This may be my most favorite recent project. It started with the fabric, which I bought from my favorite online fabric store, Fabric Mart Fabrics, awhile ago. It is rayon challis, and as soon as I saw the print, I knew I had to have it. When it arrived, I realized that the print included… Read More Splendid Spring Dress
This dress was originally planned to be a Christmas dress for last year, but I ran out of time before Christmas. I cut it out in March, but then was not inspired to sew it together until recently. The pattern is Burdastyle 8-2015-116, which I have made several times before as both a top and a… Read More Another Fall Dress
My favorite season is summer. Even when it is 90 and humid, I am still happy to be warm without having to think about wearing layers all the time. It shouldn’t be a surprise that I love making and wearing summer dresses. I could probably make an unlimited number of summer dresses, but I have… Read More Summer Dress for 2017
This past summer, I signed up for a Burda magazine subscription, and I have not regretted it. Although I haven’t made something from every issue, I have made several things (see here, here, and here). I really like that I am building up a good collection of basic patterns. Even if a pattern is not… Read More A Basic Top From Burda
This dress is another one made to fill in the “long-sleeved dress” hole in my wardrobe. I liked this look of this pattern in Burdastyle (8-2015-116B) as it seemed both easy to make and easy to wear and with a bit of shape due to the gathered waist. I wanted wool for warmth, but the… Read More Another Long-Sleeved Dress
My first fall project of the season! Following the trend of using fabric from my stash, this fabric was gifted to me. It is a sage green microsuede that is probably a couple decades old at this point. My mom gave it to me, but I think my grandmother originally bought it. Microsuede is a… Read More Microsuede Vest for Fall
Since summer is my favorite season, I had to squeeze in a couple more summer tops. One of these is super quick and simple, the other a little more complicated. The first is my “TNT” woven tank pattern, based off of a Butterick pattern. I added darts to make it a bit more fitted and… Read More Two End of the Summer Tops
If I have a favorite thing to sew, it would without a doubt be summer dresses. As a native of west Texas, I find dressing for the heat much easier than layering up for winter. Summer dresses are usually drapey fabric in bright colors and prints. Plus, you get to show more skin! As a… Read More Summer Dresses are the Best!