Oktoberfest Crop Top

This was  fun project because it involved teaching my older daughter a bit of pattern drafting and sewing. She wanted a cropped peasant blouse inspired by a little vintage German style folk dress she loves wearing but which is falling apart. I was having a hard time figuring out what she wanted, so I asked […]

Gemma tank dress hack

After making three Gemma tanks and finally achieving a good fit, why not use the tank as base for a new dress? A simple throw on summer dress with a fitted waist. I used my size medium D cup tank bodice and extended it to almost knee length. Then I cut it a bit below […]

Making a strapless bodice pattern: part one

I thought it would be interesting to document a project I’m working on from start to finish. I bought some lovely periwinkle blue lace at The Fabric Store recently, and some navy silk lining. Lily wants me to make her a lace dress with a lace overlay for the school dance. I’ve decided to make […]

The Bandito Jacket

Voila my bandito jacket . My first fall piece this year! Since this jacket is such a statement piece, I’m wearing all solids everywhere else.This is me expressing my inner Native American. My mom is almost half Native American. My great, great, grandfather was a pretty bad ass Metis activist in Manitoba, Canada. Apparently he […]