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Hey y’all! Heather here. Today I want to share a tutorial for adding an invisible zipper to our Pietra Pants.
Sometimes a pattern is just so darn good you gotta make it twice! Such was the case with the Zadie
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I am trying not to buy new fabric this year unless we need
Sometimes a sewing pattern really connects; you’ll start seeing it all over your instagram feed, and even if you weren’t
Hola! Heather here, sharing one of my recent makes, one in a long line of jumpsuits. I’ve long been an
It’s been The Year of the Sleeve for the past few years, and I admit it took me a little
This here is my second entry in the “flannel will save your life” category of winter sewing and it couldn’t
Guys. I know I am basically a broken record around this time every year, but this winter feels particularly brutal.
Dreams do come true. After sixteen freezing winters in Montreal, I’ve finally discovered the secret to a beautiful and seriously
The deadline for our Sew Frosting Challenge is around the corner (Friday to be exact) and I am coming in
Most of my sewing this year has been from our own patterns, but one release did catch my eye in
Boy oh boy do I have some projects backed up! Sometimes I feel like I can never find time to
My sewing practice has been all over the place lately. I have a tendency to make really ambitious plans that
So, here we are well into spring and I am finally bringing you one of my favorite makes from 2017
Can I sell you on the power of party pants? Party pants are the rock star of your closet; they
I’m super embarrassed about how long it has taken me to document some of my favourite sewing projects from last year.
Since we stayed home for Christmas this year, the fella and I are off on vacation next week to LA
I just realized this week I totally failed to post about this Kalle shirtdress I made in the spring. I’ve
I’m still trying to get all the garments I made this year photographed before the cold sets in here in
They said it couldn’t be done, and frankly, I’m just astonished as everyone who doubted me: it is an absolute
Next up in my series, “A million things I have sewn and not yet blogged”: the Hadley Top by Grainline
Before I leave on vacation for a few weeks (much, much needed although Alexis is on duty if you need
Have you ever experienced sewing fate? You know when you have a very specific vision in mind for something you’d
Heavens alive I love a shift dress, especially when they boast cool details or an interesting architectural silhouette. The latest
Oh the unblogged personal projects I have to share! During a month or so of relative downtime (ie. not making
Since I brought home Harry, I find myself outside a lot more often. I mean, that was kind of the
The nice thing about having a bunch of blocks and half drafted patterns sitting around (you have no idea how
You know how magazines always write those “20 Things you Absolutely Must Have in Your Closet to Qualify as a Human Woman
Do you ever get so ridiculously jazzed by a new pattern that you basically push everything else off your sewing table in
I was doing laundry the other day and realized that because of the sewing bender I’ve been on, I have
It’s so funny how we as a community can collectively get obsessed with a pattern. It’s basically how a virus spreads;
For my next trick, may I share the cozy blankety goodness I’ve been swaddled in since it left my sewing machine
So it’s time to admit it… I think the Inari dress has officially entered the pantheon of TNT patterns for
Happy 2016! I hope it’s started off well for you. I’ve loved seeing all of your ambitious sewing plans for the
Last post for 2015! And it might be one of my favourite makes this year…. I think I actually clapped
Choosing the best wool coating & wool alternatives for winter coats.
No, we’re not having a heat wave in Montreal, and no, I am not the kind of rugged/crazy Canadian stock
I‘m writing this post from the sofa of a near and dear friend (I’ve been sleeping on it), halfway through
I‘m not the tattoo type (too commitment phobic and paranoid about being accidentally frozen in an iceberg and later studied by
Do you ever stumble on fabric that feels like it’s yours even before you get to the checkout? Like you
I haven’t really had a thought out, wardrobe architectured plan for my summer sewing; it’s been pretty improvisational around here
I‘m rather ashamed to admit this, but I used to have a linen hang-up. I associated it with sweaty oversized
It’s been pretty dramatic in the studio this week. On Friday my hard drive basically combusted (I swear I saw
Sometimes, you just need to drop whatever you’re doing, like, immediately, and make a big, sweet, tropical bowl of icing
It’s time I wrap up “my grey period”. Spring has FINALLY arrived in Montreal so I promise, no more stricken/traumatized
Hello friends. Let me introduce you to my new cold-weather life partner: the Cascade Duffle Coat from Grainline Studio. We’ve already
Hi everyone! I finally managed to snag some pictures of my new pair of Ginger jeans with ankle zips. They
Hello everyone! I’m super excited today because I finally get to share my latest pattern with you; meet the Carolyn
Hello lovelies! As I type there is approximately 2 feet of snow outside, my new parka is getting broken in
Oh thank heavens, something that is not sewalong related! I mean, that was fun you guys, but I kept adding
Just looking at these photos is making me a little sad. Is it just me, or do summers get shorter
This little baby nugget of adorableness is my nephew Jack. He happens to be lying on my very first quilt
When the By Hand London ladies asked me to test the Flora, my first impulse was to make the perfect
There is something about wax prints that just screams “HAVE A GOOD TIME” to me. Maybe that’s why I sent
Well la-di-da. I’ve been posting on this here blog for a little over a year and I finally feel qualified
While in Toronto a few weeks ago, I did the thing that sewists do when traveling: find the fabric district.
It’s really hard to blog when you’re nursing a broken heart. Break-ups are the worst. But I’m snapping out of
I fell in love with this Vogue 1247 sewing pattern after seeing Sallie Oh nail it here. It’s slouchy and drapey
This was only my second time sewing with a pattern. I made it back in September but only got a
I found this pattern thrift shopping and picked it up for a whopping $0.69. I don’t generally do an empire