Monday, October 12, 2015

Anna + Veronika = Annonika?

I needed a dress to wear to a good friend's wedding recently (the same wedding for which I made my beach cover-up Mojave)...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Testing, testing: True Bias Roscoe Blouse

I was a tester for the newest True Bias pattern, the Roscoe Blouse and Dress, a boho-style, loose-fitting peasant blouse or dress with raglan sleeves, a gathered, split neck with ties.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Tutorial: Single Layer Slash Pocket

When I make pants that have a slash style pocket, I tend to like to make it a one-layer pocket to reduce bulk in my hip/thigh area. I've used this type of pocket many times, including on my recent McCall's 6083 jumpsuit, two pairs of Hudson pants (cropped and chambray), my two Bettines (rayon and lawn), Tim's Juba shorts, and my Ilsley skirt. I had some requests for an explanation of what I mean when I say "one-layer pocket," so I made a tutorial. A very, um, rustic tutorial, but hopefully it explains what I'm talking about!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Seamwork Mojave in Gauze

The Seamwork Mojave dress/beach cover-up/kaftan/tunic thing caught my eye right away when it came out, but I only just got around to sewing it while on my recent Labor Day Seamwork bender (see also: Seamwork Akita, Seamwork Mesa). I love the neckline and the little gathers below the bust...