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
Oh, Kwik Sew 3720! Why were you made with enough ease to hide a baby elephant under my shirt? Seriously! What is up with these arms?!? I cut a small. I mean, I realize that this shirt runs in the comfy range, but I'm going to have to go back and trim this down to… Continue reading Kwik Sew 3720
This is an older pattern, I think. I know I used it a few years ago (wow, almost 4 years ago, now!) when my sister was pregnant with Maddie. I love this pattern for maternity–it looks good in solids, patterns, or a mix of both. There are various sleeve options and an included band, which… Continue reading New Look 6780
My sister let me take a ton of pictures of her wearing all the maternity tops I made this fall. Poor thing–she’s having the baby tomorrow and she still changed in and out of all these outfits! So sweet. Anyway, here is my favorite–the autumn roses Simplicity top. The only bummer is that it fits… Continue reading New Pics!
I really like BR’s clothes–they are classy, usually well made, and generally fit me pretty well. Wearing their clothes, though–especially the dresses or suits–always makes me a little nervous because I’m convinced I’ll show up at an event and two other women will be wearing the exact same thing. Normally that wouldn’t matter, but since… Continue reading Knocking Off Banana Republic
I’m just going to admit up front that this fabric seems like something both my grandmothers would love. And I bought two yards of it. Twice. That’s right–I liked it so much, I went back and bought more. I’ve never bought fabric with roses on it. Or with red. Firsts all around! For a poly… Continue reading Autumn Roses: Simplicity 3956
Sadly, I made this shirt so long ago that I don’t even really remember which pattern I used. I’m pretty sure that at least part of it is the back and bottom of New Look 6669. I’m pretty sure I also used the sleeves, come to think of it. But the crossover bodice is from… Continue reading Optic Blossom Shirt