I really love the Hey June patterns–kind of like Sewaholic, they are my go to patterns for casual clothes that I wear constantly. So, I was pretty excited last year when Hey June released the Halifax hoodie–it's a great casual sweatshirt pattern that can be easily modified with different views so that it doesn't look… Continue reading Hey June Halifax Hack
We had a ridiculously warm May up here in the Puget Sound region–quite a few days that were 80+–which meant that I spent at least a week trawling through Pinterest for tank-tops. Mostly I wear pretty simple scoop neck knit tanks in the summer, but I decided to branch out this year and develop a… Continue reading Anthropologie Layered Tank
After a year of admiring many Southport Dresses, I finally broke down and bought the pattern. I'm not really sure why I waited so long except that I don't often wear dresses, especially sundresses. They always look so lovely on other blogs, laundry commercials, and people who apparently don't get cold. For me, though, our… Continue reading True Bias Southport Dress
My brother and sister-in-law had an adorable baby girl back in December, and since I was able to visit them for a night this week I decided to make my newest little niece a romper. I have a bunch of romper patterns, but I was totally suckered in by the minimalism of Simplicity 8098, specifically… Continue reading Baby Romper!
Joe, mugging for this photo shoot. I first came across the Seamster patterns forever ago and the Avocado hoodie has been on my list for a long time. I don’t even remember who first turned me on to Seamster patterns (in fact, it was so long ago that they used to be called something… Continue reading Seamster Avocado Hoodie in . . . avocado?
Yay, new Vogue patterns! Of the big 4, Vogue produces the only patterns I collect, even if I have no intention of ever making them. Ralph Rucci–absolutely–I'll buy pretty much any of his patterns, even though it's totally not my aesthetic. Remember that gigantic space jacket Guy Laroche pattern Vogue put out a while ago?… Continue reading Vogue Winter/Holiday 2013 Releases
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