One day last month I woke up with a crazy idea: “I think I’ll make a dress to wear to dinner tonight.” Brandon and I had reservations at the nice French restaurant in town, and I wanted a new dress to wear for the occasion. Enter the Davie Dress by Sewaholic!
This is my first make for myself in 2016! I’ve made a few cardigans before (see here, here, and here), but this one is a different style. The Jenna Cardi is a nice complement to the Julia Cardigan already in my pattern. My two Julia cardigans are more casual and flowy, whereas this style is more traditional. I tend to wear the Jenna cardigans with jeans and pants, but I thought this cardigan would be more appropriate for dresses and higher-waisted skirts, which I tend to wear more often. Continue reading
This dress was one of the first dresses I ever made. Probably in the first five. I made it back in March 2014. It is the Coco pattern by Tilly and the Buttons. It’s blogged over on the old version of my blog, before I switched over to WordPress. This dress is super comfortable, and definitely falls into the “secret pajama” category. When I wore it last week and told that to my friend, she said, “houndstooth pajamas?!?” It’s true.
Seamwork is a new online sewing magazine by Colette Patterns. It features sewing stories, ranging from techniques to personal stories, to sewing tours of cities around the country. In every issue, they include two quick patterns, designed to be made up in just an hour or two. Each issue of the magazine is available for free online, and the patterns are just a few dollars each for subscribers. I think it’s a great concept, but I haven’t been interested in many of their patterns yet. I subscribed for a hot second just so that I could buy this pattern. It is the Mesa Dress is from their June 2015 issue. It’s basically a tee-shirt dress with a wide neckline, short sleeves, and small side slits. It is advertised to take just an hour to sew. Boy, did it take me longer. Continue reading
At the same time that I bought the fabric for my fourth and fifth plantain tees, I also bought some striped fabric with the idea of making another Moneta. When I bought this fabric, I thought that it was navy blue and white. It turns out that it’s black and white. I have a ton of black and white dresses already (see my other Moneta here and my b/w Coco here, plus a bunch of other pre-blog or RTW dresses), but what’s the harm in one more? Continue reading