Raglan progression
Sewing

Raglan progression

Like many, I’ve been taken with the raglan-sleeved sweatshirt trend. I had a vintage 1980s pattern in my stash, which turned out to be disastrously large through the armpits, chest and sleeves. (Every time I’m facing extensive pattern changes, there seems to be a McCall’s/Butterick/Vogue sale and a pattern that promises to save me from … Continue reading

Isabecca tunic
Sewing

Isabecca tunic

Didn’t expect to see me back so soon, didja? As I mentioned in this post, I re-visited the Rebecca Taylor pattern (Vogue 1367) to emulate an Isabel Marant tunic I’ve had a crush on for a few years. A super-stylish former coworker of mine has the shirt version, so I got to admire it in person … Continue reading

Bossy bees
Challenge / Sewing

Bossy bees

Alternate title: How Sally of The Quirky Peach bossed me into making a beautiful dress. Yes, it’s true – Sally and I engaged in some light-hearted bossing as part of Heather Lou and Oona’s brainchild, The Sew Bossy Initiative! Normally, I’m not much for planned sewing. I can’t even tell my own danged self what to sew without facing major … Continue reading

Purple plum
Sewing / Textile

Purple plum

I’m just now getting around to sharing this project, which I made during my Introvert’s Birthday. It also made an appearance on Day 2 of Me-Made-May this year. I used the same ever-abundant tan linen as my Shibori Satsuki to make this dress, and then dyed it. I hadn’t made the pattern before (Simplicity 2360), … Continue reading