I had a fancy-ish event to attend a couple of weeks ago and despite telling myself that I absolutely, under no circumstances, needed a new dress, I was sitting in my office late Friday afternoon and inspiration struck. I had just gotten a 5 yard end of bolt deal on this fabric from LA Finch… Continue reading Seamwork Gene Dress
Friends! I am so excited to share my latest York Pinafore with you AND to let you know that I am teaching a sewing class! WOOOOOO. From interacting with folks in both online and in real life, it has really become more and more apparent to me how important it is to make sure that… Continue reading York Pinafore Class at Hip Stitch Albuquerque!
I'm not going to lie, when Helen first released the York Pinafore, I though to myself "what a strange garment". It seems like pinafores might be a trendy garment elsewhere, but it takes a while for trends to reach us here in New Mexico. However, over the course of the last year, I somehow developed… Continue reading York Pinafore V1
I made this Cashmerette Pembroke about a month ago and it has been worn at least once a week since, so I would say this pattern is a real winner! I've made one other version out of fleece for lounging, but I think I could use way more every day versions of this pattern. Its… Continue reading Cashmerette Pembroke
Over the summer (hence the old photos), I got the bug to find a pattern for a close fitting, knit, tank dress that could be used for layering. I figured my options were to either hack the Cashmerette Concord Tee or seek out something new. Deer and Doe had recently rolled out their new size… Continue reading Fitting the Deer and Doe Givre Dress
Here is my first project of 2019! Ok, so I sewed everything but the sleeve hems in 2018 and then finished those up on January 2nd, so I'm counting it. This was my fun, knit palate cleanser between Christmas sewing for others and some major pattern testing I committed myself to in January (stand by… Continue reading Ottobre Magazine 5/2018 Lozenge Wrap Dress
Happy Halloween! Here is my first E.S.P. dress from Decades of Style, which is a truly adorable pattern that is great for novelty prints. I'll apologize in advance because this post is going to be short on facts, so please just enjoy the photos. I sewed this dress for Halloween last year and I didn't take… Continue reading A Halloween ESP Dress from Decades of Style