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 […]

LouLouxe skirt and tank for tennis

 Tennis season has started again! My weekday team has a uniform of black, white, and turquoise. The captain chooses a line of tennis clothes, and then we can go onto Tenniswarehouse.com to buy the pieces we like. I never did get around to buying the uniform last spring, but I did buy some Supplex in […]

Lullaby Layette

My husband’s niece just had her second baby. That makes me a great auntie times two! So what types of things do great aunties do for great nephews and nieces? Make great little outfits, of course!  This Lullaby Layette is in double gauze and the bodysuit is made from cotton lycra knit. The Lullaby Layette […]