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 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 […]