Sweaters

A New and Improved Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan

I had the pleasure of testing the new and improved Blackwood Cardigan from Helen's Closet. I love the one I made last year and I wear it all the time, but the biggest pleasure in making this new version is that I am now in her new size range! Thats, right the Blackwood Cardigan is… Continue reading A New and Improved Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan

Opinion · Uncategorized

On Sewing for the Average Body

This is me. 45-41-52. (image from My Body Model- a fabulous tool for sewists of every size!) An important conversation has been raging across the sewis-phere over the last couple of days regarding size inclusivity in sewing patterns. I won't rehash all the gory details, as this post is about moving forward, but I must… Continue reading On Sewing for the Average Body

Dresses

Ottobre Magazine 5/2018 Lozenge Wrap 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

Sweaters

Ottobre Magazine 5/2018 Autumn Warmer Hoodie V2

Here it is! My second version of the Ottobre Magazine  “Autumn Warmer” Hoodie and I want to wear it every day! There isn't much to say that wasn't said in my first post about this pattern, so this will mostly be pictures. I was lucky enough to stumble upon this merino knit in my local(ish) fabric… Continue reading Ottobre Magazine 5/2018 Autumn Warmer Hoodie V2