Hawthorn muslin

This is the muslin for Hawthorn, and it fits really well without any modifications! I’m surprised since I had to do just about every modification ever to the laurel pattern! So I’m gonna go ahead and cut into my mood fabric and just pray my button holes goes smoother than on my muslin! Check outContinue reading “Hawthorn muslin”

Day One: ♪ Beverly Hills, That’s Where I Want To Be… ♪

I just took a well needed vacation on the opposite coast. My parents are looking to downsize and are considering building a modern pre-fab home. When they heard about the Dwell On Design conference they figured it be a good way to size up some of the many builders and options before they embark onContinue reading “Day One: ♪ Beverly Hills, That’s Where I Want To Be… ♪”

I buy expensive suits, they just look cheap on me.

Do you ever go through your pattern stash and say “What was I thinking?”. I know I do. I tend to buy vintage patterns in lots because I really want one or two, and the rest just kind of sweeten the deal. Case in point, never once in my life have I thought “Man IContinue reading “I buy expensive suits, they just look cheap on me.”

The Hawthorne Sew-along!

So much like the rest of the sewing community I’ve purchased Colette Pattern’s newest release, Hawthorn. It’s a beautiful shirt dress, with an option to sew it as a peplum top. It’s got enough buttons to drive even the sanest of sewers crazy using their fincky buttonholer attachments. I plan on making the sleeved version.Continue reading “The Hawthorne Sew-along!”

The Striped House Dress

Sometimes you power through and sew a dress in a few short hours. That happened today. I’ve had this pattern, simplicity 142 (1955), for a while now. The illustration is super cute, and it’s got some really neat details like the contrasting lapel pieces that are detachable. Fair warning though, I haven’t yet made any ofContinue reading “The Striped House Dress”

Finished! The Holloway Dress

Here’s some proper pictures of The Holloway Dress (Simplicity 3575). Although I’m no where near the babe of this dresses namesake is; I’ll try my best to live up to the va-va-voom attitude of many people’s favorite Mad Men character. If only I had her assets right? The dress is a bit wrinkly. I wore itContinue reading “Finished! The Holloway Dress”