Another go at Butterick 6464

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my Bloglovin’ feed. Thanks for visiting! Last time I made Lisette for Butterick’s 6464 halter top straight out of the envelope, and it was really short! For this version I added three inches to the pattern to the size 12 I made an FBA to […]

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 […]

Simplicity 8216 An eighties style pussy bow midi dress

For this week’s project, I made a below knee length rayon floral dress. I’ve been eyeing midi length eighties retro style dresses with neck ties lately, mostly in dark florals for fall, and I wanted to make one. But I wasn’t sure if I could pull off such a conservative style. The fabric is a […]

LouLouxe skirt and tank for tennis

 Tennis season has started again! My weekday team has a uniform of black, white, and turquoise. The captain chooses a line of tennis clothes, and then we can go onto to buy the pieces we like. I never did get around to buying the uniform last spring, but I did buy some Supplex in […]

Lullaby Layette

My husband’s niece just had her second baby. That makes me a great auntie times two! So what types of things do great aunties do for great nephews and nieces? Make great little outfits, of course!  This Lullaby Layette is in double gauze and the bodysuit is made from cotton lycra knit. The Lullaby Layette […]

Butterick 6464 short halter top in rayon

Yet another Lisette pattern today! I’ve actually been working on the whole outfit of Lisette for Butterick 6464, and this is only the halter top. But, after making the pencil skirt in a dark brownish black ponte knit, I realized it didn’t really go with this Cotton & Steel Purrfect purple and black rayon from […]

Sponsor Review: The Confident Stitch

It’s no secret that most of my sewing projects on this blog for the past few years have been with fabrics I’ve bought in the downtown Los Angeles fabric district, or the many estate sales I used to go to back when I was hoarding fabric. I have had sponsorships with various fabric companies in […]

A Maritime Breton Tee in Textured Cotton

Back in the late 90’s when we had our little place in Languedoc, France, we used to go to a nearby fishing port called Sete. Being an American, I wasn’t yet familiar with the history of the French Mariniere shirt. I saw many people wearing them, and bought one for each member of our little […]

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 […]