Dresses | Uncategorized

Forest Green Autumn – McCalls 7974

Seamstress mania is a powerful force. It can be the fire under your ass that motivates you to rip off the “fear of failure” bandaid and just go for it. It’s the fuel that gets you through a marathon of sewing, where the construction becomes a blur and you come out the other side going, […]

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Dresses

Kerttu Knot Dress

T’was the week before a transpacific flight to Hawai’i, and I settled on the fact that I had nothing to wear to a lu’au. I had been mulling on what would be considered appropriate for a lu’au for some weeks at this point, voting against a summery Hawai’ian shirt, in favor of something breezy. We […]

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Dresses | Wedding

Lissa’s Wedding Dress – The Planning

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a hell of a year, for all of us. One of the highlights to come out of this year however, was that I sewed the most beautiful thing of my entire life. More beautiful than my own wedding dress, more beautiful than any dress I’ve ever imagined. […]

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Dresses | Uncategorized

Red Slim McCalls 6696

I’m back with another one! There’s not too much to write about this one, as it’s my fourth M6696 that I’ve made. This time, I’ve chosen the slim skirt rather than the gathered skirt. It lends a whole different vibe to the pattern, and feels much more structured. I think that with the slim skirt, […]

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cosplay | Uncategorized

MHW Hub Lass Cosplay

Hold on tight everyone, this is a big one. This cosplay took me probably 3 months straight of work to put together, between the pattern drafting, construction, small hand sewing, and finishing details. But I thoroughly enjoyed the process. I’m beginning to enjoy making these costumes and cosplays more than traditional garment sewing. It might […]

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Outwear | Tops | Uncategorized

Coppelia Wrapigan

Yes, it’s called a cardigan on the pattern. But my husband insists it’s a wrapigan, combo of a wrap and cardigan. To each their own. I think I was drawn to the Coppelia wrap cardi due to the ballet-style. I did ballet for nearly a decade as a kid, and have a big soft spot […]

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Tops

Autumnal Kalle

This make has sealed it, the Closet Case Patterns Kalle pattern is one of my favorites by far. I was able to squeeze this shirt out of some leftover flannel after making Ian a button-up. I ran out of fabric and had to improvise and finish the bottom with bias tape instead of the facing, […]

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