Liesl & Co Classic Shirt in voile

Liesl & Co Classic Shirt Size 4D. Cotton voile from Joann’s It’s been a long time since I’ve made a button down shirt! Shirt making requires a lot of patience and a lot of precision sewing, so I took my time and worked only about an hour and a half at each sewing session. After […]

Butterick 6244 in Double Sided Wool

Recently, it’s has gotten very cold here in So Cal. Luckily, I already had a coat pattern, Butterick 6244 by Lisette, and fabric from a project I had shelved due to the all the warm weather we had been having. This simple unlined coat was very easy to sew, and was the perfect choice to […]

Sewing Inspiration Sarah Jessica Parker’s 70’s/80’s Style in Divorce

Style and Sewing Inspiration: Sarah Jessica parker in the HBO series Divorce. Recently I’ve been watching and enjoying the HBO series Divorce, which stars Sarah Jessica Parker as Frances, an unhappily married suburban mom to two who undergoes a midlife crisis, then finds herself in an affair, followed by a divorce from her husband. It’s […]

Do Capsule Wardrobes Kill Your Creativity?

There seems to be a big trend today in sewing ‘capsule wardrobes’ of basic everyday wear. I have never been a planner when it comes to my sewing. Over the years I have collected patterns and random fabrics bought in the downtown LA fabric district or the various estate sales I would go to. I’ve […]

A Flannel Gallery Tunic For My Mom

Cotton Flannel Gallery Tunic. Fabric from JoAnn Pattern is the gallery Tunic by Liesl & Co, size 12 I never got around to making my mom’s Gallery Tunic I had planned on giving her for Christmas until today. Better late than never. The Gallery Tunic was an enjoyable pattern to sew up after my last […]

My ugliest top yet.

Well, I managed to make a top that was really not my style at all. The most ill fitting, unflattering thing I’ve made for awhile! And I actually made a muslin for this. The pattern? McCall’s 7542, a best pattern of the year pick from Pattern Review. Surprisingly, my two biggest fails have been PR […]

The Phantom Thread. A Sewist’s Review

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and starring Daniel day Lewis in what he claims to be his last performance on film, The Phantom thread is part love story, and part portrayal of the obsessions that drive an artistic genius of  the world of post WWII Haute Couture. The Phantom Thread is a feast for the […]

Sewing Basics: Jalie Dolman Tees and Vanessa Pants

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 of wearable pajama pants. A pair of frumpy sweats I made last November. I needed […]

McCalls 7547: Checkered twill overalls A UNIF knockoff

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