Sewing Basics: Jalie Dolman Tees and Vanessa Pants

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my Bloglovin’ feed. Thanks for visiting!So this year I’m on board with Goodbye Valentino’s RTW clothing fast! I vowed to not buy any ready to wear clothing all year. Being sick in bed for the past two weeks, I realized I had only one pair […]

McCalls 7547: Checkered twill overalls A UNIF knockoff

Lily’s handmade overalls. McCall’s 7547 in Fabric from Fabric.com Total cost : around 27$ Pattern 2$ on sale at Joann Fabric Checked fabric twill around 22$ , including shipping from Fabric.com Overalls  buckles from Wawak approximately 3$ Lily wanted a pair of UNIF overalls for Christmas. A. UNIF is a clothing line heavily influenced by […]

Dad’s blog photos

Today I want to share my dad’s pictures here on the blog. My dad Fred has been a big part of this blog. When I had a project I made for myself I wanted to share, I would sometimes ask for my dad’s help. My dad and I would get together and hunt around town for […]

The American Duchess Guide To 18th Century Dressmaking: A Book review

When I was contacted by the Page Street Publishing Company to review a copy of The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking, by Lauren Stowall and Abby Cox, I was excited! The American Duchess Guide To 18th Century Dressmaking demystifies the sewing techniques used in 18th Century fashion so even a beginner can get […]

Sherpa lined moto sweater jacket Lisette B6169

Well, hello! Today’s project is a sweater knit jacket with a moto zip that I lined with a cozy sherpa fabric. I used Lisette for Butterick 6169 ,and a lovely blue wool sweater knit backed with fleece from The Confident Stitch. I used a sherpa knit fabric bought in downtown LA to line the inside and […]

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 […]