Hey y'all, Amy here. We are still on a scrap busting mission over here at the studio and this latest installment in the "packing a lunch without plastic" series is by far the most simple (see also our posts on reusable snack bags
and zero waste produce bags). The inspiration for this was the trendy reusable beeswax food wrap ad that keeps popping up in my Instagram and Facebook feeds. After a little poking around on the internet I found a bevy of companies making all kinds of plastic wrap alternatives. The thing is though: they ain't cheap! After...
Last winter, the Cone Mills closed its iconic White Oak plant in North Carolina. We offered our trademark kits for what we thought was the last time, but after they sold out in record time we wanted to give you the opportunity to get your hands on this "final reserve" of American made denim
. In February we got as much White Oak denim as we could before it was gone, and we've been sitting on the motherload ever since.
This time, we have five gorgeous denim kits
in stock that include everything you need to make a pair of jeans. Choose...
I think lightweight linen time is officially over for me... I woke up yesterday to a 4 degree morning (that's 39F to my American neighbors) which required many layers and a few curse words to leave the house. So, looking at pictures of this Amy Jumpsuit
in the perfect summer-weight linen makes me already nostalgic for a season that is only barely just over. Maybe it's because of how frequently I wore this number, how attached we became. It's like saying goodbye to that person you became best friends with almost as soon as you met.
The Amy Jumpsuit pattern
features a classic invisible zipper to help make getting in and out of your jumpsuit quick and easy. The addition of the bodice lining ensures a clean, professional finish both on the inside and outside of the garment as well. Despite the zipper, some of you may still bemoan or debate the practicality of a jumpsuit when it comes to taking your jumpsuit out in the wild and encountering say, public washrooms. We say don't knock the jumpsuit before giving it a try- the feeling of swanning around in a drapey breezy...
At this point my stash is totally out of control. I am pretty helpless in the face of an interesting fabric, and between biz and personal sewing I can always
make an excuse to add to the collection, despite my best intentions to rein it in. This insane purple geometric print was acquired during a mad run on rayon challis at a wholesaler's a year or so ago, although if you were to describe it to me I would probably make a big X with my arms (I'm less print inclined these days and purple is not my colour unless I'm...
We've heard over the years how much you like seeing new patterns on a broad range of figures so we're happy to share some of our tester's makes today! We didn't make a substantial amount of changes this time around (we love when that happens!) but FYI, we did raise the bust dart up significantly and we raised the back point in the final pattern (the better to cover that bra). Let's take a look at some of these beauts!
First up, this beachy dream from Yavannah
Sometimes you just gotta drop everything you're doing and focus on that one idea you can't stop thinking about. Such was the case with our latest PDF pattern, the Amy Jumpsuit
. As I mentioned in my summer sewing plans post
, I spotted an uber-chic wide-legged jumpsuit in London this spring and couldn't get it out of my mind. After producing the first draft in the studio, we basically all started swooning at the same time so I made the kinda last minute decision to get this into your hands as soon as I could, yearly schedule be...
Summer is nearing the end (I mean, I know technically it goes till mid-September but the minute Labour Day approaches I basically curl into a ball and have a good, wistful cry) and I still have a few more of my summer sewing projects to show you. These Jenny Shorts
are one of my favourite makes this year and have been my very best friend through the worst of the many heat waves we've endured.
They are made from the only fabric I bought on my recent trip to Sweden
, a beautiful cotton-linen blend from Marimekko