March 26, 2011

The wheatgrass blouse. With topstitching. Another Simplicity 2601.

Welcome back flood repellant manatees. It’s about two degrees above zero here in the frozen land of Minneapolis. Spring is not likely to ever show up. […]
February 4, 2011

Simplicity 2601… cherries and checks!

It’s done! After slogging through my pattern adjustments on Simplicity 2601 (see my first round of alterations here), I managed to get a wearable shirt! The […]
January 28, 2011

Simplicity 2601. An FBA on a gathered bust, doing the pivot and slide and is checkiness a word?

Hello kittens! I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this… but a week or two ago I bought a lovely (funky? kindergarten child-like?) piece of green 21-wale […]
September 8, 2010

The Lady Grey Sewalong! Fabric choosen

Gertie at Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing is hosting a Sewalong this month for the Lady Grey coat from Colette patterns. I’ve lusted over this coat a little in […]
September 8, 2010

Self-Stitched September Day 7. Starting to see what it’s all about

Here is my Day Seven outfit… It looks like I’m holding a cigarette in my right hand! Does it make me look cooler? I spent the […]
September 4, 2010

Self-Stitched September – Day 4… my first trousers!

Spurred on by my increasingly obvious need for more casual clothing, I went shopping yesterday and picked up a couple of pieces of corduroy for the […]
September 2, 2010

Self Stitched September Day 1 – the wheels are coming off the bus

Well! Self-stitched September started off with a bang! I actually spent a majority of my day in what could be loosely termed as ‘refashioned’ clothes – alas, […]
August 24, 2010

The final pants muslin. Fashion fabric cleared for cutting.

One more muslin and a few more changes and I think I’m ready to start on my first real trousers not made from bedsheets! Here’s the […]
August 23, 2010

The second pants muslin – amazing what an eighth of an inch can do!

I finished the second muslin for my trousers yesterday – it was actually the FIRST muslin of Simplicity 2562, after having tried out Butterick 5221. I’ve […]
August 22, 2010

I really, really don’t want to do this… making my first pair of pants…

OK. This is the part of the fall wardrobe I’ve been dreading. Pants. I’ve tried making pants and shorts a few times and haven’t come up […]