Sewing Projects

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This Alder shirtdress started with some very special fabric, a gift from a friend returning from Bali.  Completely out of his element, browsing bolts of fabric, and asking for advice in broken English he found this gorgeous natural linen (and some stunning silk chiffon lace.)  After much deliberation and a Pinterest board for inspiration I […]

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tonight, another By Hand London dress.  This evening I went on a quick hike down to the ocean for a swim with my friend Benny.  Who, by the way has the most delicious food blog.  After the swim I threw on my dress and we managed to get a few shots.  The pattern is the Elisalex […]

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

A beautiful pattern and some gorgeous fabric.  I love working with Nani Iro double gauze, it is so easy to sew, comfortable to wear, and the prints are amazing.  I had these two paired in my mind for quite some time, but when I went to cut everything out I realized that the pattern called […]

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This was my most satisfying make in a while.  Over the month of May I wore at least one handmade item each day and I came to realise that I should be sewing more casual wear as that is what I like to wear on a day to day basis, not pretty dresses. Immediately after […]

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

I’ve been thinking about making this dress for a while now.  The inspiration started with this pin and evolved a bit when I saw Jen’s Madewell Scout tutorial.  I started with Colette’s Laurel pattern and then applied Jen’s instructions for this alteration, using the Scout T’s sleeve pattern piece.  One sleeve set in beautifully, but […]

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