Butterick posted the fall collection…and some are great!

I have been a bit disappointed with the big-4 of late, with boring, weird, and a hidden gem…sometimes. Today, that feeling was destroyed with Butterick’s Fall Line-up! Lisette’s gorgeous unlined coat is on the top of my after-I-sew-work-clothes-list! How comfy! Not one, but THREE variations on modern power suits with feminine details! Just in time…

Read More

Learning to overlock in Brazil

I am excited to share that my husband’s cousin has married a lovely Brazilian lady who happens to like sewing as much as I do! Lidiane took a sewing course that ran 20 hours a week for one year. Can you imagine! Heaven! She spent many hours learning to draft and sew RTW/manufacturing style. After…

Read More

Moto Jacket with the finishing touches

I am so happy with my jacket! In my last post, I was just about finished with the shell. Here’s the some of the sewing highlights and fitting issues. I really enjoyed this sew-a-long. I am considering sewing up the fit-and-flare dress that Lisette is hosting a sew-a-long for next week. We’ll see. I have…

Read More

Moto Jacket Pattern Adjustments

A Sew-A-Long should really be prep-a-long first! This jacket has a lot of pieces! Here are the “final” adjustments at this point: First, the FBA for a C Cup, which is crucial for a fitted jacket. My son is helpfully pointing to the straight line I drew across the 3 front pattern pieces to ensure…

Read More

Another StyleArc and some other things

Well I am truly a StyleArc convert. I whipped up the Laura leggings expecting a saggy baggy mess and got the best fitting pair of leggings I’ve ever made. I’m not going to take crotch pics in leggings, sorry. That’s just a little too personal. The only change I made was to shorten them by…

Read More

Re-stitching Infinity

My favorite well-loved “Infinity Dresses” have kicked the bucket. My black one (my LBD) was so thread-bare you could see through it and I had to chuck it back in July when a friend of mine did an intervention. It was so hard to part with and I was LBD-less! My brown one is still…

Read More