The Pietra Pants pattern grabbed my interest as soon as it was released. The slim legged version shown on the pattern cover immediately made me think of a certain pair of high-waisted trousers from Zara that was all the rage a year or two ago. I loved the slim lines, central seam, and those deep[…]
This month, we finally got to take a long-awaited family trip to Jamaica! The trip had been overdue when we originally booked it in March 2020, and I’m sure it won’t surprise you to hear that we then had to postpone it due to the pandemic. Because of the surge in cases over winter and[…]
There are certain times when I make something and I know I’m really late to the party – so late that when it’s done, I hesitate to even post about it since it feels like people will have seen and read all about the pattern already and I’ll have nothing material to add. (I’m thinking[…]
January is always a time for reflection, isn’t it? Last year was a bit of a rollercoaster, emotionally, and I didn’t really get much personal sewing done – just samples of patterns that were (and/or are!) in development. As we went into winter 2021 and the Omicron variant of Covid-19 reared its ugly head, I[…]
I made this off-the-shoulder dress for a sunny vacation, using the same pattern as I did for the top in this previous post (which has all the details of the pattern, sizing, alteration and construction, so I won’t repeat them here!). The dress was lovely to wear in the heat, and I love the gorgeous[…]
(EDIT: I discovered, in August 2021, that this post has been languishing in my drafts since January. FAIL! Anyway, here it is, for posterity, published many months later!) My previous post has all the details about the preparation and assembly of the trench coat. So, without further ado, here’s the big reveal!