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

My Party Pants: Gold Metallic Sasha Trousers

Can I sell you on the power of party pants? Party pants are the rock star of your closet; they

Lady in Red: My Silk Kielo Wrap Dress

I’m super embarrassed about how long it has taken me to document some of my favourite sewing projects from last year.

Wiksten Oversized Kimono Jacket from Making Zine

Since we stayed home for Christmas this year, the fella and I are off on vacation next week to LA

A Kalle Shirtdress pattern in Blue Tencel

I just realized this week I totally failed to post about this Kalle shirtdress I made in the spring. I’ve

Last Breath of Summer: My Pink Linen Pants

I’m still trying to get all the garments I made this year photographed before the cold sets in here in

The Perfect Outfit: White Ginger Jeans + Denim Kalle Tunic

They said it couldn’t be done, and frankly, I’m just astonished as everyone who doubted me: it is an absolute

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

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

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

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

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

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;

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

CLARE COAT SEWALONG PT 2 // WOOL COATING FABRIC (AND WOOL ALTERNATIVES)

Choosing the best wool coating & wool alternatives for winter coats.

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

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

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

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 already

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

INTRODUCING: THE CAROLYN PAJAMA PATTERN

Hello everyone! I’m super excited today because I finally get to share my latest pattern with you; meet the Carolyn

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

THE HOLLY JUMPSUIT

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

MY FIRST QUILT + BOOK REVIEW

This little baby nugget of adorableness is my nephew Jack. He happens to be lying on my very first quilt

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

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

Tutorial: Welt Pockets on Seams

Well la-di-da. I’ve been posting on this here blog for a little over a year and I finally feel qualified

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.

St. Patty’s Skirt // Burda 6058 sewing pattern

It’s really hard to blog when you’re nursing a broken heart. Break-ups are the worst. But I’m snapping out of

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

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