• Dove Blouse

    Full on Floral: Megan Nielsen Dove Blouse

    I was all set to make the biggest bell-sleeve option of the Dove Blouse from Megan Nielsen until I saw what the pattern piece looked like. I could have used it as a template…

    February 22, 2017
  • Archer Button Up

    Calling Spring: Archer Button-Up

      I had purchased this fabric intending to wait for warmer temperatures to make it, but judging by the amount of snow we just received, Spring is still very far away indeed. I decided…

    February 10, 2017
  • Oslo Cardigan from Seamwork

     When Seamwork launched, I thought the articles were really interesting, but I wasn’t so sure about the patterns. I’ve been working to build my sewing skills beyond “quick and easy” projects, so I generally skipped…

    February 6, 2017
  • Toaster Sweater 2

    Cozy January: Toaster Sweater #2

    When I saw the post for Project Sew My Style (an online sewing challenge to create a particular item each month) from Bluebird Fabrics on Instagram, I was eager to sign up and give…

    January 29, 2017
  • The Seamstress Tag

    Last week, Maddie (from Maddie Made This)  put my name forward for The Seamstress Tag, a Proust Questionnaire for sewists, if you will, started by Jennifer from Ms. Jenny Homemaker. Thank you for thinking of me…

    January 19, 2017
  • Bruyere Shirt

    Teal Flannel: Deer and Doe Bruyere

     The Bruyere Shirt from Deer and Doe is a tried-and-true pattern for me. I’ve made several versions before and am always happy with the results. In the past, I have gone up a size…

    January 6, 2017
  • Wardrobe Update #1

      It’s time to check on the stats of my wardrobe project. I’ve made 12 garments in total in the past five months. While I am proud of that (there are some very big projects…

    December 30, 2016
  • Pauline Alice Quart Coat

    Slow Fashion Army: Pauline Alice Quart Coat

    Second up in my series of coats is the Pauline Alice Quart Coat. This coat is far more tailored in both style and construction than my Cascade Duffle Coat. This dramatic coat features many…

    December 7, 2016
  • Cascade Duffle Coat

    Burberry, by Me: The Cascade Duffle Coat

    All images by North by North Photography While I am passionate about mindful consumption, there is one category of clothing that I have decided not to place any restrictions on: outerwear. In previous years,…

    November 22, 2016