much else and not reading many other blogs, either, so it seems I have quite a lot of catching up to do everywhere. I’ve been off work since the 19th and sewing … More Handmade Christmas
After my Parisian top cardigan hack (say that five times fast!), I knew I wanted to try out the pattern as it was drafted. I loved the style of it as a top, but found it didn’t translate well to a cardigan in spite of the other version that inspired it at Lemon Squeezy Home. … More Dotty Parisian Top
November 28/29, I took a beginner bra making course at Bra Maker’s Supply in Hamilton, ON, Canada. If you ever have an opportunity to take a class there or anywhere with Beverly Johnson, I suggest that you take it! Beverly Johnson is called the Fairy Bra Mother and she is definitely that. She fits bras so … More Beginner Bra Making Workshop at the Bra Maker’s Supply in Hamilton, ON
I’ve been hard at work sewing lately and instagramming the #bpsewvember photo-a-day challenge. Phew. Busy, busy. First up is a skirt I made in about an hour for my halloween costume. A black circle skirt for a skeleton costume. You can’t really see it there, but I made some pretty horrid mistakes when I put … More Cardigans and Skirts, Oh my!
When Erin announced the Cat Lady Sewing Challenge over at Miss Crayola Creepy, I was pretty jazzed about it. I starting looking up cat prints and scouring the interwebs for ideas. I found this lovely print, which I had lusted after in the past: The Kitty Chronicle print was available on etsy through Custom Creations, … More Kitty Chronicle
Fittingly, I found the Burda Faux Wrap Dress through a link on the Curvy Sewing Collective’s facebook page. And I sewed it up for the CSC Wrapalong and as part of my FESA 2014 sewing plans (a fabulous frock, indeed!) I’m pleased with the result. In the middle of summer, I would probably see the dress … More Burda Faux Wrap Tunic Dress
Muse Patterns created by the amazing Kat from Modern Vintage Cupcakes just released their second pattern today! It’s the Gillian wrap dress! I had the wonderful opportunity to test the pattern in the past week and a bit. I received the pattern for free, but all my opinions and glee are my own. The pattern … More Welcome to the Gillian Dress from Muse Patterns!! And a giveaway!
Along with fall starting, I got a lovely cold/flu thing and have been existing on the couch or next to the stove as I wait for my tea. I have a trail of kleenex and bottles of cold fx everywhere between the couch and the kitchen. This is the current state of me: I sip … More Fall Moneta
Oh how I love circle skirts. I’ve made the Pavlova skirt and refashioned a UFO into a circle skirt recently. I haven’t been wearing skirts over the past couple of years, but since making the Pavlova, I’ve caught a bug for high-waisted circle skirts. This one is a wrap skirt that I upcycled from my first … More Upcycled: Circle Skirt Mania
Remember this UFO? Well, it’s a UFO no more! The colours in the skirt are closer to the first pic. Low light and my camera settings seems to have coloured everything a little blue. But wait, Andie, the top one was a dress and this is a skirt, what genius is this? I can’t take … More UFOs, Costume, and Cat Lady stuff