I have a terrible habit of sleeping in whatever I can find. Typically, a horrid old t-shirt and even worse, one with the sleeves cut out messily. WHAT?! I know! I sew wonderful garments for myself to wear during the day and out of the house. My mum […]
I’ve always loved sewing a classic shirt. Give me a collar stand and collar and I’m a happy seamstress. A shirt is a classic piece that is way above trends and is always very wearable. They are fun to sew and we can achieve so many looks with […]
This post is all about the PRAGUE TOP AND DRESS. I have made two tops to share with you and they are not what you’d expect. The cold shoulder made warm is a reality with some easy pattern changes to the sleeve. You’ll also be able to have […]
This is the third post in my “Go with the flow” capsule – collection that will use all the 8 patterns in the new book: SEW BEAUTIFUL. Make Stylish Handmade Clothing with Simple Stitch-and-wear Patterns by Kennis Wong. Catch up here 🙂 PART 1. Overview of all the […]
The Mornington top & dress has a beautiful V neckline and I it’s a great opportunity for me to focus on two ways to finish V necklines for a neat finish. This is the second post in my “Go with the flow” capsule – collection that will use […]
2 Causeway Bomber Jackets (NEW Itch to Stitch). Reversible or lined….. a sheer sleeve chiffon version too!
I’ve always been a fan of bomber jackets, and it’s a style that seems to stay around forever. Making them with statement prints has always been my approach, and I have made many bombers before in my days. When a testing call was posted for the Causeway Bomber […]
3 Antrim dresses (Itch to Stitch). Surplice bodice & ruched waistband. Sleeve alternatives & Peplum.
I was recently a pattern tester for Itch to Stitch designs, and this time, for the gorgeous Antrim dress. The Antrim dress has surplice bodice, another name for a wrap bodice, and this design has this bodice reaching below the bust. What completes the bodice length is the […]
The Celeste dress is a new sewing pattern release from Itch to Stitch Designs, I have been a pattern tester for this Indie pattern brand since 2017 and it it extremely difficult for me to pass on pattern tests. The designs are always so beautiful and totally my […]
The Chemainus top is a pattern from Itch to Stitch designed for woven fabrics and the style ticks so many boxes for me. The flowy relaxed fit means it’s very appropriate for delicate fabrics and they are my favorites to sew with. I have been a pattern tester […]