Light Denim Rosari and another Chai

Since last season, I’ve been wanting to make a 70’s inspired front button denim skirt. I never did get around to drafting my own pattern, and I saw the Pauline Alice Rosari skirt which had lots of cute options and great reviews So I bought the instant download. There is definitely something top be said […]

Chai Tee in a feather print

Pattern: Liesl & Co Chai Tee size XS, D cup Armholes enlarged by two inches Fabric used: Riley Blake cotton lycra from The Confident Stitch It’s always interesting to make a pattern in two different fabrics to see how fabric affects fit. I remembered to use my Dutch Label Shop labels. Even if I did […]

Enlarging armholes, Liesl & Co Chai Tee

Chai Tee version two with enlarged armholes, size XS in the D cup and shortened three inches. Chai Tee version 2. Recently, I bought the new release of the Liesl & Co’s  Chai Tee. It’s a knit tee with some style, and I was drawn to the cuffed sleeves, the yoke, and the fact that […]

Comic strip print Jalie Cora running shorts and tank

The nice thing about Jalie patterns is because they come in so many sizes I can try them out for my kids first. That way I can make the inevitable mistakes on their clothes, not mine! Stuff looks cute on an eight year old, even when it’s not perfect. Making the shorts was surprisingly easy […]

Another go at Butterick 6464

Last time I made Lisette for Butterick’s 6464 halter top straight out of the envelope, and it was really short! For this version I added three inches to the pattern to the size 12 I made an FBA to last time. I also forgot to cut the front in two pieces and cut it on […]

Oktoberfest Crop Top

This was  fun project because it involved teaching my older daughter a bit of pattern drafting and sewing. She wanted a cropped peasant blouse inspired by a little vintage German style folk dress she loves wearing but which is falling apart. I was having a hard time figuring out what she wanted, so I asked […]

Simplicity 8216 An eighties style pussy bow midi dress

For this week’s project, I made a below knee length rayon floral dress. I’ve been eyeing midi length eighties retro style dresses with neck ties lately, mostly in dark florals for fall, and I wanted to make one. But I wasn’t sure if I could pull off such a conservative style. The fabric is a […]