Like most people in Vancouver, I get excited about summer here. We have what feels like a short summer, but when it arrives everyone’s in a better mood. People are happier and friendlier! Or maybe it’s all in my mind and that impression is due to my own improved mood. Either way, bring on summer! (a […]
Ok, here’s the story I owe you guys, from yesterday’s Top 10 Sewing Projects recap: Last winter, I absolutely loved Reese Witherspoon’s look on the cover of InStyle magazine. What a perfect office-party look, don’t you think? I even managed to find nearly-identical fabric at Fabricana to recreate the dress. See! Look how close the […]
Now that the Statement Coat is finished and in my closet, it’s time to get on with the next item on my Top 10 Sewing Projects list. I’m super excited to make a basic black skirt, as it will give me plenty of outfit possibilities for Me-Made-May! The fabric I have was a whopping $50 […]
It just keeps on happening to me – I go into Fabricana for just one thing and come out with a new batch of projects to make.
To me, sewing for women is so much more fun. We wear dresses! We wear prints and bright colours and a variety of shapes and silhouettes. We become completely different women with the change of an outfit! Then, there’s men. They wear pants and shirts. And jackets, if it’s cold. Generally (and feel free to […]
Haven’t had much time to sew this week, sadly! Between work and running around, my floral projects have been on hold until I get a free evening. So I’ve been daydreaming about the Statement Coat, one of the items on my Top 10 Sewing Projects for 2010 list. And even though it’s spring – and therefore summer-sandals-and-lightweight-coat season is […]
I was delighted to find Colette Patterns during my search for patterns and fabric online. Everything about this site is appealing, from the fantastic vintage-yet-classic line of patterns, to the Gallery of finished creations shared by other people. And I think I found the perfect pattern for my red straight skirt – Beignet. The description […]