Sew Simple 1636 in a silk print

I made another version of Sew Simple 1636, the two dollar pattern I bought at Wal Mart. This one is in a pretty silk print from The Fabric Store. This version I thinned down a couple inches from my last version, made in an Indian printed cotton voile. I also finished the armholes in bias […]

Cotton knit Ikat sundress

    This is the first version I made from Simplicity 1358. I made it straight out of the envelope in view C, size 10 with no alterations, except for that I cut the back in two pieces and tapered in the waist to give more shape, instead of cutting it on the fold. I […]

Faux Missoni fabric sundress In Baja

  I thought I’d share my little sundress I made from some Missoni style knit bought downtown a few years ago at Micheal Levine, which I wore at the crack of dawn on our last day is San Felipe, Baja. I dragged my mom down to the beach from our rental to take these photos. […]

My new favorite woven tank

That tank top pattern , Simplicity 1589, I bought at Wal Mart is turning into my favorite summer sew! I made two more of these woven tanks with cutout backs already! This version I sewed from some upcycled silk galaxy fabric from Isabelle’s now unworn high low dress I made her a couple of years […]

Butterick 4827 Medieval gown in silk

Presenting Queen Theodolinda, Queen of The Lombards Wearing a collaboration between mother and daughter.Hat designed and made by her. The dress was made by me.Pattern: Butterick 4827. A Making History pattern. Fabric: Silk re-purposed from some old curtains in my garage. Underlined with cotton flannel and trimmed with plastic pearl trim sewn into the seams.We […]