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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
I have found in the last 18 months or so (read: Covid pandemic!) that my sewing time has become more limited and, consequently, more precious. I’m not sewing as often, so I end up deliberating for days over what to sew next, determined that it should be 100% the right project and the right outcome.[…]
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[…]
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[…]
(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!
A quick glance at the date of the previous post on this blog will show that I have struggled to find the time to write blog posts. A quick glance through previous posts will also show that my posts are not usually brief(!), because I like to go into detail and I usually have a[…]