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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chai Tee in a feather print

Pattern: Liesl & Co Chai Tee size XS, D cup Armholes enlarged by two inches Fabric used: Riley Blake cotton lycra from The Confident Stitch It’s always interesting to make a pattern in two different fabrics to see how fabric affects fit. I remembered to use my Dutch Label Shop labels. Even if I did […]

Enlarging armholes, Liesl & Co Chai Tee

Chai Tee version two with enlarged armholes, size XS in the D cup and shortened three inches. Chai Tee version 2. Recently, I bought the new release of the Liesl & Co’s  Chai Tee. It’s a knit tee with some style, and I was drawn to the cuffed sleeves, the yoke, and the fact that […]