1915 silk and lace gown Butterick 6190

Well it’s time for the annual school play again! This year we’re staging My Fair Lady. I won’t be in charge of all the costumes this year. Only the costumes for Eliza Doolittle and the maids’ outfits. We wanted to make the costumes historically accurate and the play is set in around 1915. This is […]

Jalie Anne Marie tennis dress V2

For the past year I’ve been playing tennis about three times a week and I really needed more tennis duds, especially with warmer weather approaching. At first I worried about starting a new sport in my mid forties. I’d played a little in my twenties but never passed the beginner stage. But meeting new people […]

Jalie Eleanor pull on jeans

I finally tried making some jeans! The easy kind, that is. The Jalie Eleanor pull on jean. These were really easy to make, thanks to the video tutorial on the Jalie website. I sewed a size R based on my hip size, and did no alterations to the fit besides shaving off one inch at […]

McCall’s 7009 in quilted knit cotton

Sometimes when I’m puttering around town, I go to an old time fabric store in Ventura called Fabric Town. They have a pile of discontinued patterns they sell for three dollars each. I saw McCall’s 7009, and thought is would make a cozy dress for Gigi for winter. I only just finished it last night. […]

Jalie 2212 in Merino wool

This pattern went together perfectly! Jalie 2212 in size small. The directions were very simple yet the included illustrations explained the technique really well. I think I am a new Jalie convert! I used a Merino wool ponte type knit I bought at The Fabric Store in Los Angeles for this half zipup sport sweater […]