This week The Monthly Stitch collective is encouraging us to try new Indie Pattern Designers in order to discover new and interesting perspectives on modern dressmaking. I have been looking at Style Arc for quite some time, but for some reason the cartoon models always made me feel unsure about their patterns. Something subconscious I … Continue reading Barb Pants are new to me! For IPM
Hello, hello wonderful! How is that fabric stash going? Any progress on your scrap fabric bin? Today I am sharing my latest obsession ( I have made 4 of these in 1 day) to reduce your stash and put those precious pretty remnants in wonderful use, and to make pretty Valentine’s day or Mothers day … Continue reading Pretty cosmetic bags – free Burda Style tutorial
Modifying and “hacking” sewing patterns comes to me naturally: the are so many ideas and not enough patterns, and the best way creating something unusual is to mix and match, and add a bit of your own twist. At the very beginning of Indie Pattern Month I invested into Pendrell blouse and Moji pants pattern. I … Continue reading Pendrell shirt and Moji skirt – hack it!
I could probably write a book about my trials and errors in pant making. I really don’t think that any other sewn garment made me that upset while making and this happy when I am done with it… and it actually fits!!! Those who have tried their best at making pants will understand. Fit, grain, … Continue reading Moji pants – make them TWICE!
Good afternoon, sewing society! This is my first time participating in Indie Pattern Month and I should say that it is ALL new to me. I have never sewn with Indie Patterns, maybe except those that I could download from Internet for free. In all honesty, I was always a huge fan of Burda Style … Continue reading Indie pattern month – NEW TO ME
Behind and playing catch up with #MMMay’16. Day 22 is here with simple color blocked kimono blouse made out of remnant piece of floral denim-style poplin and silver-grey shirting fabric. It is simple and comfy, perfect for day on the go! My sewing and wearing MeMadeMay’16 journey on Instagram, Pinterest and Bloglovin Pattern: for the top … Continue reading Day 22 of #MMMay’16 – color blocked
Day 21 of #MMMay16 is filled with simplicity of clean silhouettes and straight forward patterns. This satin top is one of my first makes from 2 years ago, however this skirt was made just a day before this picture was taken. It is an easy make and will make anyone happy with the outcome – read below for gathered skirt … Continue reading Day 21 of #MMMay’16 – DIY simple gathered skirt
Make this work outfit with 2 FREE patterns! Since we don’t really use the coat closet in our apartment, I have taken over it and put all my sorted work clothing in there. Although I can wear tan and khaki for the bottoms, I have to be very careful with how I plan my days, … Continue reading Day 19 of #MMMay – back to work, back to reality
Make this stylish floral shift dress with FREE pattern! I think I am reaching the point where I have more dresses in my wardrobe than I can possibly wear, I should STOP but I CAN’T 🙂 No wonder, with this free pattern, a yard and a half of fabric and about 2 hours of your time … Continue reading Day 18 of #MMMay’16 – floral dress with FREE pattern
I love this time of the year in Vegas: it is warm enough to wear something light, but not hot enough so that all you want is to hide in a room with AC. Day 16 of #MMMay16 is filled with floral accents on my top and in the photo backgrounds! Lovely sleeveless top drafted … Continue reading Day 16 of #MMMay with Flower Power