Hello lovely readers, here we are in 2019 already, can you believe it? For the first review of the year, I thought the Jenny Overalls from Closet Case Patterns would be perfect, don't you think? 😉 The pattern. The Jenny is inspired by the workwear of the 40s. I love the style, the wide legs, … Continue reading Jenny Overalls – Closet Case Patterns | Pattern Review
Firstly, apologies for not posting last Saturday, I've been under the weather the past two weeks, but last week was the worst as I hurt my back so bad that I could hardly sit and stand up. I'm still not 100% yet, but getting there. 🙂 So, a while ago I reviewed Tilly's second book … Continue reading Stretch! by Tilly Walnes | Freya Sweater and Dress | Pattern Review
Oh I am so happy to say that I finished my Hinterland dress for the #hinterlandsewoff on schedule, yay! When Sara announced the sew-off I was actually on the verge of losing my sewjo, that usually happens to me after an involved project - this time it was the making of my Clementine. I needed … Continue reading Hinterland Dress – Sew Liberated | Pattern Review |#hinterlandsewoff
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
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