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

How to Sew a 3D Neck Binding for Knit Fabrics

When I first made my scuba knit Ebony dress, I wanted to create a neck binding with some heft. I

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

KNIT FABRIC OPTIONS FOR THE EBONY TEE

One of my favourite things about making clothing (either for myself or for shop samples) is obsessing over fabric. I’ve

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 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

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

HOW TO SEW KNIT BINDING ON A V OR MITERED NECKLINE

I recently discovered a love for knit bindings, spurred after admiring a lovely dress made by Kay the Sewing Lawyer. It’s great

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,

FABRIC FILES: THE SALLIE JUMPSUIT PATTERN

One of the nice things about the Sallie Jumpsuit & Maxi dress pattern is that it works with a wide

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

FABRIC FILES: FLORA

T hese days I’m constantly on the hunt for new and unusual fabrics so I thought I’d start sharing what

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

COZY COCO SWEATSHIRT

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

TUTORIAL: SEWING KNIT PIPING

The Carolyn Pajama pattern is designed for woven fabrics but I think it could totally work with knits. I haven’t

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

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

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).

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 6: ATTACHING NECK BINDING

Today is the day. Pop a fresh stretch needle in that machine, do a couple of deep knee bends and

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 5: CUTTING YOUR FABRIC

Hi gang! Hope you had a lovely weekend! I had the supreme pleasure of meeting Ginger for brunch yesterday; she

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 4: PREPPING YOUR PATTERN PIECES

Hi Nettie Betties! Today we are getting started on the actual nitty-gritty making of this baby. Just a reminder about

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 2 – SUPPLIES

Hi everyone! I hope Sunday’s post on the best fabric for your Nettie was helpful. Sewing with knits is a

NETTIE SEWALONG PT 1 – FABRIC!

Hi folks! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I want to talk in depth about fabric choices for

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 STRIPEY PEPLUM

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

AUTUMN IN CREAM

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

BOMBSHELL SEWALONG PT 1 – MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS

Hey guys? Quit being amazing. Last night I posted the Bombshell Swimsuit on Etsy and the avalanche of orders and

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

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

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