2016: The Year In Sewing

the family photo 2016

Every year I make an end of the year sewing post on this blog. Some years I’ve been amazed at the sheer amount of things I sewed. This past year was definitely not like that. While I did sew quite a bit, it was nowhere near past years outputs. We spent the better part of […]

A little bias-ed dress McCall’s 7116


This week’s project is another entry into the Pattern Review sewing Bee. This week’s round two project was to make a bias cut garment and McCall’s 7116 fit the bill! I added a little flounce to the bottom of view C for some adding flare. Read my review copied from the site for more info […]

Another tennis dress : Jalie Anne Marie


When I decided to get into tennis by joining a city run evening class, I would have never thought I’d stick with it for almost two years and join a women’s USTA league. I may only be playing at the 3.o level, the beginning level for competitive tournaments, but I’m totally excited and also a […]

McCall’s 7386


I loved the look of the skirt on the model of the recent release from the McCall’s Learn To Sew For Fun pattern line, M7386. I like maxi skirts and dresses but don’t wear the ones I have very often, so I decided to make the shorter view of the skirt, view C. Maybe all […]

A new TNT pattern! McCall’s 7313


Easy, fast, and a cute basic summer dress. I found it! McCall’s 7313 is a Learn To Sew For Fun pattern, but don’t let that keep you more experienced seamstresses from trying it. It’s well drafted. Sometimes simple and easy is just what the doctor ordered. Making simple knits is what I’m all about lately. […]

Palm leaf swimsuit: Butterick 4526


It was about time I made myself a basic swimsuit. After making Gigi’s suit recently, I was in a bathing suit making mood. This suit is wearable but it’s really a working muslin, since it needs some tweaks to the fit next time. I used an interesting panel print I found downtown and lined it […]

McCall’s 6754 Floral fit and flare


Hello! So this is my second version of McCall’s 6754. I’ve made some changes to the pattern to make it more user friendly. While I loved all the interesting seams, I did feel like the design was specific to using with a striped knit, as you can see in the pattern photo below. All those […]