Combine 2.5 m of beautiful wool-blend Prince of Wales suiting and Simplicity 4097 and what do you get? The perfect fall jumper! I’ve always wanted a jumper, something easy that I can just pull on over top of leggings and a blouse (or a full set of long johns, lol!) It isn’t the most flattering… Continue reading Simplicity 4097 in the Fall of the Year
Do you remember the Vogue wrap dress I made last year? No? Hahaha, I don’t blame you. That dress never really worked for me. The waist sat too high, meaning I was forever tugging it down. And the bodice had these odd little tucks …NOT flattering. So rather than keeping a dress that I was… Continue reading A Vogue-Moneta hack
So you thought I was just sitting around smelling the fresh air for the last two months in the Yukon, eh? Actually, my friend Dee and I had a sewing date and we made matching Moneta dresses: a Moneta Pas de Deux! Dee came out to the cabin for a weekend and we sewed. It… Continue reading a Moneta Pas de Deux (a bit of Moneta Madness under the Midnight Sun)
Here you thought I wasn’t sewing anything during April. Silly you! I’ve been seeing this dress all over the internet and finally decided it was time for me to make one. This is the Monetta dress from Colette Patterns, and INDY designer. I have a lot to learn about sewing stretchy knits. I think this… Continue reading My first Colette Monetta
Melissa Peda took this picture of a flower in her garden and posted it on her blog (100BillionStars) the other day. (She has a lovely blog, by the way. You should check it out! I am inspired every single time I visit it.) I Love This Colour! I used to have a sweater in… Continue reading K is for Knitting (really, what else could it be for?)
Well, what can I say? It was Valentine’s Day and for the very first time I was going to a Big Band dance as a general audience member and not as the bari player! A gal needs a new dress for such a monumental occasion, don’t you agree? I mean…I held down the bottom end… Continue reading Another Vintage New Look 6510: are you kidding me?