Oh, McCall's 7127! I want to like you so much! So do lots of other people apparently! This pattern came out a few years ago, and I finally bought it during a Jo-Ann's pattern sale. It wasn't on my “immediately buy” list, but it was a pattern I kept coming back to, so I finally… Continue reading Awkward McCall’s 7127
A while back I came across these layered tanks from Anthropologie and kind of fell in love: super simple shape, easy to wear and make, and yet the style allows for mixing different fabrics in a really fun way. I made a knock-off, but I just used stash fabrics as a muslin and the quilting… Continue reading Anthropologie Knock-off Layered Tank
Well, I finally finished up some fancy, non-muslin versions of McCall's 7119, which I had previously tested out thinking it would be a great choice for all the upcoming weddings I'm going to this fall. To be clear, I still really like this dress pattern. It's easy to make (no zippers!) and relatively easy to… Continue reading McCall’s 7119, or Why Wrap Dresses Are Deceptively Bad Choices for Weddings
For a while now I've wanted some woven scoop neck tops that I can wear in the summer–just something simple and easy to make (without all the fuss of a full collar). I also wanted them to have a button placket, just to keep it interesting, since I have way too many buttons in my… Continue reading Scoop neck tops
I really love Sewaholic patterns (and I'm really curious to see what the new owners will do with the pattern line), and I especially love the Granville pattern. I've made a few versions of it (unblogged), and it is one of my favorite tops to throw on for either work or casual outings. Over the… Continue reading Granville/Oakridge Popover Hack
This summer Joe and I spent most of July travelling to hot places: Lake Couer d'Alene in Idaho, Phoenix, AZ, and Springfield, MA. For our trip to Phoenix, especially, I basically just wanted to wear my bathing suit, but as some clothing was required (on the plane, at least), I ended up making a few… Continue reading Tank-a-palooza!
Years ago, back when Joe and I were young and in grad school, a bunch of our friends and family members got married. They had a tendency to do this all in batches, so there was about a three year stretch where we went to something like ten weddings. Five them, as I recall, took… Continue reading A Plethora of Weddings