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

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

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

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

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

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;

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

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

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

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

JUMP FOR COCO

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

INTRODUCING… THE NETTIE PATTERN

Hello friends! I’m beyond excited to tell you that after a few months of laaaaaate nights, a mind-numbing amount of

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

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

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

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

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

Cuba Libre // Handmade Infinity Dress

Hola amigas. I have only just returned from a week in Cuba with 3 of my best bros. We stayed

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.

Kickin’ it in Cobalt // McCalls 6324 sewing pattern

Contrary to my relative lack of recent blog posts, I have been sewing up a damn dust storm of spring

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

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

Second Dress Ever: Surprise 60s Magic // Vintage Simplicity 7245

I found this pattern thrift shopping and picked it up for a whopping $0.69. I don’t generally do an empire