What do you get when you make pants out of a sweater knit? Swants! Swants seemed to have a bit of a moment back in 2014. My friend jokingly(?) asked me to make him a pair, and I politely declined. Four years later, though, I’ve made a pair for myself. Max, if you’re reading this, and still want a pair, hit me up.
After making a series of Renfrews this fall (5 in total, not all blogged), I was ready to try out a new t-shirt pattern. This is the free Uvita Top by Itch to Stitch. It has a dropped shoulder–a first for me–and relaxed silhouette.
This fabric was an impulse purchase one day back in October. I saw it on the shelf and thought that it would be perfect for an Ogden cami. When I took it to the cutting counter, there was a little bit extra left on the bolt, and the sales lady asked if I wanted the rest for 1/2 off. I said yes, hoping there was enough extra to make a pair of matching pajama shorts. I was right! Now I have a versatile cami that can be worn as a layering piece, or as part of a matching set of pajamas.
Every year at this time I like to look back and reflect on my makes for the year. 2017 has been my most productive sewing year to date, having made made 136 items. I hope you’re ready for a long read! Continue reading
Back in 2015, I travelled to Ireland to present at the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies conference in Dublin Castle. While I was in Dublin, I wandered into a fabric shop and bought this luxurious black and white printed fabric (content now unknown). I knew I wanted to make a dress out of it, so I bought 3 yards, but it took me 2 years to build up the courage to cut into it. Continue reading