Hadley Top from Grainline Studio in White Linen

Next up in my series, “A million things I have sewn and not yet blogged”: the Hadley Top by Grainline

A New Sophie Swimsuit for my Trip to France

Bonjour mes amis! If you happened to catch any of my (sorry) countless instagram stories over the past few weeks, you

More summer wardrobe staples: Ogden Cami + Flint Pants

Before I leave on vacation for a few weeks (much, much needed although Alexis is on duty if you need

Summer Sewing! The Flint Pants from Megan Nielsen

Have you ever experienced sewing fate? You know when you have a very specific vision in mind for something you’d

A White Lace Harriet Bra

Holy grail, attained. Stick a fork in me Jerry, I AM DONE. I found my perfect everyday underwire bra pattern

Toaster Sweater + Black Ginger Jeans

I’ve been doing a relatively large amount of personal sewing over the last few months given how much sample making

Sewing Baby Clothes with Sprout Patterns and Brindelle & Twig

Pretty much everyone I know is having babies right now. While I am one giant question mark on the to

Turning the Sophie Bikini Top into a Foam Cupped Bra

One of the most common questions we get about our patterns is whether or not it is possible to use

BLACK & WHITE IMPROV WEDGE FREE MOTION QUILT

Making stuff has started to feel like a real addiction. I’m not exactly slapping at veins looking for a good

The Farrow Dress by Grainline Studio in Kaufman Metallic Linen

Heavens alive I love a shift dress, especially when they boast cool details or an interesting architectural silhouette. The latest

Chambray & Shibori Print Tamarack Jacket

Oh the unblogged personal projects I have to share! During a month or so of relative downtime (ie. not making

MY FAVOURITE EBONY TEE DRESS IN FLORAL SCUBA

This here is my personal favourite Ebony Tee. I have about 5 or 6 I’ve been wearing in constant rotation

A LIBERTY PRINT BOYLSTON BRA

I have piles and piles of new handmade things to show you, but the light and weather have confounded me

NEW YEAR, NEW BRA // A RED LACE WATSON BRA

Few things bum me out as much as the current state of my bra drawer; it’s more depressing (and only

A SPECIAL CLARE COAT (WITH LEATHER SLEEVES & AN EXPOSED ZIPPER!)

Full disclosure: I am about to talk about one of the most favourite things I’ve ever made, but have to

THE CHIC SWEATSHIRT // TALVIKKI SWEATER BY NAMED

I‘ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my wardrobe the last few months. Since the fire in my

A WIND AND WATERPROOF KELLY ANORAK (AKA LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD)

Since I brought home Harry, I find myself outside a lot more often. I mean, that was kind of the

COLETTE MYRTLE DRESS // OBSERVER FABRIC TOUR

You know how you have those patterns on your must make list, but then you keep adding things to said

AN ANIMAL PRINT WREN DRESS

I managed to make quite a few things this summer despite my workload and travelling schedule. Most of them have

THE REFASHIONERS // DECONSTRUCTED+RECONSTRUCTED LEVI 501s

I was so happy when Portia asked me to participate in The Refashioners challenge this year; my contribution is on

SUMMER STAPLE // SELF DRAFTED LINEN SHIRT DRESS

The nice thing about having a bunch of blocks and half drafted patterns sitting around (you have no idea how

CAFTAN CULT // SUMMER LIVING IN VINTAGE SIMPLICITY 5315

You know how magazines always write those “20 Things you Absolutely Must Have in Your Closet to Qualify as a Human Woman

HANNAH DRESS BY VICTORY PATTERNS

Do you ever get so ridiculously jazzed by a new pattern that you basically push everything else off your sewing table in

GOLDEN HOUR GINGER JEANS (PLUS SOME TEACHING WISDOM I’VE LEARNED)

I wasn’t sure if I should share this recent make. I mean, at this point I’ve sewn, photographed and blogged

THE PERFECT OUTFIT: INARI TEE + BRUME SKIRT

I was doing laundry the other day and realized that because of the sewing bender I’ve been on, I have

A MCCALLS M6696 SHIRTDRESS TO CALL MY OWN (IN AFRICAN WAX PRINT)

It’s so funny how we as a community can collectively get obsessed with a pattern. It’s basically how a virus spreads;

UNSELFISH SEWING // JEDEDIAH JEANS FOR MY HONEY

Warning: a smokin’ Frenchman is coming your way. Literally, he lit up a dart when I pulled out my camera

A ROWE CARDIGAN FROM BROOKLYN TWEED (THAT MY AUNT MADE!)

I am so, so guilty of the cardinal sin committed most frequently against makers, which was asking another maker to

CROSS-BACK APRON FROM SEWING HAPPINESS + GIVEAWAY TO MISS MATATABI

You’re not often confronted with your “apron situation”. I recently was, and the end result was a little embarrassing. For

PRAYING FOR SPRING IN GINGER FLARES

I worry sometimes that I bemoan Montreal weather a little too  much on this blog, but guys, this city is

MADE // STOWE BAGS BY GRAINLINE STUDIO & FRINGE SUPPLY CO

Did I intend to write an installment for the Snoqualmie Knitalong this week? I did. Did I run into problem

BLACK LACE WATSON BRA

My bra game is depressing and tired right now. While I basically only wear me-made lingerie (with the exception of a

ANIMAL PRINT + NEON CAROLYN PAJAMAS

I speak to you from the Land of Puppy. In LOP, you constantly have stinky treats in your pockets and

KNITTED // CROSS COUNTRY COAT BY WOOL & THE GANG

Or, how I handknit the hugest sweater of all time by making it 30% too big. Warning: the following post contains

ANOTHER TESSUTI SYDNEY JACKET (WITH BLACKBIRD FABRIC GIVEAWAY!)

For my next trick, may I share the cozy blankety goodness I’ve been swaddled in since it left my sewing machine

(YET ANOTHER) NAMED INARI DRESS IN STRIPED LINEN

So it’s time to admit it… I think the Inari dress has officially entered the pantheon of TNT patterns for

FLARED GINGER JEANS + SUTTON BLOUSE

Happy 2016! I hope it’s started off well for you. I’ve loved seeing all of your ambitious sewing plans for the

THE ROSCOE DRESS BY TRUE BIAS IN PRINTED SILK

Last post for 2015! And it might be one of my favourite makes this year…. I think I actually clapped

THE TESSUTI SYDNEY JACKET IN DOUBLE FACED KNIT

Winter is coming. What that means for this sewist living in one of the world’s coldest cities is so many

RAYON CHALLIS SOUTHPORT DRESS BY TRUE BIAS

No, we’re not having a heat wave in Montreal, and no, I am not the kind of rugged/crazy Canadian stock

MADE // MOTO CHIC JACKET FROM SBCC PATTERNS

I‘m writing this post from the sofa of a near and dear friend (I’ve been sleeping on it), halfway through

SUMMER UNIFORM // INARI TEE DRESS IN LINEN (AGAIN)

I‘m not the tattoo type (too commitment phobic and paranoid about being accidentally frozen in an iceberg and later studied by

THE SOPHIA DRESS PATTERN // BY HAND LONDON

Do you ever stumble on fabric that feels like it’s yours even before you get to the checkout? Like you

SALLIE JUMPSUIT PATTERN // ROMPER PATTERN HACK

I know that summer is generally a slow time for most sewists (what with the sun, the bbqs, the beach,

NAMED INARI TEE DRESS IN SOFT LINEN

I haven’t really had a thought out, wardrobe architectured plan for my summer sewing; it’s been pretty improvisational around here

BLACK LINEN LOVE: LONSDALE DRESS BY SEWAHOLIC

I‘m rather ashamed to admit this, but I used to have a linen hang-up. I associated it with sweaty oversized

TURIA DUNGAREES IN POLKA DOTS

It’s been pretty dramatic in the studio this week. On Friday my hard drive basically combusted (I swear I saw

OFF THE SHOULDER NETTIE DRESS DIY

I love a good pattern hack; there are few things more satisfying in my sewing practice than taking a pattern

SUMMER MAXI DRESS DIY WITH ART GALLERY FABRIC

I have a new strategy for keeping cool this summer and it involves wearing a surprising amount of fabric. I

MADE: ASAKA KIMONO DIY BY NAMED

Sometimes, you just need to drop whatever you’re doing, like, immediately, and make a big, sweet, tropical bowl of icing

PLAID ARCHER SHIRT + WAXED GINGER JEANS

It’s time I wrap up “my grey period”. Spring has FINALLY arrived in Montreal so I promise, no more stricken/traumatized

COZY COCO SWEATSHIRT

I‘m in serious love with my apartment; it was the luckiest of Craigslist scores. On the top floor of a

CASCADE DUFFLE COAT LOVE

Hello friends. Let me introduce you to my new cold-weather life partner: the Cascade Duffle Coat from Grainline Studio. We’ve

GINGER JEANS WITH ANKLE ZIPPERS

Hi everyone! I finally managed to snag some pictures of my new pair of Ginger jeans with ankle zips. They

GRAINLINE STUDIO LINDEN SWEATSHIRT DIY

Hold on to your hats folks. I have an explosive surprise for you: I made another knit pattern. If it

A COCO DRESS WITH A SIDE OF LEG

Let me share a piece of hard-earned wisdom with you: never, ever hem a dress while wearing leggings. Yes, you

ANOTHER WATSON BRA

HAPPY NEW YEAR LOVERS! I hope you had a magnificent holiday and managed to sidestep the terrible plague that took

AN ANNA // CHARLOTTE HOLIDAY HACK

Hello lovelies! As I type there is approximately 2 feet of snow outside, my new parka is getting broken in

MY FIRST ARCHER

Oh thank heavens, something that is not sewalong related! I mean, that was fun you guys, but I kept adding

ME-MADE LINGERIE: THE WATSON BRA

Let’s take a little sewalong break, shall we? Because today I saw that Amy at Cloth Habit finally dropped her

THE CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER MADE: TIE DYE SETACULAR

If you feel like getting a little more attention than usual, make yourself a head to toe outfit from tie

THE ENTREPENEUR UNIFORM: HUDSON PANTS PART 2

Oh fall. You’re such a seducer. After sweating our faces off for months, sleeping under damp sheets with a fan

THE HOLLY JUMPSUIT

Just looking at these photos is making me a little sad. Is it just me, or do summers get shorter

HOME OFFICE UNIFORM: HUDSON PANTS

All my freelancer friends were filled with advice when I started working from home. “Don’t sleep past 9am”. “Have a

JUMP FOR COCO

Hello friends. I’ve been trying to settle back into civilian life after an incredible weekend in New York where I

COLETTE MABEL IN IKAT

I‘ve been sewing pretty much non-stop for the last month, just not stuff I can talk about yet (wink, wink).

GRAINLINE TANK IN FOUR PLY SWANK

There is some kind of jedi force you start to feel tapped into the longer you’ve been sewing. Maybe it’s

ANOTHER ANNA

I rarely make patterns more than once (unless it’s one I’ve drafted & tested a billion times, natch). I’m a

KATY & LANEY TAP SHORTS BLOG TOUR

If you read Katy & Laney’s blog (whom I discovered last year and quickly grew to love for their fresh

SEWING INDIE MONTH: HACKING FEHR TRADE’S XYT WORKOUT TOP

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I am super excited to share a pattern tutorial/hack I did for Sewing Indie Month. I

DEER & DOE PLANTAIN-TASTIC TEE

Happy Easter everyone! I hope this finds you with chocolate smeared all over your faces. Instagram has been hopping with

BY HAND LONDON FLORA – AS A SKIRT!

When the By Hand London ladies asked me to test the Flora, my first impulse was to make the perfect

FLORA EUPHORIA

Salutations from the land where winter never ends. Montreal has become a city-state in Game of Thrones, the pale, sun

GEORGIA ON MY MIND

I have a well documented case of the hots for By Hand London patterns (see my Anna, Elisalex and Victoria

A STRIPEY PEPLUM

Hello pals! I am officially 33 today, which according to Facebook, is an auspicious & marvellous year. I’m off to

CRAFTY CHRISTMAS

I can’t fit into any pants that aren’t elasticized at the waist so I suppose we can call the holiday

A SEQUIN SHIFT FOR A MISSISSIPPI WEDDING

Why does no one tell you when you buy your first sewing machine, “Have fun. But don’t even think about

AUTUMN IN CREAM

Today we turn the clock back, and “the man” tricks us into being happy with an extra hour of sleep

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM KARL LAGERFELD

Hello everyone and Happy Halloween(ish)! As those of you who saw my Halloween posts last year know, I am crazy

AUTUMNAL SEWJO & A BROCADE MINI

Oy. What is it about the change from summer to fall that just makes me want to binge eat sweet

SALLIE SILK PART DEUX

Remember my hand-painted silk dress I posted a few weeks ago? Well, there is more to the story. Not only

SALLIE SILK IN SHIGAWAKE

Something really, really special came into my life recently. Last month, I opened a package from Texas, filled with 5

CRUSHING ON ANNA

I‘m in love. So, so, so in love. With Elisalex and Charlotte from By Hand London, of course. That love

LONSDALE IN TECNICOLOUR

A very exciting thing happened this summer. My girlfriend Anna has been bragging/raving about her family’s fabric store for years.

A SUMMER UNIFORM

Hello friends. We Montrealers are in the middle of a heat wave. A hot and humid force field of sticky

PLAYSUIT PARTY

Hello chickadees. I took a little blog break following the epic Bombshell extravaganza. A blog break. Not a sewing break.

THE VICTORIA BLAZER plus GIVEAWAY

It’s been a thrilling week and a big thank you to everyone who has purchased, tweeted or posted about the

THE CHARLOTTE SKIRT

A few months back my girls at By Hand London sent me the Charlotte Skirt along with the Elisalex dress

ANOTHER WAX PRINT PARTY DRESS

There is something about wax prints that just screams “HAVE A GOOD TIME” to me. Maybe that’s why I sent

BRASSIERE FEVER

I caught it. BAD. The bra fever. Once it gets in your bloodstream, you’re finished. How could I not? Have

OONA FOR A DAY

I know we’ve all said it at some point or another. I love you guys so much. Seriously. It is

THE ALMOST EQUIPMENT BLOUSE

Hi pals! I thought I would share this project I finished back in December with you  (a junkie stole my

BACK IN BUSINESS WITH THE ELISALEX DRESS

GUESS WHO FINALLY GOT HER SEWING MACHINE RUNNING AGAIN?! This girl. And it was a sweet, tender reunion, especially since

THE BurdaStyle LOUISA DROP-WAIST DRESS

A few days ago I reviewed the new BurdaStyle book “Sewing Vintage Modern”. When the author Jamie Lau asked me

TRIPPING THE WORLD CAPETASTIC

You’ll have to excuse the Next Top Model face here but I can’t help it – I feel like pretty

A MAKEOVER FOR AUTUMN

It’s Sunday afternoon. The sun is shining, but it’s not warm enough to go the quarry as planned for one

MY KIND OF BIKINI

I‘m back from the most blissful, peaceful week at a lake in a 70’s a-frame cottage in northern Quebec. Sleeping

Maxi & Relaxi All Cool // McCalls 6559 Sewing Pattern

I am one of the many sewists who got wrapped up in the maxi madness this summer. Seeing so many

After Dinner Mint // Butterick 5605 Sewing Pattern

I did it guys. I finally made something I can’t pick apart and criticize and beat myself up for failing

Wax Prints & Party Dresses // Butterick 5748 Sewing Pattern

It’s a given. If you plunk me down in a fabric store I will somehow find the weirdest, loudest, most