Turia Dungarees - image from http://www.paulinealicepatterns.com You know, I think dungarees are so much fun, don't you agree? And contrary to popular belief, I don't think they're exclusive for little girls. Adults can have fun too, surely? I always love dungarees, I remember I had a favourite pair back in high school that I wore … Continue reading Turia Dungarees – Pauline Alice | Pattern Review
When Helen first announced this pattern, I went ahead and bought it straight away, even though I knew I had to wait until June to start working on it. I was so excited as I really love pinafores. The design is pretty simple, but oh so versatile, the ideal layering piece to me. What is … Continue reading York Pinafore | Helen’s Closet | Pattern Review
You know, I've been seeing lots of culottes lately that I actually had culotte-envy. So I started planning and sketching out my ideas for sewing my own - I was dreaming about a whole outfit actually; cami top with culottes, cute flats, and Summer breeze... lovely! I found an image on John Lewis magazine that … Continue reading Sew Over It – Ultimate Culottes | Tilly and the Buttons – Marigold
Pattern : https://helenscloset.ca/product/blackwood-cardigan-pdf-pattern/ Notions : Thread - used less than 1 reel of Gütermann Sew All 100m Grossgrain ribbon to stabilise the shoulders Baking paper for neater stitches (I used domestic sewing machine) I’ve been trying to write this post for a while, I finished the project in March, but I kept thinking, what can … Continue reading Blackwood Cardigan | Helen’s Closet
Project started : March 5th 2018 Finished : March 22nd 2018 Version made : B (with cap sleeves and bow detail at the back waist) Fabric 2.6m of quilting cotton 110cm wide Notions 3 Gütermann Sew All 100m - used about 2.5 spools 1m fusible interfacing 1m bias tape, 12mm wide (the pattern doesn't tell … Continue reading Bleuet dress – Deer and Doe | Pattern review
Yaaay guys, I finally got my paws on Tilly's new book Stretch and at last made a garment from one of the patterns offered in the book. I decided pretty much when she first teased us with a glimpse of the cover that I wanted to make the garment she was wearing. At the time … Continue reading Stretch! by Tilly and the Buttons | Book Review | Joni Dress
Cleo pinafore and my new-to-me technique for edge and top stitching.
Pros: Very quick to make. No interfacing. Yoke is lined, giving you a very clean finish on the inside. Nice neckline detail with bias binding, providing option for contrasting neckline. Clear instruction, albeit short and sweet, or shall I say effective? Cons: The pattern is nested, but the lines are not varied in any … Continue reading Merchant And Mills’ Camber Dress Pattern Review