The Little Black Dress of My Dreams // Rachel Comey Vogue 1501

So, here we are well into spring  and I am finally bringing you one of my favorite makes from 2017

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

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;

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 IN SHIGAWAKE

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

THE ALMOST EQUIPMENT BLOUSE

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

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

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

Caftantastic // McCalls 6552 Sewing Pattern

Getting older means that a seemingly harmless night of sangria with old friends becomes the worst decision you ever made

The Jetsons, in Silver & Neon // McCalls 6278 Sewing Pattern

My obsession with the exposed neon zipper continues. It’s like Fatal Attraction, except um, not at all (first of all,

A 70’s Summer Dress in Brooklyn // Vintage Simplicity 6979 Sewing Pattern

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been sewing as if my sewing machine has only a few weeks to live (if

Spring Shirt Dress // McCalls 6520 Sewing Pattern

It’s been waaay too long since posting a finished product. Not for lack of material – I have 4 undocumented

Leopard Mullet Hem // McCalls 6504 Sewing Pattern

While in Toronto a few weeks ago, I did the thing that sewists do when traveling: find the fabric district.

A Banana Exploded On Me // McCalls 6279 Sewing Pattern

Not everything works out as planned. I never had a clear vision for this pattern but I thought it would

Tent Party // Vintage Simplicity 7203 Sewing Pattern

This here is my “let’s not commit to this new weight gain and make something loose and forgiving, shall we?”

Getting older and golder (and learning the benefits of a muslin) // Vogue 1209 sewing pattern

The beast. The trial. The Courtney Love. The Very Difficult Birthday Dress. I barely made it out alive. I’d been

Not a T-Shirt // Vogue 1247 Sewing Pattern

I fell in love with this Vogue 1247 sewing pattern after seeing Sallie Oh nail it here. It’s slouchy and drapey

Patches // Vogue 1788 sewing pattern

When I was in Paris in September it seemed like EVERYTHING with a sleeve had elbow patches. I’ve been wanting

The Mondo Shift Dress // McCalls 5753

This was only my second time sewing with a pattern. I made it back in September but only got a

Orange Crushing // Butterick 3407 Sewing Pattern

One of my oldest, nearest and dearest friends got married this month. For our bridesmaid dresses she requested bright, summery